Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom
Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D. (Editor); With chapters by ResearchILD staff: Kalyani Krishnan, Judi Stein, Melissa Feller; Donna Kincaid; Nancy Trautman; Surina Basho; Melissa Orkin and others — Guilford Press, April 2018
This groundbreaking volume, now revised and updated, has given thousands of educators and clinicians a deeper understanding of executive function (EF) processes in typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The book elucidates how PreK–12 students develop such key capacities as goal setting, organization, cognitive flexibility, working memory, and self-monitoring. Leading experts in education, neuroscience, and psychology explore the links between EF and academic performance and present practical applications for assessment and instruction. Exemplary practices for supporting students with EF difficulties in particular content areas—reading, writing, and math—are reviewed.
Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D. (Editor); With chapters by ResearchILD staff: Bethany Roditi Ph.D., Judi Stein, Kalyani Krishnan, Joan Steinberg and Laura Sales Pollica — Guilford Press, Spring 2007
Accessible and practical, this book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes—such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking—into the classroom curriculum. Chapters provide effective strategies for optimizing what K–12 students learn by improving how they learn. Noted authority Lynn Meltzer and her research associates present a wealth of easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids. Featuring numerous whole-class ideas and suggestions, the book also shows how to differentiate instruction for students with learning or attention difficulties. Case examples illustrate individualized teaching strategies and classroom accommodations. More than a dozen reproducibles are included; the large-size format facilitates photocopying and day-to-day reference. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.