This introductory chapter to Unstuck and On Target! covers the goals, prerequisites, and benefits of this manual. A classroom-based intervention approach for high-functioning students, this innovative guide gives special educators ready-to-use lessons that promote cognitive and behavioral flexibility in everyday situations.
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Take a closer look at Unstuck and On Target! An Executive Function Curriculum to Improve Flexibility, Planning, and Organization, Second Edition.
Read the Unstuck & On Target!, Second Edition foreword by John Elder Robison.
Read the introduction of Unstuck & On Target!, Second Edition and download the new activity, Who Knows Whom?
View the sample lesson from Unstuck and On Target!. This lesson focuses on the concepts of flexibility and rigidity. A lesson activity and its corresponding handout are included.
Read the excerpt and discover how to teach how to set priorities, identify distractors, and monitor progress. The skills in this chapter will help those with ASD make conscious choices about when to work toward a goal and when to just have fun.
Using suggestions and scripts from the book Solving Executive Function Challenges, this post will give you some pointers on helping kids choose and reach their overarching goals—and sidestep those pesky whims that can derail their progress.
So what are the first steps toward supporting flexibility in your classroom?
Why do some students have a harder time getting it together in class, grasping concepts, remembering their homework, keeping track of assignments? Are they just less disciplined, or is something else at work?
Though teachers are not always taught to recognize the signs, neurodevelopmental delays often underlie students' struggles. Once educators learn to spot the weaknesses, they become empowered to target instruction right where it will do the most good.
Try these essential steps for getting started.
When students have trouble regulating their behavior, it makes learning a challenge. Many schools have PBIS programs in place to support positive behavior. How can you be sure yours is working?
To find out, learn about a PBIS self-assessment your school can take to clearly pinpoint what you're doing well and what you should target in the year ahead. At the same time, put these tips and tools in the hands of teachers and counselors to help better bolster behavior at every level.