Midwest Book Review
Through a combination of time management skills, planning and initiative, teachers are given formulas for success relating specifically to executive function skills, and will find this a powerful teaching tool.
Nasen Special Magazine
Readers, both teachers and parents, will recognise the situations, the conversations, the misunderstandings and the frustrations, and they will gain a valuable range of techniques and options for helping young people learn to fix their attention.
Steven E. Band, Ph.D., Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Baltimore
Paula Moraine's goals are to make executive functions more understandable and to guide teachers and parents in helping students learn how they learn. She achieves those goals with clarity and creativity. An excellent book!
Cindy Glorioso, mother of two children with ADHD and dysgraphia
My 10th grade son was discouraged to the point of having shut down educationally and emotionally when we started working with Paula. Using a systematic approach, she has identified his individual learning style and taught him to "tap-in" to strategies that allow him to succeed in any environment. Now he can navigate assignments, tasks, and daily routines achieving outcomes which demonstrate his full potential. Most importantly, he is confident and believes in his abilities again.
Paula Carmody, M.A.S., Educational Director, The Highlands School
The 'ingredients' are presented with great imagery, making the concepts understandable and relevant. Paula provides a fresh and accessible approach to teaching and executive function that every teacher needs.
Ailsa Gillen, Specialist OT, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, NHS LothianBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT)
This book presents techniques to use with students, both in schools and at home. It is aimed at educators and, to some extent, parents. The author explores 'executive functions', which she defines as attention, memory, planning, organization inhibition, initiative, and flexibility... The book is also American and focuses on the United States school system. There are, however, many concepts, ideas, and interventions which are transferrable to the United Kingdom. Overall this is a useful book which offers a model of working for those based in the education system and perhaps elsewhere.