The Impulsive, Disorganized Child

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A book review of The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids With Executive Functioning Difficulties by James W. Forga, Ph.D. & Mary Anne Richey

A book review of The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids With Executive Functioning Difficulties by James W. Forga, Ph.D. & Mary Anne Richey

Stars: ****

Routledge (2015)
Parenting
280 pages

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Summary: Impulsive, scattered, lost, unfocused, unprepared, disorganized: These are just a few of the words used to describe kids with executive functioning deficits, which commonly affect many children already diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism. The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties helps parents pinpoint weak executive functions in their children, then learn how to help their kids overcome these deficits with practical, easy solutions.

Children who can’t select, plan, initiate, or sustain action toward their goals are children who simply struggle to succeed in school and other aspects of life. Parents need the helpful, proven advice and interactive surveys and action plans in this book to empower them to take positive action to teach their disorganized, impulsive child to achieve independence, success, and a level of self-support.

The Impulsive, Disorganized Child

If you have a child who has trouble with focusing, decision making, goal setting, initiation, time management, self-monitoring, self-restraint and flexibility, you have a child with executive functioning problems. This book is for you.

Any child can have these issues but they are more common in kids with ADHD, ODD, Autism, OCD, Schizophrenia and more.

This book goes over each type of executive functioning (EF) skill starting with a self reflection survey and then a list of issues you may see if this EF is a problem. Following that is an in-depth explanation of the skill, how it normally develops and how you may see this EF as problematic in home, school and community.

Also there is a suggestion for teachers section that you have permission to photocopy and give to your child’s teacher. Finally there are ways you can help younger and older children with this skill, leveraging technology and next steps.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.

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