Executive Function in Education

Second Edition
From Theory to Practice

Edited by Lynn Meltzer

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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.

New to This Edition See also Meltzer's authored book Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom, which provides easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids.

“Although the term 'executive function' is now widely used, there is still considerable confusion about its meaning and practical implications. In this useful second edition of Executive Function in Education, Meltzer has brought together important theories and recent research. Intervention-focused chapters offer practical guidance on how EF knowledge can inform more effective instructional strategies in reading, writing, and math.”

—Thomas E. Brown, PhD, private practice, Manhattan Beach, California; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California


“Meltzer—a pioneering, visionary researcher—is joined by a who’s who of EF experts in this second edition, which includes valuable updates and new chapters. Graduate students and experienced educators will benefit equally from the breath and scope of this book. If you were going to purchase only one volume on the topic of EF in education, it should be this second edition.”

—Sam Goldstein, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah School of Medicine; Clinical Director, Neurology, Learning, and Behavior Center
Table of Contents

I. Executive Function: Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks

1. Executive Function: Binding Together the Definitions of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities, Martha Bridge Denckla & E. Mark Mahone

2. Hill, Skill, and Will: Executive Function from a Multiple Intelligences Perspective,

Seana Moran & Howard Gardner

3. Executive Capacities from a Developmental Perspective, Jane Holmes Bernstein & Deborah P. Waber

4. The Development of Hot and Cool Executive Function: A Foundation for Learning in the Preschool Years, Andrei D. Semenov & Philip David Zelazo

II. Executive Function in Different Diagnostic Groups: Challenges of Identification and Treatment

5. Executive Function Difficulties and Learning Differences: Assessment for Teaching, Lynn Meltzer, Julie Dunstan-Brewer, & Kalyani Krishnan

6. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities and Executive Function: The Challenges of Effective Assessment and Teaching, Judith A. Stein & Kalyani Krishnan

7. Executive Function in Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Research to Practice, Meghan Miller, Patricia L. Schetter, & Sally Ozonoff

III. Executive Function Processes in the Content Areas

A: Reading: Current Findings and Interventions

8. Executive Function and Reading Difficulties: A Tale of Complexity in Diagnosis and Treatment, Jonathan D. Scheff, Neena M. Hudson, Mary Tarsha, & Laurie E. Cutting

9. Working Memory and Reading: Is there Evidence for an Executive Processing Deficit?, H. Lee Swanson & Jennifer E. Kong

10. Self-Regulation and Reading Comprehension: Self-Perceptions, Self-Evaluations, and Effective Strategies for Intervention, Tami Katzir, Vered Markovich, Einat Tesler, & Michal Shany

B. Interventions across the Content Areas

11. Creating Strategic Classrooms and Schools: Embedding Executive Function Strategies in the Curriculum, Lynn Meltzer

12. The Strategic Math Classroom: How Executive Function Impacts Math Learning, Joan Steinberg & Bethany Roditi

13. Self-Regulated Strategy Development in Writing: A Classroom Example of Developing Executive Function Processes and Future Directions, Karen R. Harris, Steve Graham, Linda Mason, Debra McKeown, & Natalie Olinghouse

14. Optimizing Executive Function in the Digital World: Advances in Universal Design for Learning, Samantha G. Daley & David H. Rose

Index


About the Editor

Lynn Meltzer, PhD, is President and Director of the Institutes for Learning and Development (ResearchILD and ILD) in Lexington, Massachusetts. She is also an Associate in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a fellow and past president of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities. For 30 years, she was Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Child Development at Tufts University. Dr. Meltzer is founder and chair of the international Learning Differences Conference, which was established in 1986 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her decades of neuropsychological evaluations and clinical consultations with children, adolescents, and adults have emphasized the theory-to-practice cycle of knowledge. She has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences, including the International Association for Cognitive Education conference in South Africa, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Council for Learning Disabilities. Among Dr. Meltzer's extensive publications and presentations are the books Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom, The Power of Peers in the Classroom (coedited with Karen R. Harris), and Executive Function in Education, Second Edition. Together with her ResearchILD colleagues, she developed SMARTS Online, an evidence-based executive function and peer mentoring/coaching curriculum for middle and high school students (www.smarts-ef.org).
Audience

Special educators and classroom teachers, school psychologists, neuropsychologists, developmental and clinical psychologists, and social workers working with 4- to 17-year-olds (grades PreK–12).
Serves as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.

Special package offer: Executive Function in Education: Second Edition: From Theory to Practice, presents state-of-the-art knowledge on the role of EF in learning across the content areas. Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom provides easy-to-implement assessment tools, instructional ideas, and planning aids.

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Previous editions published by Guilford:

First Edition, © 2007
ISBN: 9781606236468
New to this edition: