Brain Development and School offers a range of practical classroom strategies to help pupils develop their executive function. Packed with useful tips that are grounded in theory, it examines how to support aspects of children’s executive functioning that can affect their school life; including self-control, memory, metacognition, organisation, motivation, self-regulation and focus.
Relevant for pupils in the primary and secondary school, the book focuses on ways of improving children’s emotional and intellectual development. It includes:
This book will be beneficial to all teachers, school leaders and SENCOs looking to support their pupils by identifying and understanding the root causes of their behaviour. It recognises the important role that schools play in pupils’ neurological development and suggests ways for schools to provide more personalised, differentiated support for individual pupils.
Chapter 1. What is Executive Functioning?
Chapter 2. Who is at risk and why
Chapter 3. Action: an individual’s ability to monitor and regulate their activity
Chapter 4. Activation: the organisation of tasks
Chapter 5. Effort: the pupil’s ability to regulate and sustain their effort and motivation
Chapter 6. Emotion: managing frustration and modulating feelings
Chapter 7. Focus: finding, sustaining, and shifting attention as required
Chapter 8. Memory: using working memory and accessing recall
Chapter 9. Child development: formal learning, play, risk taking and physical exercise
Chapter 10. Self-assessment questionnaire
The nasen spotlight series provides practical guidance and tried-and-tested resources for all schools and professionals involved in supporting Special Educational Needs. Written by leading experts and covering a wide range of important issues relating to SEN, the books include accessible explanations and examples of best practice, as well as tools and techniques that you can use to improve provision in school. Several new books are published each year to reflect your changing professional needs, and the whole series is brought to you by nasen, the leading organisation representing SEN professionals.