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1st Edition

Smart and Smarter

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ISBN 9789057025785
Published January 1, 1999 by Routledge
183 Pages

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Book Description

Aims to teach parents and educators how to enhance a child's educational achievement using the Behavioural Assessment Rating Inventory (BARI) and the Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children. Both instruments possess diagnostic and prescriptive teaching qualities.

Table of Contents

I THE NATURE OF INTELLIGENCE 1 Enhancing Your Child's Intelligence: An Introduction to Cognitive Coaching 2 The Distribution of Intelligence 3 How Intelligence Is Measured 4 The Dumbing Down of Schools 5 The Development of Intelligence: Environment Is Decisive 6 Getting Started II THE FIRST FIVE YEARS 7 Starting the BARI Program 8 Physical Development 9 The Foundations of Higher Order Thinking (Memory, Language, Basic Cognitive Skills, Self-Awareness and Problem Solving) 10 The Foundations of Creativity and Aesthetic Pleasure 11 The Foundations of Social-Emotional Development III THE SECOND FIVE YEARS 12 The Five- to Seven-Year Shift 13 The Enhancement of Right-Brain Thinking 14 The Enhancement of Left-Brain Thinking IV PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER IMPORTANT PEOPLE 15 Grandparents and Other Important People Who Can Help 16 The Parent as Coach, Guide, Tutor and Role Mode

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James E. Gardner


" As a parent, this book immediately 'grabs' me."