Six Super Skills for Executive Functioning
Tools to Help Teens Improve Focus, Stay Organized, and Reach Their Goals
by Lara Honos-Webb
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 26 Nov 2020 | Archive Date 01 Oct 2020
New Harbinger Publications, Inc., New Harbinger
6 SUPER SKILLS to help teens stay focused and reach their goals!
Do you sometimes have trouble paying attention in school? Do you lose track of time and deadlines? Do you often feel “scattered” or unorganized? You’re not alone. All teens need a little extra help staying focused—in school and in life. This is especially true if you have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorders, a mood disorder, or have experienced traumatic brain injury. The good news is that there are skills you can learn to help you stay on track.
In this friendly guide, psychologist and ADHD expert Lara Honos-Webb offers six powerful “super skills” to help you pay attention, increase productivity, and get organized so you can achieve your goals and live your best life. These skills include:
Focusing on the positive
Chunking: breaking big goals down into small manageable chunks
Emotional regulation: dealing with “big” feelings
Once you learn and practice these skills, you’ll feel empowered to conquer any task—no matter how big. So, why not start learning them today?
“Teenagers need to be able to set and achieve goals, but their executive functioning often isn’t fully developed. Drawing on the latest neuroscience, Lara Honos-Webb provides a road map for mastering these skills—which will set up teens for success not only in high school, but throughout their lives.”
—Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive
“Lara Honos-Webb has done it again. With 6 Super Skills for Executive Functioning, she has created a road map for teens and their parents to improve executive function and motivation to change related maladaptive habits—and to do so in a positive (re)frame. Her deep knowledge and experience working successfully with teens who have executive function issues is demonstrated in each suggestion she offers.”
—Robin S. Rosenberg, PhD, ABPP, CEO and founder of Live in Their World; adjunct clinical faculty at University of California, San Francisco; and coauthor of Abnormal Psychology and Introducing Psychology