Synopses & Reviews
Designed for students in secondary school, this book of exercises and lessons helps them develop study strategies that include organization, reading comprehension, note-taking skills, and test-taking skills. It first describes the executive functions of the brainthe processes that help people stay organized, manage time, pay attention, plan future behavior, and inhibit behaviorthen provides the practical strategies needed to develop those functions. The practical exercises provided help with attention, communication, memory, time management, and self-controlvaluable lessons for studying that are essential for proper learning and retention. By improving the way students prepare for school and learn, school success can be achieved.
About the Author
Sandi Sirotowitz, MEd, is a cofounder of Educational and Diagnostic Services, Inc., and is the coauthor of Study Strategies for Early School Success, Study Strategies Made Easy, and Vocabulary Unlimited. She lives in Newton Center, Massachusetts. Leslie Davis, MEd, is a cofounder of Educational and Diagnostic Services, Inc., a comprehensive learning center based in South Florida. She is the coauthor of Study Strategies for Early School Success, Study Strategies Made Easy, and Vocabulary Unlimited. She lives in Weston, Florida. Harvey C. Parker, PhD, is a clinical psychologist. A cofounder and former executive director of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), he has been highly involved in the advocacy for better understanding and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD. He is the author of The ADHD Hyperactivity Handbook for Schools and The Problem Solver Guide for Students with ADHD, and the coauthor of Study Strategies for Early School Success. He lives in Weston, Florida.