Executive Functions and Writing

This book is the first comprehensive and state-of-the-art review of the relationship between executive function skills and writing.

Executive Functions and Writing

This book is the first comprehensive and state-of-the-art review of the relationship between executive function skills and writing. It explores its role across the lifespan, addressing all groups of writers, from children and those with learning and language difficulties, to adults and elders.

Executive Functions and Writing

The writer(s)- within- community model is a good candidate to provide a conceptual paradigm regarding executive- ... However, empirical studies to directly examine how executive functions impact writing in older years are scarce, ...

Executive Functions and Writing

Executive functions are a set of cognitive processes we use to act on information, manage resources, and plan and monitor our own behaviour, all with the aim of achieving an end goal. These are skills that develop from infancy. While 'reading' has been extensively studied in psychology literature, 'writing' has been somewhat neglected, despite a lack of capability in this area being linked to poverty and social exclusion. This book is the first comprehensive and state-of-the-art review of the relationship between executive function skills and writing. It explores its role across the lifespan, addressing all groups of writers, from children and those with learning and language difficulties, to adults and elders. It considers theoretical viewpoints, assessment and methodological issues, and developmental disorders, and closes with insightful commentary chapters that draw future directions for investigating executive functions. Written by internationally recognized scholars in the field, this is a new and innovative contribution which will provide essential reading among researchers, educators, and graduate students interested in understanding the cognitive underpinnings of writing throughout the lifespan

Relations Between Isolated Writing Skills Executive Functions Working Memory and College Students Production of Connected Text

Isolated writing skills, executive functions, and working memory measures predicted scores on a measure of unsupported production of connected text and accounted for 15 percent of the variance in scores on the connected text production ...

Relations Between Isolated Writing Skills  Executive Functions  Working Memory  and College Students  Production of Connected Text

The purpose of this study was to explore potential relations between isolated writing skills, executive functions, working memory, and connected text production. The goal was to integrate concepts and measures from diverse perspectives to examine these relationships. Sixty-three students enrolled in introductory psychology completed a battery of measures, and relationships among measures were examined to test hypothesized relationships. Isolated writing skills, executive functions, and working memory measures predicted scores on a measure of unsupported production of connected text and accounted for 15 percent of the variance in scores on the connected text production measure. The contribution of executive function to written expression did not differ significantly from zero, and the manipulation designed to examine the role of executive function in written expression by reducing the organizational demands of the writing task did not have its predicted effect. Post hoc analyses suggested that flaws in the study's design may have accounted for the failure to find support for two of the three original hypotheses. Other possible interpretations for the findings and implications for future research and school psychology practice were discussed.

Executive Function in Education First Edition

Ms. Jacobson realized that some of her stronger students were able to drop steps of the strategy and still write ... How SRSD Addressed Problems in Executive Function and Facilitated Its Development SRSD includes instructional ...

Executive Function in Education  First Edition

This uniquely integrative book brings together research on executive function processes from leaders in education, neuroscience, and psychology. It focuses on how to apply current knowledge to assessment and instruction with diverse learners, including typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The role of executive function processes in learning is examined and methods for identifying executive function difficulties are reviewed. Chapters describe scientifically grounded models for promoting these key cognitive capacities at the level of the individual child, the classroom, and the entire school. Implications for teaching particular content areas—reading, writing, and math—are also discussed.

Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties

The heart of the book focus on the practical issues involved in the use of assessment tools, tests, report writing, and the implementation and follow-up of targeted interventions using the EF model.

Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties

In Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties, McCloskey, Perkins, and Diviner provide a unique blend of theory, research, and practice that offers clinicians an overarching framework for the concept of executive functions (EFs) in educational settings. The conceptual model of executive functions is detailed, including their role in behavior, learning, and production across all settings. The heart of the book focus on the practical issues involved in the use of assessment tools, tests, report writing, and the implementation and follow-up of targeted interventions using the EF model. Six case studies are introduced in Chapter 1 and followed throughout the book, building understanding of the executive function difficulties of each child, assessment for identifying the difficulties, and interventions for dealing with the difficulties. An additional case study is discussed in detail in one of the concluding chapters, and a companion CD will provide the practitioner with a wealth of assessment forms, parent and teacher handouts, behavior tracking charts, and report/documentation forms.

The Executive Function Guidebook

This unique guidebook provides a flexible seven-step model, incorporating UDL principles and the use of metacognition, for making executive-function training part of your classroom routine at any grade level.

The Executive Function Guidebook

Teach some of the most important skills your students will ever need! Executive function skills—including self-regulation, focus, planning, and time-management—are essential to student success, but they must be taught and practiced. This unique guidebook provides a flexible seven-step model, incorporating UDL principles and the use of metacognition, for making executive-function training part of your classroom routine at any grade level. Features include: Descriptions of each skill and its impact on learning Examples of instructional steps to assist students as they set goals and work to achieve success. Strategies coded by competency and age/grade level Authentic snapshots and “think about” sections Templates for personalized goal-setting, data collection, and success plans Accompanying strategy cards

Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment

Additional executive functions may be used by a person to assist in written production depending on how the individual chooses to approach any given writing task (for example, use of the Modulate cue within the Emotion Domain to ...

Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment

Written by experts in the area of executive functioning, Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment equips mental health practitioners (school, clinical, developmental/pediatric, neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, and educational therapists) with all the information they need to administer, score, and interpret assessment instruments that test for executive functions deficits associated with a number of psychiatric and developmental disorders.

Learning Disabilities First Edition

Hooper, Swartz, Wakely, de Kruif, and Montgomery (2002) documented a role of executive functions in disorders of written expression. Controlling for level of decoding ability, comparisons of good and poor writers (identified on ...

Learning Disabilities  First Edition

This book has been replaced by Learning Disabilities, Second Edition: From Identification to Intervention, ISBN 978-1-4625-3637-5.

Executive Function in Education Second Edition

Retrieved from www.corestandards.org. Drijbooms, E., Groen, M. A., & Verhoeven, L. (2015). The contribution of executive functions to narrative writing in fourth grade children. Reading and Writing ...

Executive Function in Education  Second Edition

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 *Updated throughout with a decade's worth of significant advances in research, theory, and educational best practices. *Chapter on early childhood. *Chapter on embedding EF strategies in the curriculum *Expanded coverage of reading--chapters on recent fMRI research findings; working memory and reading; and self-regulation and reading comprehension. 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.

Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom

Accessible and practical, this book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes - such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking - into the classroom curriculum.

Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom

Accessible and practical, this book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes - such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking - into the classroom curriculum. Chapters provide effective strategies for optimizing what Ka "12 students learn by improving how they learn. Noted authority Lynn Meltzer and her research associates present a wealth of easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids. Featuring numerous whole-class ideas and suggestions, the book also covers the nuts and bolts of differentiating instruction for students with learning or attention difficulties. Case examples illustrate individualized teaching strategies and classroom accommodations. Fifteen reproducibles are included; the large-size format facilitates photocopying and day-to-day reference. This book will be invaluable to classroom teachers and special educators in grades K-12, teacher educators, school psychologists, and neuropsychologists.

Executive Function and Dysfunction

Executive functions in becoming writing readers and reading writers: note taking and report writing in third and fifth graders. Dev Neuropsychol 2006; 29: 161-73. Berninger VW, Abbott RD, Iones I, et al. Early development of language by ...

Executive Function and Dysfunction

Provides a summary of executive function and dysfunction for practitioners, researchers and educators, including lifespan development, assessment, impact and interventions.

Writing

(2002), in interpreting the results of an instructional study for struggling thirdgrade writers, proposed a second ... 2005) and executive functions in writing (Hooper et al., 2002, 2006) were linked, but in keeping with Berninger and ...

Writing

This book captures the diversity and richness of writing as it relates to different forms of abilities, skills, competencies, and expertise. Psychologists, educators, researchers, and practitioners in neighboring areas are interested in exploring how writing develops and in what manner this development can be fostered, but they lack a handy, unified, and comprehensive source of information to satisfy their interest. The goal of this book is to fill this void by reflecting on the phenomenon of writing from a developmental perspective. It contains an integrated set of chapters devoted to issues of writing: how writing develops, how it is and should be taught and how writing paths of development differ across writing genres. Specifically, the book addresses typologies of writing; pathways of the development of writing skills; stages of the development of writing; individual differences in the acquisition of writing skills; writing ability and disability; teaching writing; and the development and demonstration of expertise in writing.

Executive Function in Education Second Edition

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 ...

Executive Function in Education  Second Edition

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. ÿ New to This Edition *Expanded coverage of reading--chapters on recent fMRI research findings; working memory and reading; and self-regulation and reading comprehension. *Chapter on early childhood. *Chapter on embedding EF strategies in the curriculum *Updated throughout with a decade's worth of significant advances in research, theory, and educational best practices. ÿ 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. ÿ

Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions

student to write an outline at this point, but many students cannot do it and begin failing in the writing process. Why is this so difficult for so many students? Part of the answer lies in the ingredient of “whole to the parts and ...

Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions

This book presents an innovative model for supporting executive function in students with attention, memory, organization, planning, inhibition, initiative, and flexibility difficulties, including those with ADHD, ADD, autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. The author advocates a student-centred approach in which educators first explore 8 key 'ingredients' with the student: relationships; strengths and weaknesses; self-advocacy and responsibility; review and preview; motivation and incentive; synthesis and analysis; rhythm and routine; and practice and repetition. She provides a step-by-step explanation of how these 'ingredients' can then be used in different ways and in different combinations to successfully address particular areas of difficulty. The approach is clearly explained, and the book contains many useful examples, practical tips and strategies, suggested conversation starters, sample time management plans and other tools that can be adapted to meet the particular needs of individual students. Original and effective, the approach outlined in this book will be of interest to teachers and other professionals involved in supporting executive function in students of all ages, as well as parents and carers.

Past Present and Future Contributions of Cognitive Writing Research to Cognitive Psychology

These changes should be incorporated into writing research as they raise new questions. Questions Raised by Working Memory Research Executive Functions in Writing The recursive and high working memory demands of the writing processes ...

Past  Present  and Future Contributions of Cognitive Writing Research to Cognitive Psychology

This volume tells the story of research on the cognitive processes of writing—from the perspectives of the early pioneers, the contemporary contributors, and visions of the future for the field. Writing processes yield important insights into human cognition, and is increasingly becoming a mainstream topic of investigation in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Technological advances have made it possible to study cognitive writing processes as writing unfolds in real time. This book provides an introduction to these technologies. The first part of the volume provides the historical context for the significance of writing research for contemporary cognitive psychology and honors the pioneers in cognitive and social-cognitive research in this field. The book then explores the rapidly expanding work on the social foundations of cognitive processes in writing and considers not only gender differences but also gender similarities in writing. The third part presents a lifespan view of writing in early and middle childhood, adolescence, higher education, and the world of work. There follows an examination of the relationships of language processes –at the word, sentence, and text levels—to the cognitive processes in writing. Part V covers representative research on the cognitive processes of writing—translation and reviewing and revision—and the working memory mechanisms that support those processes. A review of the current technologies used to study these cognitive processes on-line as they happen in real time is provided. Part VII provides an introduction to the emerging new field of the cognitive neuroscience of writing made possible by the rapidly evolving brain imaging technologies, which are interpretable in reference to paradigms in cognitive psychology of writing. The final section of the book offers visions of the future of writing research from the perspective of contemporary leaders in writing research.

Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom

Rubrics like the one in Figure 2.8, from the Drive to Thrive program, can help teachers and students to analyze the writing process and embed executive function strategies in their teaching. For instance, the Figure 2.8 rubric can be ...

Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom

Accessible and practical, this book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes—such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking—into the classroom curriculum. Chapters provide effective strategies for optimizing what K–12 students learn by improving how they learn. Noted authority Lynn Meltzer and her research associates present a wealth of easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids. Featuring numerous whole-class ideas and suggestions, the book also shows how to differentiate instruction for students with learning or attention difficulties. Case examples illustrate individualized teaching strategies and classroom accommodations. More than a dozen reproducibles are included; the large-size format facilitates photocopying and day-to-day reference. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. See also Meltzer's edited volume, Executive Function in Education, Second Edition, which presents state-of-the-art knowledge on the role of EF in learning across the content areas.

Training and Enhancing Executive Function

Executive functions in becoming writing readers and reading writers: note taking and report writing in third and fifth graders. Dev. Neuropsychol. 29, 161–173. doi: 10.1207/s15326942dn2901_8 Arfé, B., Montanaro, M., Mottura, E., ...

Training and Enhancing Executive Function


Cognitive Planning and Executive Functions

137), the quality of children's “texts is to a large extent a function of the information retrieved from memory,” partly ... goals and motives, and we actively search for examples that would allow us to make better arguments in writing.

Cognitive Planning and Executive Functions

What lies behind decision-making and improved educational and managerial performance? This book tries to answer by putting forth meaningful strategies in the context of planning and executive functions. This is based on five broad themes: • Decisions are based on both emotions and rationality in varying proportions. • Emotions and rationality are functions of the brain. • Origin of planning and executive functions engaged in problem-solving, and how these functions are measured from three worlds, viz., world of physical objects, world of conscious and unconscious states and psychological control, and world of cultural products, such as language, theories in science, and objects of art. • Improvement in planning and executive functions helps in better performance in both educational achievements and managerial decision-making. • Methods to boost decision-making and planning. This book will interest Educational Planners and Managers in business administration as well as the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Psychology, Management and Education.