Simon Says Stay On Track: Help Kids Improve Executive Function & Self-Regulation
Simon Says Stay on Track is a program to help children improve executive function (EF) and self-regulation.
● The program includes activities and assignments related to four important executive functions: working memory, response inhibition, mental flexibility and outcome-directed thinking. (In the children's section of the book, we refer to the EFs as brain skills.)
● The program teaches children about these brain skills using the P.L.A.Y. formula. Each section starts with a Play activity that allows the child to demonstrate that brain skill. This is followed by several Link activities that emphasize the importance of the skill in the child's every day life. The next is to Assign fun and practical strategies for practicing the brain skill in real life. The final step is Yahoo! in which adults give the child feedback and encouragement as they carry out their assignments.
NOTE: This is an updated version of Simon Says Pay Attention: Help for Children with ADHD.
It includes the smaller book, Keeping Good Intentions on Track, (which was not included in Simon Says Pay Attention.)
Here's what's included:
SIMON SAYS STAY ON TRACK is a program used by mental health clinicians to help children, parents and teachers strengthen mindfulness, self regulation and executive function.
- Who’s Involved
- How It Works
- All on the Same Page
PART I: KEEPING GOOD INTENTIONS ON TRACK: An Introduction to EF for Children, Parents & Teachers
- What is Executive Function?
- Executive Function and “Scaffolding”
- Jon’s Story (An Intro to EF for Adults)
- Simon’s Story (An Intro to EF for Children)
- The Key to Success: Scaffolding at the Point of Performance
PART II: WORKBOOK 1 • That’s My Cue!
Help Kids Improve WORKING MEMORY
PART III: WORKBOOK 2 • Don’t Do It!
Help Kids Improve RESPONSE INHIBITION
PART IV: WORKBOOK 3 • Stop…Focus…Switch
Help Kids Improve MENTAL FLEXIBILITY
PART V: WORKBOOK 4 • I’ve Got a Plan
Help Kids Improve OUTCOME-DIRECTED THINKING