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FLIPP The Switch
Strengthen Executive Function Skills

FLIPP the Switch: Strengthen Executive Function Skills is a practical book written for parents and educators by parents and educators. The target audience is anyone who works with young people aged 3-22 who are disorganized, inflexible, impulsive, and who struggle with planning or problem solving. Readers will learn about executive function (EF) and how EF skills contribute to success in school, at home, and in work environments. Most importantly, readers will receive specific instructions, templates, and how-to scenarios for 25 strategies, five strategies for each of the five FLIPP components – flexibility, leveled emotionality, impulse control, planning, and problem solving. This book is indispensable for anyone who wants to minimize conflict, maximize on-task behavior, and support positive social-emotional development in a child or student with challenging behavior.

Although many educators associate deficits in EF skills with students on the autism spectrum, the reality is that many young people struggle with executive functioning. In fact, it is accurate to say that all young people are learning executive functioning as these skills are not fully developed until people are well into their twenties. In addition, several clinical conditions, such as attention deficit disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder, intellectual disability, obsessive-compulsive disorders, social communication disorder, specific learning disability, Tourette’s Syndrome, and traumatic brain injury are often understood to have a component of EF deficits. Furthermore, individuals with diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia may also exhibit deficits in the area of executive function.

The good news is that there are evidence-based strategies that can be used at home, in school, in the community, and in work situations that can significantly improve the executive functioning of individuals who struggle in this area. Given the right tools, parents, educators, and others who work with this population can effectively structure the environment and teach strategic thinking skills that will support the critical life skills of flexibility, leveled emotionality, impulse control, planning, and problem solving.


MEET THE AUTHORS

Sheri Wilkins, PhD, has worked in the field of education for over 30 years at the preschool, elementary, high school, and university levels. She has dedicated her professional career to serving students with disabilities and building the capacity of educators to better serve this unique population. After her son Dominic sustained a mild traumatic brain injury in a car accident in 2010, Sheri gained first-hand experience in the power of environmental modifications and metacognitive strategies to support people who struggle with executive functions. It was this personal experience that led her to work with parents of children with disabilities, specifically children who may be inflexible, emotional, impulsive, and poor at planning and problem solving. Sheri worked as part of the University of California, Riverside, committee that developed a certificate program for teachers in the education of students with autism and served as a reviewer in the National Professional Development Center on Autism Disorders’ 2014 update on evidence-based practices.

Carol Burmeister, MA, has served as a paraprofessional, general and special education teacher, program specialist, university instructor, and consultant in a wide variety of educational settings, which has provided her with the opportunity to work with students with unique learning challenges, including cognitive, behavioral, communication, and autism spectrum disorders. Carol has been instrumental in improving the lives of individuals with disabilities through involvement in a variety of organizations at the local, state, and national levels. With Sheri Wilkins, she worked as part of the University of California, Riverside, committee that developed a certificate program for teachers in the education of students with autism and served as a reviewer in the National Professional Development Center on Autism Disorders’ 2014 update on evidence-based practices.


ISBN: 9781942197010

Reviews (7)

March 16 2017
Fantastic resource! By K. J. Robertsonon November 19, 2015 This has been a great resource to share with teachers, support staff, and parents as far as common strategies, why they help, and providing templates/instructions for how to use each strategy so they can be quickly implemented. Love it!
March 16 2017
Awesome resource! By Tosha Boydon September 13, 2015 I attended their conference as a new teacher and wound up using the strategies as a parent to help my son's teacher with behaviors he was exhibiting in his class. I made him a power card as explained in the book using the Laker's to help him with lining up and being fair in school. I read them to him at night during homework and I made laminated ones to keep at school. His teacher loved it. She said when he read it before the transition it helped him to be more successful. The book is easy to follow and unlike some professional developments I've been to I liked that there were many visuals and other strategies that could be used right away. I would suggest this book for teachers and parents alike who need help with strengthening their students executive functioning so they may function well in school and in life!
Anonymous
LENEXA, Kansas
June 02 2016
Customer Review: T. Lopez - Attended a workshop and was given the book as part of the materials, I love it. I was able to read it and use the concepts right away. I would highly recommend this book.
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