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Author Spevak, Peter Alexander, 1947-

Title Empowering underachievers : new strategies to guide kids (8-18) to personal excellence / Peter A. Spevak and Maryann Karinch.

Imprint Far Hills, N.J. : New Horizon Press, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    371.9097 SPE 2006    Available
Edition Rev. and expanded ed.
Description 287 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Understanding the problem -- Who are underachievers? -- The four types of underachievers -- Attention deficit and other disorders -- What influences motivation? -- Why it is important to motivate underachievers -- The motitivational circle -- Good and bad emotions -- Intellectual versus emotional development -- Solving the problem -- Approaches to motivation-what to avoid -- General interventions -- General interventions: rules with value -- Summer and holiday interventions -- How to motivate a distant underachiever -- How to motivate a passive underachiever -- How to motivate a dependent underachiever -- How to motivate a defiant underachiever -- Maintenance and prevention -- Staying fit for intervention -- Teacher/parent cooperation -- Intervention when you aren't around -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: checklist of underachieving behaviors -- Appendix B: developmental level indicators -- Appendix C: emotion vocabulatry words -- Appendix D: emotion situation gram -- Appendix E: unhook the projection scenarios -- Appendix F: party guidelines.
Subject Underachievers -- Education -- United States.
Motivation in education -- United States.
Slow learning children -- Education -- United States.
Education -- Parent participation -- United States.
Added Author Karinch, Maryann.
ISBN 9780882822822

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