Unstuck & On Target!

An Executive Function Curriculum to Improve Flexibility, Planning, and Organization

Second Edition
Complete Kit
Lynn Cannon, M.Ed. | Lauren Kenworthy, PhD | Katie C. Alexander, M.S., OTR | Monica Adler Werner | Laura Gutermuth Anthony, PhD
  • Grades 3 - 6
  • Ages 8 - 11
  • Copyright 2018
  • Product Code 9781681252995 ( MR #067272 )

Price $99.95

$94.95 (quantity of 10+)

$89.96 (quantity of 25+)

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Now a complete multicomponent kit!

For students with executive function challenges, problems with flexibility and goal-directed behavior can be a major obstacle to success in school and in life. With the enhanced second edition of this popular curriculum, you'll explicitly teach flexibility, problem solving, coping, and goal setting through fun, field-tested lessons that work for learners with autism, ADHD, and other challenges that affect executive function. A school-based intervention for students ages 8–11, this evidence-based curriculum gives you 21 ready-to-use lessons that boost cognitive flexibility in everyday situations, from compromising with peers to coping with frustration. And now Unstuck and On Target! is much more than a book—it's a complete multicomponent kit that includes the revised curriculum, three classroom posters, two game boards, and more than 50 printables (available online).
What's new in this edition:
  • Now a complete kit, in a convenient package that includes posters, game boards, and access to printable online materials
  • Appropriate for learners with ADHD and other challenges
  • Tested with teachers and streamlined for user-friendliness
  • Enhanced parent materials, including materials in Spanish
Tested with a diverse sample of children and refined to increase student engagement
Unstuck and On Target! Benefits:
  • Meets the needs of MTSS Tier 2 learners. This proven curriculum is one of the few tailored to the needs of Tier 2 students who need more focused instruction.
  • Gives you explicit, step-by-step routines, activities, and scripts to help students improve executive function skills.
  • Targets the flexibility and planning skills every student needs to learn effectively, reduce stress, get along with others, problem-solve, and more.
  • Can be done in any classroom, by any teacher. Each ready-to-use lesson comes complete with clear instructions, materials lists, and tips for teachers.
  • Makes learning fun with engaging games, role plays, stories, and lively class discussions.
  • Reinforces new skills through 19 Home Practice handouts in English and Spanish (available for download online).
Complete Kit includes:  manual, two game boards, three posters, and more than 50 downloads (available online).
Review by: Peg Dawson, co-author of several books on executive skills, including Smart but Scattered
“Unstuck and on Target! does a remarkable job of translating complex ideas and abstract terminology into concepts and language that make sense to children. It is evident that this curriculum reflects years of hands on experience working with executive skills in the classroom. The user can be assured that every lesson has been tested and refined, leaving a distillation that is accessible and appealing to children and easy for teachers to implement.”
Review by: Nancy Mather, University of Arizona
“This second edition of Unstuck and On Target! provides educators with explicit ideas to help students with weaknesses in executive functioning improve their skills in organization, planning, self-monitoring, and goal setting. The carefully devised curriculum (which is laced with a bit of humor) stresses the importance of flexibility and provides a systematic action plan for teaching students the critical skills, key strategies, and specific routines they will need to confront and overcome many of school's social and academic challenges.”
Review by: Debra Leach, Professor of Special Education, Director of Winthrop Think College
“Too often, when students have deficits in executive functioning, they are erroneously perceived as having behavior problems. This book is an excellent resource that helps educators fully understand the complexities of executive functioning. Readers are provided with step-by-step instructions for proactively teaching essential skills and coping strategies to support students in overcoming barriers associated with executive functioning challenges.”