Smart but Scattered—and Stalled

10 Steps to Help Young Adults Use Their Executive Skills to Set Goals, Make a Plan, and Successfully Leave the Nest

Richard Guare, Colin Guare, and Peg Dawson

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Prologue: How I Got Stalled

Introduction: The Stepping Stones to Independence

Step 1. Assess the Young Adult’s Skills for Independence: The Executive in the Brain

Step 2. Build a Foundation for Moving Forward: Motivation, Readiness, Respect, and Support

Step 3. Identify a Realistic Direction: The Young Adult’s Interests and Aptitudes

Step 4. Plan How to Help—and Where Not To: Parents’ Executive Skills and Respect for Boundaries

Step 5. Set a Goal: Pull Everything Together and Evaluate Goodness of Fit

Step 6. Make It Official: Use SMART Goals to Plan the Steps and Evaluate Progress

Step 7. Make It Easier: Anticipate Problems and Intervene to Get Things Done

Step 8. Get Creative to Tackle Specific Weaknesses

Step 9. Seek Extra Help If You’re Still Stalled

Step 10. Learn from Your Success


Appendix: Getting Help with Independent Living