The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens: Help for Unprepared, Late, and Scattered Teens

The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens: Help for Unprepared, Late, and Scattered Teens

A wonderful resource for anyone who knows or works with teens who suffer from executive functioning disorder (EFD)―including parents, teachers, counselors, or clinicians. From handling frustration to taking notes in class, this book will help teens hone the skills they need to succeed.

Do you know a teen who is disorganized, chronically late, forgetful, or impulsive? Do they struggle to get homework done, but never manage to turn it in on time? Perhaps it’s your son or daughter, a student you work with, or even a client. It’s likely that this teen suffers from executive functioning disorder (EFD), an attention disorder marked by an inability to stay on task that is common in people with learning disabilities. If this teen has tried to manage his or her time and meet deadlines with little success, he or she may feel like giving up. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, however. You just need to show them the way.

In The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens  a licensed school counselor provides an evidence-based, easy-to-use, and practical workbook written directly for a teen audience. The book is designed to provide teens with the skills needed to get organized, retain information, communicate effectively, and perform well in school and in everyday life. Based in proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the book offers activities that will help teens better understand their disorder and cope with it effectively.

With one chapter for each of the ten main areas of EFD, the book also includes tips for initiating positive action and change, improving flexibility in thinking, sustaining attention, organizing, planning, enhancing memory, managing emotions, and building self-awareness. Written in a fun, engaging format, this book is designed to motivate and inspire teens to carry out and complete tasks with ease.

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Study Strategies Plus: Building Your Study Skills and Executive Functioning for School Success

Study Strategies Plus: Building Your Study Skills and Executive Functioning for School Success

Designed for students in secondary school, this book of exercises and lessons helps them develop study strategies that include organization, reading comprehension, note-taking skills, and test-taking skills. It first describes the executive functions of the brain—the processes that help people stay organized, manage time, pay attention, plan future behavior, and inhibit behavior—then provides the practical strategies needed to develop those functions. The practical exercises provided help with attention, communication, memory, time management, and self-control—valuable lessons for studying that are essential for proper learning and retention. By improving the way students prepare for school and learn, school success can be achieved.

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The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder: Strategies to help your child achieve the time-management skills, ... needed to succeed in school and life

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder: Strategies to help your child achieve the time-management skills, ... needed to succeed in school and life

The vital skills children need to achieve their full potential!

Being organized. Staying focused. Controlling impulses and emotions.

These are some of the basic executive functioning (EF) skills children need to function and succeed as they grow. But what can you do if your child is struggling with one or all of these skills? With this hands-on guide, you'll learn what EF difficulties look like and how you can help your child overcome these challenges. Psychologist Rebecca Branstetter teaches you how to help improve the executive functions, including:

  • Task initiation
  • Response inhibition
  • Focus
  • Time management
  • Working memory
  • Flexibility
  • Self-regulation
  • Completing tasks
  • Organization

With checklists to help enforce skills and improve organization, The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder is your step-by-step handbook for helping your child concentrate, learn, and thrive!

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Executive Function in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Improving Performance and Enhancing Skills for All Students

Executive Function in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Improving Performance and Enhancing Skills for All Students

Students with strong executive function skills hold the keys to school and social success—from attention and impulse control to time management and organization. Now K–12 teachers have a practical, highly readable guide to enhancing these critical skills for all students, with and without learning disabilities.

Through the author's memorable metaphors, classroom examples, and crystal-clear explanations of brain functioning, teachers will immediately grasp what executive function is and how it affects their students' learning and behavior. Then they'll get the explicit, research-based guidance they need to

  • improve executive function skills in specific academic subjects: reading, math, and writing
  • choose effective assessment methods to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses in students' executive function
  • adapt their instruction and classroom structure to enhance students' executive skills and improve "trouble spots"
  • implement an executive function coaching process that helps students plan, organize, and complete their assignments
  • develop individual behavior support plans that address underlying executive function challenges


An unparalleled practical resource on one of today's most critical education topics, this sourcebook equips teachers with everything they need to detect and solve their students' executive function challenges. They'll get a wide range of ready-to-use strategies based on best practices, visual aids that make new concepts instantly understandable, and photocopiable forms to help students improve in specific executive function areas.

A perfect resource for effective, affordable professional development, this teacher-friendly guide lays a clear and simple path to stronger executive skills for all students-and lasting academic and social success.

Help students improve in key executive function areas:

  • organization
  • homework completion
  • time management
  • note-taking
  • study skills
  • impulse control
  • working memory
  • planning skills
  • self-regulation
  • adaptability
  • and more!

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Adult Executive Functioning Workbook: Simple effective advice along with easy to follow checklists.

Adult Executive Functioning Workbook: Simple effective advice along with easy to follow checklists.

Many adults struggle with daily tasks that affect their ability to plan, start, and finish work. This often means they’re lacking the executive functioning skills needed to be effective in their family and work lives. Research shows these brain-based skills can be taught. The Adult Executive Functioning program guides you to understand what keeps you from reaching your goals and teaches you to learn how to identify your goals and challenges and boost your productivity. -Skills covered this workbook include: -Self-assessment in Executive Functioning skills. -Setting goals. -Setting and maintaining an organized workspace. -Using a planner to track daily, weekly, and long-term projects. -Accurately estimating how long tasks will take. -Scheduling time for working towards your goals. -Breaking down long-term projects into daily tasks. -Active reading and study skills. -Taking useful notes. -Exam preparation and exam-taking strategies. -Tracking progress and setting new goals.

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Executive Functioning: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinical Practice (AACN Workshop Series)

Executive Functioning: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinical Practice (AACN Workshop Series)

Executive Functioning: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinical Practice is the first book to offer an in-depth, comprehensive, and clinically applicable analysis of executive functioning (EF), as contrasted with "frontal-lobe functioning." Throughout the book, care is taken to stay true to the EF construct, and to use function, not structure, as the organizing framework. The book is organized into four parts. The first part provides a brief overview of historical, theoretical, and clinical influences on how the construct has been conceptualized, studied, and ultimately defined. Part II describes five subdomains of EF, including Executive Cognitive Functions, Meta-tasking, Response Selection, Initiation/Maintenance, and Social Cognition. For each subdomain, the book reviews contributing elemental neurocognitive processes, neuroanatomic underpinnings, the utility of the subdomain in execution of daily tasks, as well as associated clinical syndromes. For each syndrome, cognitive and personality changes in daily life, as well as presentation during neuropsychological assessment, are described, and typical clinical populations characterized by each syndrome are briefly reviewed. Part III describes assessment methods, addressing both challenges and solutions in the neuropsychological evaluations of EF. An integration of information across record review, clinical interview, behavioral observation, and standardized assessment is advocated, as is consideration of assessment results within the contextual complexities of a given patient. Lastly, Part IV provides an overview of populations that are characterized by deficiencies in EF, with a chapter each devoted to neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative, and neuropsychiatric disorders, as well as acquired brain insults and medical conditions.

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Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series)

Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series)

This book has been replaced by Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Third Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-3531-6.

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The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain's Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home

The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain's Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home

Are you smart, scattered, and struggling? You're not alone. Cutting-edge research shows that today's 24/7 wired world and the growing demands of work and family life may simply max out the part of the brain that manages complex tasks. That's especially true for those lacking strong executive skills--the core brain-based abilities needed to maintain focus, meet deadlines, and stay cool under pressure. In this essential guide, leading experts Peg Dawson and Richard Guare help you map your own executive skills profile and take effective steps to boost your organizational skills, time management, emotional control, and nine other essential capacities. The book is packed with science-based strategies and concrete examples, plus downloadable practical tools for creating your own personalized action plan. Whether on the job or at home, you can get more done with less stress.

See also the authors' Smart but Scattered parenting guides, plus an academic planner for students and related titles for professionals. 

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The CEO of Self: An Executive Functioning Workbook

The CEO of Self: An Executive Functioning Workbook

‘’CEO of Self provides oodles of great tips, tools, and strategies to help anyone who is organizationally challenged get back into their executive control room and steer the mother ship of self toward greater success in life.’’ —Thomas Armstrong, PhD, author of The Power of Neurodiversity and Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom ------------------------------------------------ Written for teens, young adults, and adults, this pragmatic, insightful, and often humorous book leads the reader through explanations and exercises that will improve daily living skills, regardless of ability or age. Starting with skill domains of Time, Space, and Memory, this book incrementally develops the reader’s skills to lead them through more advanced topics such as project management, decision-making, and negotiating obstacles, all while gaining better understanding into what makes our marvelous minds do what they do and how to tap into their incredible power.

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Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale (BDEFS for Adults)

Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale (BDEFS for Adults)

The Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale (BDEFS for Adults) is an empirically based tool for evaluating dimensions of adult executive functioning in daily life. Evidence indicates that the BDEFS is far more predictive of impairments in major life activities than more time-consuming and costly traditional EF tests. The BDEFS offers an ecologically valid snapshot of the capacities involved in time management, organization and problem solving, self-restraint, self-motivation, and self-regulation of emotions. It comprises both self- and other-reports in a long form (15-20 minutes) and a short form (4-5 minutes). Special features include an adult ADHD risk index in the long form. Complete instructions for scoring and interpreting the scale are provided.

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What does it do?: Provides an ecologically valid assessment of executive functioning deficits in daily life activities.
Age Range: 18-81
Administration Time: Long Form: 15-20 minutes. Short Form: 4-5 minutes.
Format: Self-report plus other-report (for example, spouse, parent, or sibling) rating scales.
Cost of Additional Forms: No cost--purchasers get permission to reproduce the forms and score sheets for repeated use.

See also the Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale--Children and Adolescents (BDEFS-CA) and Barkley's authoritative book on EF development and deficits, Executive Functions. Also available: Barkley Adult ADHD Rating Scale--IV (BAARS-IV) and Barkley Functional Impairment Scale (BFIS for Adults).

Includes Permission to Photocopy
Enhancing the convenience and value of the BDEFS, the limited photocopy license allows purchasers to reproduce the forms and score sheets and yields considerable cost savings over other available scales. The large format and sturdy wire binding facilitate photocopying.

Age Range: 18-81

Forms and Score Sheets:
BDEFS-LF: Self-Report
BDEFS-LF: Other-Report
BDEFS-LF: Self-Report Score Sheet for Raw Scores (Ages 18-34, Males Only)
BDEFS-LF: Self-Report Score Sheet for Raw Scores (Ages 18-34, Females Only)
BDEFS-LF: Self-Report Score Sheet for Raw Scores (Ages 18-34, Males and Females Combined)
BDEFS-LF: Self-Report Score Sheet for Raw Scores (Ages 35-49, Males Only)
BDEFS-LF: Self-Report Score Sheet for Raw Scores (Ages 35-49, Females Only)
BDEFS-LF: Self-Report Score Sheet for Raw Scores (Ages 35-49, Males and Females Combined)
BDEFS-LF: Self-Report Score Sheet for Raw Scores (Ages 50-64, Males Only)
BDEFS-LF: Self-Report Score Sheet for Raw Scores (Ages 50-64, Females Only)
BDEFS-LF: Self-Report Score Sheet for Raw Scores (Ages 50-64, Males and Females Combined)
BDEFS-LF: Self-Report Score Sheet for Raw Scores (Ages 65-81, Males Only)
BDEFS-LF: Self-Report Score Sheet for Raw Scores (Ages 65-81, Females Only)
BDEFS-LF: Self-Report Score Sheet for Raw Scores (Ages 65-81, Males and Females Combined)
BDEFS-LF: Self-Report Score Sheet for Total EF Symptom Counts (All Ages and Both Sexes)
BDEFS-SF: Self-Report
BDEFS-SF: Other-Report
BDEFS-SF: Self-Report Score Sheet for Total EF Summary Scores and EF Symptom Counts (All Ages and Both Sexes)
BDEFS-SF Clinical Interview: Self-Report

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