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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Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD: A Skill-Building Workbook to Help You Focus and Succeed

Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD: A Skill-Building Workbook to Help You Focus and Succeed

Get focused, the mindful way! In Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD, a clinical social worker offers powerful skills based in mindfulness and neuroscience to help you succeed in all areas of life—at home, in school, with friends, and beyond!

As if being a teen wasn’t tough enough, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make everyday life even more difficult—from struggling in school to relationship troubles with family and friends. When you just can’t focus, life can get lost in the balance. And to make matters worse, you might also feel stressed or have trouble sleeping and eating well. So, how can you gain focus and start feeling better right away?

In Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD, a clinical social worker offers fast, easy mindfulness skills to help you successfully navigate all the areas of life, including making good choices, completing tasks, increasing academic success, excelling at sports, driving safely, getting enough sleep, managing stress, and more. By paying attention to the moment, you’ll find yourself less distracted and better able to focus on what’s going on right now—whether it’s an algebra test, a job interview, or an important conversation with a friend.

The mindfulness activities in this workbook will also help you build self-awareness and practice self-reflection—key skills to succeeding in life! These skills will help you start feeling more focused, less stressed, and gain confidence in your ability to reach your goals. So, what are you waiting for?

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The Work-Smart Academic Planner, Revised Edition: Write It Down, Get It Done

The Work-Smart Academic Planner, Revised Edition: Write It Down, Get It Done

From executive skills experts Peg Dawson and Richard Guare, the large-format academic planner that has helped thousands of students in grades 6–12 is now revised and updated. It provides an all-in-one resource for keeping track of assignments and due dates while developing the crucial executive skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. Students are given the tools to get organized, manage their time, learn study strategies, create daily/weekly study plans, and stay on track. They are also guided to evaluate their own executive skills in order to target their weaknesses and capitalize on strengths. In addition to simplified planner pages, the revised edition has an improved Studying for Tests form.
User-friendly features:
*Convenient spiral binding.
*Three-hole punched to fit in a binder (with a new slimmer profile).
*Reproducible planning forms; purchasers can download and print extra copies.
*Undated daily and monthly calendars for one academic year.
*Reference calendar through July 2021.
*Online-only User's Guide for school psychologists, educators, coaches, and parents (
See also the authors' Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits, which provides additional resources and guidance for professionals working with this population, plus the authoritative Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition. Also from Dawson and Guare: Smart but Scattered parenting guides and a self-help guide for adults.

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Overcoming Procrastination for Teens: A CBT Guide for College-Bound Students

Overcoming Procrastination for Teens: A CBT Guide for College-Bound Students

"Useful for students who want to stop procrastinating, do better in school, and accomplish more."

Procrastinating is a habit that can hinder your success and follow you well into adulthood. With this book, procrastination expert Bill Knaus offers a step-by-step guide to overcoming procrastination. With simple and fun exercises and skills based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), you’ll learn to organize your schedule, manage homework, overcome negative self-talk, and improve your self-esteem.

Procrastination is a universal topic—it’s a problem that plagues millions of high school and college students and concerns teachers and parents. If you’re someone who procrastinates, you know your delays can have a negative impact on your life—especially when it comes to grades and preparing for the future. Even worse, if you aren’t able to overcome your procrastination habit, it can have a limiting effect on your success as an adult. So, what can you do to strip away the procrastination barriers and successfully meet your challenges?

Overcoming Procrastination for Teens is a practical, research-supported workbook to help you understand the habit of procrastination, reduce it, and increase your ability to get things done. Using tips and tools based in CBT, you’ll learn how to address unfounded fears, improve self-perception, manage your time and feelings of boredom or indifference, increase critical thinking abilities and organizational skills, and much more.

With this comprehensive self-help training manual, you’ll develop the self-mastery you need to lessen procrastination and be ready to meet your challenges, get more done, feel better, and prepare for the future—setting the stage for success in high school, in college, and beyond.

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Mindfulness for Kids with ADHD: Skills to Help Children Focus, Succeed in School, and Make Friends (Instant Help Books)

Mindfulness for Kids with ADHD: Skills to Help Children Focus, Succeed in School, and Make Friends (Instant Help Books)

Help your child with ADHD thrive. Mindfulness for Kids with ADHD offers fun and accessible mindfulness exercises designed to help kids with ADHD successfully navigate all the areas of life—from making friends and doing well in school to establishing healthy habits and limiting screen time.

As a parent, you know that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make the normal developmental tasks of childhood more difficult to accomplish in numerous ways. These tasks include: making friends, doing well in school, organizing belongings and schoolwork, identifying and managing feelings, developing a positive self image, getting along with family members, following rules, doing chores, establishing a healthy sleep pattern, eating a healthy diet, and making good choices about exercise and use of screen time.

The activities in this easy-to-use workbook will help your child develop self-awareness and self-reflection—two skills that kids with ADHD typically need extra help with. The book also illustrates and teaches the process of setting intention and using specific mindfulness skills to identify and improve feelings, self-image, behavior, stress level, concentration, hyperactivity, and relationships. 

If you’re a parent of a child with ADHD, you may feel conflicted about the best treatment options available. Whether used alone or in conjunction with therapy, this powerful workbook provides real skills your child can use every day to improve their quality of life and help them enjoy being a kid!

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Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning

Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning

(2009 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA): Honors Award)

Executive functions are the cognitive skills that help us manage our lives and be successful. Children with weak executive skills, despite their best intentions, often do their homework but forget to turn it in, wait until the last minute to start a project, lose things, or have a room that looks like a dump! The good news is that parents can do a lot to support and train their children to manage these frustrating and stressful weaknesses.

Late, Lost, and Unprepared is a must-have book for parents of children from primary school through high school who struggle with:

Impulse Control (taking turns, interrupting others, running off)

Cognitive Flexibility (adapting to new situations, transitions, handling frustrations)

Initiation (starting homework, chores, and major projects)

Working Memory (following directions, note-taking, reading and retaining info)

Planning & Organizing (completing and turning in homework, juggling schedules)

Self-monitoring (making careless errors, staying on topic, getting into trouble but not understanding why)

Written by clinical psychologists, Late, Lost, and Unprepared emphasizes the need for a two-pronged approach to intervention: 1) helping the child to manage demands in the short run, and 2) building independent skills for long-term self-management. Full of encouragement and practical strategies, the book's organization--short chapters with overviews, summaries, case studies, tips, and definitions--makes it easy to grasp concepts quickly and get started.

Part I, What You Need to Know, provides information about: what executive functions are and how weaknesses in these skills affect development; the impact of weak executive function on children's emotional lives and their families; how professionals assess executive function problems; and associated conditions (AD/HD--children with an AD/HD diagnosis always have executive skills issues--learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, etc.).

Part II discusses What You Can Do About It including how to change behavior and set reasonable expectations, and offers specific intervention strategies for children of different ages, varying needs, and profiles.

Late, Lost, and Unprepared is chockful of ideas for helping your child or student be productive and independent--today and in the future.

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Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens: Job Skills and Social Skills for Teens

Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens: Job Skills and Social Skills for Teens

Worried about your teen's lack of confidence and social skills? Discover how to build your child's resilience to launch them toward success. 
Does your teen struggle in conversation with adults? Are they addicted to their electronics? Are you concerned they don't have the skills to find and keep a job? Award-winning author Kirt Manecke has trained and employed teens for over 30 years. And now he's sharing his insightful techniques to help you prepare your teen for future success. 
The Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens: Job Skills & Social Skills for Teens will help you work with your child to grow their self-confidence and connections with other people. Whether your teen is outgoing or introverted, the entertaining activities and engaging role-playing games will give them the boost they need to prepare for the working world. With the help of Manecke's feature-filled book, you'll once and for all reveal your young adult's true potential.

The Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens works in conjunction with the award-winning book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today's Wired World (sold separately on Amazon) to give your teens the edge, so be sure to purchase both
In the Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens, you'll discover how to help your teen:
- Quickly and easily master fundamental social skills to boost confidence
- Communicate effectively with adults and get positive results
- Improve electronic etiquette to gain respect
- Overcome stress and anxiety to feel happier and less anxious
- Feel relaxed and centered through interactive activities you enjoy together
- Ace job interviews to build a career they love, and much, much more...
The Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens is an empowering guidebook that encourages independence and a lifetime of happiness. If you like upbeat advice, effective exercises, and practical ideas that work, then you'll love Kirt Manecke's essential parenting resource. 
Buy the Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens to put your teen on the path to success today!

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Know Your Spectrum!: An Autism Creative Writing Workbook for Teens

Know Your Spectrum!: An Autism Creative Writing Workbook for Teens

Not everyone with autism is the same. This workbook will help teenagers recognise their own individual spectrum of autistic behaviours, and reflect on the specific challenges they face, their own strengths and how they relate to other people.

Using creative writing activities, this book helps teenagers to identify connections between events and their emotions - which can be difficult for people with autism - while improving their writing skills through fun activities. A range of examples of poetry and short stories are included to make each activity accessible to all levels and to show how writing narrative and poems can help support personal reflection.

The book encourages the reader to explore the core aspects of autism including social communication, executive function, and sensory processing, and then allows the teen to create a template of their own spectrum of abilities within autism. This unique understanding of autism can then be used to develop individual strategies and encourage self-advocacy. Using this book collaboratively with teachers or parents means the teen can be supported in a way that is specific to them.

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SOAR Study Skills; A Simple and Efficient System for Getting Better Grades in Less Time

SOAR Study Skills; A Simple and Efficient System for Getting Better Grades in Less Time

The MISSING LINK is here! Join the thousands of parents, students, teachers, tutors, and schools using SOAR Study Skills, and find your undiscovered brilliance, today!
The SOAR Study Skills book is in over 4,000+ schools and in 35 different countries world-wide.
"Bottom line: Get the book; you won't be sorry. We've only had it for under a week, and it has already proven its worth 10 times over." 
Sharmian L. White, Parent   
10 Strategies Covered in SOAR Study Skills:                   
  1. Time & Task-Management
  2. Organizing at Home & School
  3. Writing Strategies
  4. Note-Taking Strategies
  5. Test-Taking Strategies
  6. Paper Organization
  7. Homework & Project Planning
  8. Communication Skills
  9. Reading Skills
  10. Goal-Setting
Why SOAR Study Skills? Apply the brain-friendly strategies, and...
  • Build Confidence!
  • Raise Test Scores in every subject area.
  • Raise Writing Scores in a single semester.
  • Raise GPA.
  • Master Executive Function techniques for improved intelligence.
  • Gain High-Speed Learning techniques that cut back study-time, as much as 50%.
  • Achieve - better grades... in less time.
How can SOAR Study Skills guarantee all of this? It's simple, SOAR teaches you what your school does NOT... how to learn. It is the most essential, fundamental, and basic element to any education, but schools still don't address it. National and state curriculum demand heavier amounts of content. But, teachers have no time or training for teaching the vital learning strategies and "life-skills" students need!
"SOAR has been a Godsend to our family...You have no idea!  My son has not lost one assignment or forgotten anything at school since I set him up with your Binder System.  You really demonstrated how to simplify the organizational process and I am so grateful to have found something that finally works!" -- Paul K., Middle School Parent
Is the education system setting students up for failure? Students are learning lots of new technical knowledge. But, very few are able to juggle their new knowledge, time, and tasks all at once. Organizing papers, managing time, managing tasks, taking tests, taking notes, studying, communicating, organizing at home... these are all HUGE functions in everyday school-life. Yet, schools don't teach any of it! Students struggle in school, not because of their lack of intelligence, but because they haven't been taught how to learn! 
What is the missing link in education? HOW TO LEARN! Get your child ahead in school by giving them the proper skills needed to be a successful student and more importantly, a successful learner.
The strategies in this book are appropriate for students in: upper elementary, middle school, high school, & college.
Do you struggle with test-taking? Flip to page 92. Begin to discover the tips and tricks you can use immediately, for test taking success. 
Do you lose easy points for missing assignments? Turn to page 43, and follow the easy to read step-by-step instructions to paper organization mastery. Then, say goodbye to zeros and missing assignments once and for all!
Special Features: 
  • Tips for students who live in two homes. 
  • Guidelines for students with ADD/ADHD.
  • Guidelines to help parents & educators use this book effectively with students.

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