Books Resources on Executive Function


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Books

  • Smart by Scattered: the revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping - Excellent resource for parents and teachers who need foundational understandings on what executive function skills are, and how to provide practical interventions.
  • Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention 2nd Edition (Peg Dawson and Richard Guare) - A good introductory book on executive function skills. Particularly excellent for parents who need foundational understandings on what the executive function skills consist of and how to apply the most appropriate intervention.
  • Executive Functions: What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved (Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.)
  • Parent Guide to Hassle-Free Homework: Proven Practices that Work-from Experts in the Field (Stein J, Meltzer L, Krishnan K, Pollica L.)
  • No Mind Left Behind: Understanding and Fostering Executive Control – The Eight Essential Brain Skills Every Child Needs to Thrive (Adam Cox) - A comprehensive resource full of practical strategies.
  • That Crumpled Paper was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life (Ana Homayoun)
  • I Can Problem Solve Books (Myrna B. Shure) - These books focus heavily on teaching students how to develop flexible problem solving skills.
    • Raising a Thinking Preteen: The “I Can Problem Solve” Program for 8-12 Year Olds.
    • Raising a Thinking Child: Help Your Young Child to Resolve Everyday Conflicts and Get Along with Others.
    • Raising a Thinking Child Workbook: Teaching Young Children How to Resolve Everyday Conflicts and Get Along with Others.
    •  I Can Problem Solve: An Interpersonal Cognitive Problem Solving Program: Kindergarten and Primary Grades.
  • Organizing the Disorganized Child: Simple Strategies to Succeed in School (Martin L. Kutscher and Marcella Moran) The author’s explain the roots of children’s organizational problems and the parents’ role in fixing them. They outline different organizational styles used by different students.
  • Organizing from the Inside Out for Teenagers: The Foolproof System for Organizing Your Room, Your Time, and Your Life (Julie Morgenstern) This book is really applicable to girls but can be applied to all children.
  • Parenting that Works: Building Skills that Last a Lifetime (ER Christophersen and SL Mortweet, Washington, DC, American Psychological Association, www.apa.org/books)
Excellent book that stresses a positive skill building approach.
  • How to Talk So Kids will Listen & Listen So Kids will Talk (Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish)
A classic and exceptional book for getting your kids cooperation without arguing by applying the communication techniques these experts have been teaching parents nationwide.
  • Executive function in education: From theory to practice (Meltzer, L [Ed],
  • Executive Function & Child Development (Marcie Yeager and Daniel Yeager)
  • The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens: Help for Unprepared, Late, and Scattered Teens (Sharon A. Hansen MSE, NBCT)
  • Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties (George McCloskey, Lisa Perkins, and Bob Van Divner)
  • Executive Functions: A General Overview for Parents and Teachers (George McCloskey and Lisa Perkins)
  • Late, Lost and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning (Cooper-Kahn and Dietzel)
  • Lost at School and The Explosive Child (Ross Green)
Both books are excellent books for communicating to school professionals about the underlying Executive Function difficulties children with behavioral challenges experience and why they act the way they do. If you have an explosive child at home, this is a good resource.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. is providing a courtesy list of these resources for interested patients. BioMarin did not produce these resources and the content of each represents the views of the author(s).

PKU.com