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The Amazing Remote Control Self-Regulation Program. Lori Ann Copeland, $63.95 (Grades 2-6)

This companion guide with CD provides a series of 10 lesson topics with more than 50 activities and handouts to help children learn self-regulation and impulse control skills. The program features fun and memorable lessons with activities that teach concepts and skills children can apply to their day-to-day lives. These lessons can be presented to children in classrooms and small groups or to individuals who may need more intensive help with self-control issues. The accompanying CD contains printable handouts. The Amazing Remote Control Self-Regulation Program is the companion guide to the Hunter and His Amazing Remote Control storybook.


ASANAS for Autism and Special Needs: Yoga to Help Children with Their Emotions, Self-Regulation and Body Awareness. Shawnee Thornton Hardy, $19.95

This how-to handbook gives parents, teachers, and yoga instructors step-by-step instruction to teach yoga poses to a child with autism or other special needs. They will learn how to teach yoga in a fun and interactive way using games and activities with numerous benefits to the child from teaching body parts to emotional and sensory regulation.

Breaking down yoga instruction pose by pose, body part by body part, breath by breath, this book uses easy-to-understand language and clear photographs to show parents, teachers, yoga instructors, and other professionals how to introduce the life-long benefits of yoga to a child with special needs. These benefits include gaining greater awareness and understanding of the body, learning to self-regulate the nervous system, and developing coping skills to work through difficult emotions such as anger and anxiety. Creative yoga games, activities, relaxation exercises, and chair yoga poses are included to make learning yoga a fun, interactive, and calming experience for children with a wide range of abilities.


Autism and Everyday Executive Function: a Strengths-Based Approach for Improving Attention, Memory, Organization, and Flexibility. Paula Moraine, $30.95

Understand and support executive function in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with this fully-explained, innovative model. Showing how to use an individual's strengths to address executive functioning weaknesses, this approach will also help to build a strong foundation for social and communication skills.

Advocating a person-centred approach, the author describes the importance of identifying the individual's preferred style of engagement and communication, and how sensory experiences impact their thoughts, feelings, and actions. She explains how to use this information to identify the individual's strengths and weaknesses across eight key areas which are the building blocks of executive functions: attention; memory; organization; time management; initiative; behavior; goal setting and flexibility. These areas can be used daily to establish predictability and offer a foundation for interpreting, processing and understanding the world with flexibility. Professionals and parents can also use them as the basis of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), or to create personalized interventions and support at school or at home.

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Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom: a Practical Guide for Educators, Grades K-12. Joyce Cooper-Kahn & Margaret Foster, $35.95

Students with weak Executive Function skills need strong support and specific strategies to help them learn in an efficient manner, demonstrate what they know, and manage the daily demands of school. This book shows teachers how to do exactly that, while also managing the ebb and flow of their broader classroom needs. From the co-author of the bestselling parenting book LATE, LOST, AND UNPREPARED, comes a compilation of the most practical tools and strategies, designed to be equally useful for children with EF problems as well as all other students in the general education classroom.

Rooted in solid research and classroom-tested experience, the book is organized to help teachers negotiate the very fluid challenges they face every day; educators will find strategies that improve their classroom "flow" and reduce the stress of struggling to teach students with EF weaknesses.


Calm, Alert, and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation. Stuart Shanker, $67.00

Recent research tells us that one of the keys to student success is self-regulation — the ability to monitor and modify emotions, to focus or shift attention, to control impulses, to tolerate frustration or delay gratification. But can a child’s ability to self-regulate be improved?

Canada’s leading expert on self-regulation, Dr. Stuart Shanker, knows it can and that, as educators, we have an important role to play in helping students’ develop this crucial ability. Distinguished Research Professor at York University and Past President of the Council for Early Child Development, Dr. Shanker leads us through an exploration of the five major domains — what they are, how they work, what they look like in the classroom, and what we can do to help students strengthen in that domain.


Challenge Software: Teaching Children Self-Regulation. Brad Chapin, $42.95 (DVD)

Challenge Software is an interactive, web-based program for children. It utilizes animated scenarios and games to engage children quickly and teach them the fundamental skills necessary for healthy Self-regulation.

  • 17 video scenarios
  • Interactive program
  • Discussion questions
  • Follow-up activities
  • Online resources

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Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life: Lessons from Lives Well-Lived. Mark Katz, $54.00

Many people who failed in school move on to enjoy meaningful and successful lives. They include — though they are by no means limited to — those with attention and executive function challenges, learning disabilities, learning and behavioral challenges arising out of traumatic events in their lives, and even those impacted by all of the above. Up until recently, little attention was paid to successful people who did poorly in school. So what did we miss? How can their life experiences help educators and parents understand what schools can do better to support students who are struggling today?

In his groundbreaking new book, Mark Katz draws on research findings in clinical and social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, education, and other fields of study — as well as stories of successful individuals who overcame years of school failure — to answer these and other questions. In the process, he shows how children who fail at school but succeed at life can give teachers and schools, counselors and health care professionals, parents and guardians — even those whose childhood struggles have persisted into their adult years — new remedies for combating learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges; reducing juvenile crime, school dropout, and substance abuse; improving our health and well-being; and preventing medical problems later in life.


Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits. Peg Dawson & Richard Guare, $57.95

This practical manual presents an evidence-based coaching model for helping students whose academic performance is suffering due to deficits in executive skills, including time and task management, planning, organization, impulse control, and emotional regulation. In just a few minutes a day, coaches can provide crucial support and instruction tailored to individual students' needs. From leading experts, the book provides detailed guidelines for incorporating coaching into a response-to-intervention framework, identifying students who can benefit, conducting each session, and monitoring progress. Special topics include how to implement a class-wide peer coaching program.


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: Targeting Executive Dysfunction. Mary Solanto, $27.50

This highly practical book provides evidence-based strategies for helping adults with ADHD build essential skills for time management, organization, planning, and coping. Each of the 12 group sessions — which can also be adapted for individual therapy — is reviewed in step-by-step detail. Handy features include quick-reference Leader Notes for therapists, engaging in-session exercises, and reproducible take-home notes and homework assignments. Purchasers get access to a Web page featuring all of the reproducible materials, ready to download and print in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. This edition includes the adult ADHD criteria from DSM-5.

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The Conscious Parent's Guide to Executive Functioning Disorder: a Mindful Approach for Helping Your Child Focus and Learn. Rebecca Branstetter, $21.50

If your child has been given a diagnosis of executive functioning disorder, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. You want your child to be able to master certain basic skills, such as being organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. But what if your child is having trouble with one or all of these skills? With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Executive Functioning Disorder, you'll learn how to take a relationship-centered approach to parenting as you help improve your child's executive functioning skills:

  • Task initiation and completion
  • Response inhibition
  • Focus
  • Time management and organization
  • Working memory
  • Flexibility
  • Self-regulation

Conscious parenting is about being present with your children and taking the time to understand how to help them flourish. With the strategies and advice in this guide, you and your child will build sustainable bonds, develop positive behaviors, and improve executive functioning skills for life. And you'll find that conscious parenting helps create a calm and mindful atmosphere for the whole family, while helping your child feel competent, successful, and healthy.


Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning. Loui Lord Nelson, $45.50

Universal Design for Learning is the best way to teach all students effectively . but how can a busy teacher get started with UDL right now? Answers are in this vibrant, research-based guidebook, created by seasoned teacher and former UDL Coordinator Loui Lord Nelson. K-12 educators will learn how to use the three key principles of UDL-Engagement, Representation, and Action & Expression-to present information in multiple ways and meet the needs of diverse learners. Written in first person, like a face-to-face talk with a passionate educator, the book gives teachers a reader-friendly UDL primer and a practical framework for implementation, with detailed guidelines on lesson planning and checkpoints that help them stay on track. USE UDL PRINCIPLES TO HELP STUDENTS:

  • sharpen executive function skills, such as goal-setting and strategy development
  • improve comprehension and information processing
  • stay engaged during lessons and overcome distractions
  • communicate effectively using multiple tools, including both high and low/no technology options
  • develop self-regulation and self-assessment skills
  • sustain effort and persistence
  • increase autonomy
  • show what they know through flexible, individualized assessment options

Disorganized Children: a Guide for Parents and Professionals. Edited by Samuel Stein &Uttom Chowdhury, $39.95

Disorganized children may display a range of behaviours symptomatic of ADHD, autism and/or conduct disorders, but they often fail to meet all the criteria for a clear diagnosis.

In this book, psychiatrists, speech, family and occupational therapists and neurodevelopment specialists present a range of behavioural and psychological strategies to help disorganized children improve concentration and performance in the classroom and deal with a variety of behaviour and social interaction difficulties. The authors provide an insight into the mind of disorganized children and practical guidance on how parents and professionals can best to help them achieve their full potential.

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The ECLIPSE Model: Teaching Self-Regulation, Executive Function, Attribution, and Sensory Awareness to Students with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, and Related Disorders. Sherry Moyer, $32.95

The process of attributing or assessing our circumstances is a neglected area for young people with Asperger Syndrome and other pervasive developmental disabilities, yet it poses severe challenges for them. The ECLIPSE Model targets the global skills needed to improve social competence, such as executive functioning, theory of mind, causal attribution, processing speed, and working memory. Without effective use of these skills on a regular basis, development of other areas of functioning, such as academic, adaptive or activities of daily living, and social and vocational skills will be challenged. This curriculum provides step-by-step lessons for teaching these vital skills in a way that is motivating to young people.


Emotion Regulation in Children and Adolescents: a Practitioner's Guide. Michael Southam-Gerow, $34.95

Emotion regulation difficulties are central to a range of clinical problems, yet many therapies for children and adolescents lack a focus on emotion and related skills. In a flexible modular format, this much-needed book presents cutting-edge strategies for helping children and adolescents understand and manage challenging emotional experiences. Each of the eight treatment modules can be used on its own or in conjunction with other therapies, and includes user-friendly case examples, sample dialogues, and engaging activities and games. Emotion-informed assessment and case conceptualization are also addressed. 


Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment. George McCloskey & Lisa Perkins, $66.00

Quickly acquire the knowledge, skills and tools you need to understand and assess children and adolescents struggling with executive functions deficits.


The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder. Rebecca Branstetter, $19.99

Strategies to help your child achieve the time-management skills, focus, and organization to succeed in school and life.

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Executive Function & Child Development. Marcie Yeager & Daniel Yeager, $26.50

Poor executive function (EF) in the brain can mean behavioral and attentional problems in school. This book explains to professionals and parents how EF develops in kids, what EF difficulties look like, and what creative and effective interventions can meet their needs. Executive functions involve mental processes such as:

  • Working memory–holding several pieces of information in mind while we try to do something with them–for example, understand and solve a problem or carry out a task.
  • Response inhibition–inhibiting actions that interfere with our intentions or goals.
  • Shifting focus–interrupting an ongoing response in order to direct attention to other aspects of a situation that are important for goal attainment.
  • Cognitive flexibility–generating alternative methods of solving a problem or reaching a goal.
  • Self-monitoring–checking on one's own cognitions and actions to assure that they are in line with one's intentions.
  • Goal Orientation–creating and carrying out a multi-step plan for achieving a goal in a timely fashion, keeping the "big picture" in mind.

Executive Function in the Classroom. Christopher Kaufman, $48.50

Practical strategies for improving performance and enhancing skills for all students. This teacher-friendly guide lays a clear and simple path to stronger executive skills for all students and lasting academic and social success.


Executive Function in Education: from Theory to Practice. Lynn Meltzer, editor, $45.95

This uniquely integrative book brings together leading researchers and practitioners from education, neuroscience, and psychology. It presents a theoretical framework for understanding executive function difficulties together with a range of effective approaches to assessment and instruction. Scholarly and authoritative yet highly practical, the book provides guidelines for intervening at the level of the individual child, the classroom, and the entire school.

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Executive Function: Practical Applications in the Classroom. Sandra Rief, $15.95

This 4-page, laminated reference guide is designed to provide practical strategies for helping students strengthen Executive Function skills, as well as key supports and accommodations that are so important for those with EF impairments, such as ADD/ADHD.


Executive Function in Preschool-Age Children: Integrating Measurement, Neurodevelopment, and Translational Research. James Griffin, Peggy McCardle & Lisa Freund, $115.95

A primary aim of the neuropsychological revolution has been the mapping of what has come to be known as executive function (EF). This term encompasses a range of mental processes such as working memory, inhibitory control, and cognitive flexibility that, together, regulate our social behavior, and our emotional and cognitive well-being.

In this book, top scientists from a variety of fields investigate executive function as it develops in early childhood. Because researchers differ in their conceptualizations of basic processes and even in how they define EF itself, contributors begin by discussing comparability and replicability, key issues which are of primary importance to those seeking to move the field to a new level of rigor. Next, they tackle the nuts-and-bolts of the development of EF in preschoolers, including the neurobiological mechanisms and circuitry that underlie EF development as well as the role of EF in assessing risk — and its counterpart, resilience. Finally, they highlight exciting new clinical applications of EF research, including the use of EF in contextualizing and assessing family risk, the impact of socioeconomic status on neurological development, and the promotion of EF development through early education programs.

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Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens: Help for Unprepared, Late, & Scattered Teens. Sharon Hansen, $23.95

Are you disorganized, chronically late, forgetful, or impulsive? Do you struggle to get your homework done, but never manage to turn it in on time? It may not be your fault. You might have executive functioning disorder (EFD), an attention disorder marked by an inability to stay on task that is common in people with learning disabilities. If you have tried to better manage your time and meet deadlines with little success, you may feel like giving up. THE EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING WORKBOOK FOR TEENS is an easy-to-use, practical workbook written by a licensed school counselor, and it will provide you with the skills needed to get organized, retain information, communicate effectively, and perform well in school and everyday life. Based in proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the book offers activities that will help you better understand your 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 you to carry out and complete tasks with ease. From handling frustration to taking notes in class, this book will help you hone the skills you need to succeed.


Executive Functions: What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved. Russell Barkley, $49.95

This groundbreaking book offers a comprehensive theory of executive functioning (EF) with important clinical implications. Synthesizing cutting-edge neuropsychological and evolutionary research, Russell Barkley presents a model of EF that is rooted in meaningful activities of daily life. He describes how abilities such as emotion regulation, self-motivation, planning, and working memory enable people to pursue both personal and collective goals that are critical to survival. Key stages of EF development are identified and the far-reaching individual and social costs of EF deficits detailed. Barkley explains specific ways that his model may support much-needed advances in assessment and treatment.

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Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: a Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention, Second Edition. Peg Dawson & Richard Guare, $57.95

Concise and practitioner friendly, this bestselling guide has helped put executive skills on the map for school-based clinicians and educators. The book explains how these critical cognitive processes develop and why they play such a key role in children's behavior and school performance. Provided are step-by-step guidelines and many practical tools to promote executive skill development by implementing environmental modifications, individualized instruction, coaching, and whole-class interventions. In a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding, the book includes more than two dozen reproducible assessment tools, checklists, and planning sheets.


Executive Skills and Reading Comprehension: a Guide for Educators. Kelly Cartwright, $45.95

How do K-12 students become self-regulated learners who actively deploy comprehension strategies to make meaning from texts? This cutting-edge guide is the first book to highlight the importance of executive skills for improving reading comprehension. Chapters review the research base for particular executive functions — such as planning, organization, cognitive flexibility, and impulse control — and present practical skills-building strategies for the classroom. Detailed examples show what each skill looks like in real readers, and sidebars draw explicit connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). 


Find a Way or Make a Way: Checklists of Helpful Accommodations for Students with ADHD, Executive Dysfunctions, Mood Disorders, Tourette's Syndrome, OCD and Other Neurological Challenges. Leslie Packer, $28.95

Find a Way or Make a Way is designed to provide lots of practical ideas to incorporate into a student's plan, with sections on accommodations for homework, tests, sleep problems, and handwriting problems.

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FLIPP the Switch: Strengthen Executive Function Skills. Sheri Wilkins & Carol Burmeister, $34.50

Although many educators associate deficits in EF skills with students on the autism spectrum, the reality is that many young people struggle with executive functioning. In fact, it is accurate to say that all young people are learning executive functioning as these skills are not fully developed until people are well into their twenties. The good news is that there are evidence-based strategies that can be used at home, in school, in the community, and in work situations that can significantly improve the executive functioning of individuals who struggle in this area. Given the right tools, parents, educators, and others who work with this population can effectively structure the environment and teach strategic thinking skills that will support the critical life skills of flexibility, leveled emotionality, impulse control, planning, and problem solving.

FLIPP the Switch is a practical book written for parents and educators by parents and educators. The target audience is anyone who works with young people aged 3-22 who are disorganized, inflexible, impulsive, and who struggle with planning or problem solving. This book is indispensable for anyone who wants to minimize conflict, maximize on-task behavior, and support positive social-emotional development in a child or student with challenging behavior.


Focusing and Calming Games for Children: Mindfulness Strategies and Activities to Help Children to Relax, Concentrate and Take Control. Deborah Plummer, Illustrated by Jane Serrurier, $31.95

Having the ability to focus, relax and concentrate is key to enabling children and young people to achieve emotional well-being, and is also important for a child's development of skills and abilities.

This book uses a model of 'mindfulness play' to help children to achieve well-being, which encourages children to build awareness of their inner and outer worlds. Part One covers the theoretical and practical background, setting out how to facilitate play using the mindfulness play model, including consideration of the emotional environment. Part Two includes a wealth of games and activities, from 'Body focus' and 'Fidget flop' to 'Musical drawings' and 'Pass a smile'. The activities are suitable for use with groups and individual children aged 5–12, and can be adapted for children with specific attention and concentration difficulties, such as ADHD, and for older children.

This is an ideal resource for teachers, counsellors, social workers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, youth workers, parents, and carers.

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The Frazzle Family Finds a Way. Ann Bonwill & Steven Gammell, $26.50

Every member of the Frazzle family is disastrously forgetful. Mr. Frazzle forgets his trousers, Wags the dog can't find his bone, and Annie and Ben bring fishing poles and towels to school instead of their homework. Not even Aunt Rosemary with her organizational tips can help. But one day Annie has an idea that combines rhyme, recall, and song into a melodic way to remember in this warmhearted tribute to compensating for weaknesses.


Handbook of Executive Functioning. Sam Goldstein  & Jack Naglieri, $106.50

Planning. Attention. Memory. Self-regulation. These and other core cognitive and behavioral operations of daily life comprise what we know as executive functioning (EF). But despite all we know, the concept has engendered multiple, often conflicting definitions and its components are sometimes loosely defined and poorly understood. THE HANDBOOK OF EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING cuts through the confusion, analyzing both the whole and its parts in comprehensive, practical detail for scholar and clinician alike. Background chapters examine influential models of EF, tour the brain geography of the executive system, and pose salient developmental questions. A section on practical implications relates early deficits in executive functioning to ADD and other disorders in children, and considers autism and later-life dementias from an EF standpoint. Further chapters weigh the merits of widely used instruments for assessing executive functioning and review interventions for its enhancement, with special emphasis on children and adolescents.


Handbook of Self-Regulation, 3rd Edition: Research, Theory, and Applications. Edited by Roy Baumeister & Kathleen Vohs, $117.50

From leading authorities, this significantly revised and expanded handbook is a highly regarded reference in a rapidly growing field. It thoroughly examines the conscious and unconscious processes by which people manage their behavior and emotions, control impulses, and strive toward desired goals. Chapters explore such vital issues as why certain individuals have better self-control than others; how self-regulation shapes, and is shaped by, social relationships; underlying brain mechanisms and developmental pathways; and which interventions can improve people’s self-control. The volume also addresses self-regulatory failures and their consequences, with chapters on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, criminality, addictions, and money management challenges. As a special bonus, purchasers of the third edition can download a supplemental e-book featuring two notable, highly cited chapters from the second edition.

New to This Edition:

  • Incorporates the latest topic areas, theories, and empirical findings
  • Updated throughout, with 21 new chapters and numerous new authors
  • Cutting-edge topics: implicit self-regulation processes, the role of physical needs and processes (such as the importance of sleep), the benefits of dampening positivity, the frequency and consequences of emotional control in the workplace, and self-regulation training
  • Expanded coverage of motivational factors, romantic relationships, and lapses of self-control

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Helping Preschool-Age Children Learn Self-Regulation: Lessons, Activities, Songs, and Games Designed To Give Children the Skills They Need to Succeed for the Rest of Their Lives.Brad Chapin, $57.95 (includes a CD-ROM of reproducible material)

This highly anticipated resource focuses on skill-training for preschool-age children. Self-regulation is a universal skill necessary for academic success, emotional control and healthy social interaction. With this one resource, you will be able to address School Readiness, Anger Problems, Anxiety, School Safety, Self-esteem, Social Skills and much more. The authors have developed this guide with a focus on how to help you "Do More with Less." The strategies are creative and designed to engage young children in the process to create change quickly. Includes a CD with reproducibles worksheets.


Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions: the Attention Fix. Paula Moraine, $33.95

This book presents an innovative model for strengthening and developing executive function in any student, including those with attention, memory, organization, planning, inhibition, initiative, and flexibility difficulties. It provides guidance on how to support each student's evolving executive function, and how to encourage those who are ready to develop self-advocacy and become more responsible for the development of his or her own executive function skills.

The author advocates a student-centered approach in which educators explore eight key 'ingredients' with the student: relationships; strengths and weaknesses; self-advocacy and responsibility; review and preview; motivation and incentive; synthesis and analysis; rhythm and routine; and practice and repetition. She provides step-by-step explanations of how the educator and student can then explore and use these 'ingredients' in different ways and in different combinations to successfully address particular areas of difficulty. Original and effective, the approach outlined in this book will be of interest to teachers and other professionals involved in supporting executive function in students of all ages.

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Helping Teens Learn Self-Regulation: Lessons, Activities & Worksheets for Teaching the Essentials of Responsible Decision-Making & Self-Control. Brad Chapin, $57.95 (includes a CD-ROM of reproducible material) Grades 7-12

Self-regulation includes a universal set of skills necessary for academic success, emotional control, and healthy social interaction. With these resources you will be able to address anger problems, academic performance challenges, anxieties, school safety issues, self-esteem, social skills, and much more. The books provide a solid yet flexible foundation for intervention. The individual strategies are presented in a simple step-by-step process using lessons activities and reproducible worksheets. These strategies can be used individually for a quick intervention, or they can be used to create dozens of unique curricula — tailor made to target specific problem areas for small groups or classrooms.

The authors have split the self-regulation training process into three functional areas: physical, emotional, and cognitive. Using strategies based soundly upon the evidence base of cognitive-behavioral psychology this resource will help you move children and teens progressively through skill areas in each of these three domains. The strategies are creative, fresh, and engaging in order to effect change quickly and increase the long-term impact.


Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation: Lessons, Activities & Worksheets for Teaching the Essentials of Responsible Decision-Making & Self-Control. Brad Chapin & Matthew Penner, $57.95 (includes a CD-ROM of reproducible material) Grades K-8

Self-regulation includes a universal set of skills necessary for academic success emotional control and healthy social interaction. With this single resource you will be able to address children's anger problems, academic performance challenges, anxieties, school safety issues, self-esteem, social skills, and much more. This resource provides a solid yet flexible foundation for intervention. The individual strategies are presented in a simple step-by-step process using lessons activities and reproducible worksheets. These strategies can be used individually for a quick intervention with children, or they can be used to create dozens of unique curricula — tailor-made to target specific problem areas for small groups or classrooms.

The authors have split the self-regulation training process into three functional areas: physical, emotional, and cognitive. Using strategies based soundly upon the evidence base of cognitive-behavioral psychology this resource will help you move children progressively through skill areas in each of these three domains. The strategies are creative, fresh, and engaging in order to effect change quickly and increase the long-term impact on children.

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How to Be a Superhero Called Self-Control: Super Powers to Help Younger Children to Regulate Their Emotions and Senses. Lauren Brukner, illustrated by Apsley, $22.95

Meet Self-Control, a superhero who wants to teach young children his super powers of self-control! Anxiety, frustration, anger, and other difficult feelings won't stand a chance against their new-found powers. Self-Control teaches children with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties aged approximately 4-7 how to calm themselves using self-massage, deep pressure, breathing exercises, and activities such as making an imaginary list and finding their own peaceful place. This illustrated book also features an appendix with photocopiable super power charts, reinforcers, and reminder tools to ensure that parents, teachers, and other professionals can support children in upholding superhero strategies even after the book has been read.


Hunter and His Amazing Remote Control. Lori Ann Copeland, $21.95 (ages 5-11)

This resource is a unique approach to teaching self-control to children whether or not they have ADD or ADHD. In this full-color, illustrated storybook, Hunter teaches students how he learned to use his very special remote control to become more successful. Once children read or hear Hunter's story, they can create their own amazing remote controls. Remote control buttons include:

  • Channel Changer - Filtering out distractions
  • Pause - Stopping to think relax and create a plan
  • Fast Forward - Thinking before acting
  • Rewind - Shifting focus from past failure to future change
  • Slow Motion - Slowing down and managing stress
  • Coach - Problem solving
  • Zapper - Recognizing and rejecting negative thinking
  • Way to Go! - Using positive self-talk

The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties. James Forgan & Mary Anne Richey, $24.95

Impulsive, scattered, lost, unfocused, unprepared, disorganized: These are just a few of the words used to describe kids with executive functioning deficits, which commonly affect many children already diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism. The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids With Executive Functioning Difficulties helps parents pinpoint weak executive functions in their children, then learn how to help their kids overcome these deficits with practical, easy solutions.

Children who can't select, plan, initiate, or sustain action toward their goals are children who simply struggle to succeed in school and other aspects of life. Parents need the helpful, proven advice and interactive surveys and action plans in this book to empower them to take positive action to teach their disorganized, impulsive child to achieve independence, success, and a level of self-support.

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Inclusive Programming for High School Students with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Sheila Wagner, $22.95

This comprehensive guide will help you give your child or student the best possible high school experience. You will learn how to help students navigate the social minefields of friendships and dating, while fostering the executive functioning skills they will need as adults.


The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses. Lauren Brukner, Illustrated by Apsley, $25.95

Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. The strategies and tools are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations, and the author includes useful tips for parents and teachers as well as handy visual charts and checklists to track learning and progress.

Armed with this book, kids will be well on their way to managing difficult emotions and feeling just right in whatever situation life throws at them! Suitable for children with emotional and sensory processing difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years.


Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, Bipolar and More! Martin Kutscher, $24.95

Kids in the Syndrome Mix is a concise, current, all-in-one guide to the whole range of often co-existing neurobehavioral disorders in children, from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bipolar disorder, to autistic spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory integration problems, and executive dysfunction. The author's sympathetic yet upbeat approach and skillful explanations of the inner world of children in the syndrome mix make this an invaluable companion for parents, teachers, professionals, and anyone else who needs fast and to-the-point advice on children with special needs.

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Late, Lost, and Unprepared: a Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning. Joyce Cooper-Kahn & Laurie Dietzel, $29.95

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.


Learning to Plan and Be Organized: Executive Function Skills for Kids with AD/HD. Kathleen Nadeau, $17.95 (ages 8-12)

When you are good at planning and organizing, your day just runs smoother. And guess what? These skills can help you reach your goals, too! Packed with examples, activities, and fun, this workbook will help you:

  • Build good habits
  • Develop routines
  • Organize your stuff
  • Get things done
  • Manage your time
  • Plan projects
  • Create reminders for yourself
  • And much more!

Little Flower Yoga for Kids: a Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance. Jennifer Cohen Harper, $27.95

Little Flower Yoga for Kids offers a fun and unique program combining yoga and mindfulness in an easy-to-read format. Written specifically for parents and kids, the book aims at teaching children to pay attention, increase focus, and balance their emotions – all while building physical strength and flexibility. Based on a growing body of evidence that yoga and mindfulness practices can help children develop focus and concentration, the simple yoga exercises in this book can easily be integrated into their child's daily routine, ultimately improving health, behavior, and even school achievement.

The book details the five main components of the program: connect, breath, move, focus, and relax. Drawing on these components, Harper shares practical activities that parents can use with their children both on a daily basis and as applied to particularly challenging issues. And while this book is targeted to parents, teachers may also find it extremely useful in helping students achieve better attention and focus.

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The Myth of Executive Functioning: Missing Elements in Conceptualization, Evaluation, and Assessment. Leonard Koziol, $65.95

Noting the lack of consensus concerning definition, component skills, and location within the brain, The Myth of Executive Functioning calls basic assumptions, prominent theories, commonly used test methods, and even the phrase 'executive functioning' into question. The book's deceptively simple argument takes an evolutionary/neuroscience look at the cornerstones of cognitive organization, including memory, planning, decision-making, and adaptation to novel circumstances. From there, gaps are identified between systems of cognitive control and those behaviors that are evaluated in neuropsychological testing — gaps that contribute to the disconnect between how science views mind and body, brain and behavior. The author's problem-solving metaphor places new emphasis on stimulus processing and on the relationship between movement and thought as he offers thought-provoking perspectives on:

  • The limits of neuropsychological constructs.
  • The components of adaptive thinking.
  • The automatic aspects of problem solving.
  • The left-brain/right-brain dichotomy.
  • Problems with the domain approach to cognition.
  • New paradigms for testing cognitive functioning.

A controversial presentation with the potential to change clinical practice and training, The Myth of Executive Functioning will be read, debated, and learned from by neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, cognitive neuroscientists, and rehabilitation specialists.


A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments. Thomas Brown, $69.95

For over 100 years, ADHD has been seen as essentially a behavior disorder. Recent scientific research has developed a new paradigm which recognizes ADHD as a developmental disorder of the cognitive management system of the brain, its executive functions. This cutting-edge book pulls together key ideas of this new understanding of ADHD, explaining them and describing in understandable language scientific research that supports this new model. It addresses questions like:

  • Why can those with ADHD focus very well on some tasks while having great difficulty in focusing on other tasks they recognize as important?
  • How does brain development and functioning of persons with ADHD differ from others?
  • How do impairments of ADHD change from childhood through adolescence and in adulthood?
  • What treatments help to improve ADHD impairments? How do they work? Are they safe?
  • Why do those with ADHD have additional emotional, cognitive, and learning disorders more often than most others?
  • What commonly-held assumptions about ADHD have now been proven wrong by scientific research?

Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other medical and mental health professionals, as well as those affected by ADHD and their families, will find this to be an insightful and invaluable resource.


No Mind Left Behind: Understanding and Fostering Executive Control—The Eight Essential Brain Skills Every Child Needs to Thrive. Adam Cox, $17.50

No Mind Left Behind is a program for helping children master the eight essential cognitive skills that are critical for success in life in work:

• Taking initiative • Screening out distractions • Organizing • Thinking flexibly

• Planning • Regulating emotions • Self-monitoring • Using memory effectively

Using case studies and anecdotes, Dr. Cox presents a comprehensive and practical plan for parents. The book addresses special-needs children as well as neurotypical children, and includes practical suggestions for parents and educators.

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Parent-Teen Therapy for Executive Function Deficits and ADHD: Building Skills and Motivation. Margaret Sibley, $42.50

This user-friendly manual presents an innovative, tested approach to helping teens overcome the frustrating organizational and motivation problems associated with executive function deficits and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The Supporting Teens' Autonomy Daily (STAND) approach uses motivational interviewing (MI) to engage teens and their parents in building key compensatory skills in organization, time management, and planning. Parent training components ease family conflict and equip parents to support kids' independence. Ready-to-use worksheets and rating scales are provided; the print book has a large-size format for easy photocopying. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print all 45 reproducible tools.


Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom. Lynn Meltzer, $45.95

Accessible and practical, this book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes — such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking — into the classroom curriculum. Chapters provide effective strategies for optimizing what K-12 students learn by improving how they learn. Featuring numerous whole-class ideas and suggestions, the book also shows how to differentiate instruction for students with learning or attention difficulties.


Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life. Stuart Shanker, $34.00

There is no such thing as a bad kid. According to world-renowned psychologist Stuart Shanker, even the most frustrating, annoying or troubling behaviour has an explanation. That means there is a way to make things better.

Shanker's research has shown that for every child and every adult the ability to thrive — to complete tasks, form friendships, learn, and even love — depends on being able to self-regulate. In the past twenty years neurobiological research has been showing us a lot about brain states, and what is clear now is that the ability to self-regulate in response to stress is central. There are dramatic consequences to looking at a child's behaviour through the lens of self-regulation. Above all it discards the knee-jerk reaction that a child who is having trouble paying attention, controlling his impulses, or who gives up easily on a difficult task, is somehow weak or lacks self-discipline, or is not making a great enough effort to apply himself.

According to Shanker, the ability to deal effectively with stress is limited, though. Like a tank of gas, our energy reserves eventually dwindle, leaving a kid — or an adult — simply unable to control his or her impulses. And what draws down our reserves? Excessive stress. Stress of all kinds, from social anxiety to an uncomfortable chair. Reduce the stress loads, and problems quickly dissipate. Dr. Shanker offers practical, prescriptive advice for parents — giving them concrete ways to develop their own self-regulation skills and teach their children to do the same.

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The Sensory Child Gets Organized: Proven Systems for Rigid, Anxious, or Distracted Kids. Karen Dalgliesh, $18.99

Sensory Kids — like those with sensory processing disorder, anxiety disorder, AD/HD, autism, bipolar disorder, and OCD — often feel frustrated and overwhelmed, creating stress in everyday life for the whole family. Now, with THE SENSORY CHILD GETS ORGANIZED, there’s help and hope.

As a professional organizer and parent of a sensory child, Carolyn Dalgliesh knows firsthand the struggles parents face in trying to bring out the best in their rigid, anxious, or distracted children. She provides simple, effective solutions that help these kids thrive at home and in their day-to-day activities, and in this book you’ll learn how to:

  • Understand what makes your sensory child tick
  • Create harmonious spaces through sensory organizing
  • Use structure and routines to connect with your child
  • Prepare your child for social and school experiences
  • Make travel a successful and fun-filled journey

The Skills System Instructor’s Guide: an Emotion-Regulation Skills Curriculum for All Learning Abilities. Julie Brown, $48.95

Having the capacity to benefit from emotions, rather than being paralyzed by them, offers people the opportunity to navigate difficulties, while being able to face life, relationships, and themselves with courage, grace, and strength. In THE SKILLS SYSTEM INSTRUCTOR’S GUIDE, author Julie Brown provides a curriculum for helping people improve emotion regulation capacities, which allows the person to actively participate in both joyful and challenging aspects of life.

The guide presents nine simple, user-friendly adaptive coping skills effective for individuals of diverse learning abilities. Based on Dialectic Behavior Therapy principles, the Skills System helps people of all ages learn to effectively regulate emotions, thoughts, and actions to reach personal goals.

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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. Peg Dawson & Richard Guare, $23.50

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.


Smart But Scattered: the Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential. Peg Dawson & Richard Guare, $24.95

Scientists who study child development have recently found that kids who are "smart but scattered" lack or lag behind in crucial executive skills — the core, brain-based habits of mind required to execute tasks like getting organized, staying focused, and controlling emotions. Drawing on this revolutionary discovery, school psychologist Peg Dawson and neuropsychologist Richard Guare have developed an innovative program that parents and teachers can use to strengthen kids' abilities to plan ahead, be efficient, follow through, and get things done. Smart but Scattered provides ways to assess children's strengths and weaknesses and offers guidance on day-to-day issues like following instructions in the classroom, doing homework, completing chores, reducing performance anxiety, and staying cool under pressure. Small steps add up to big improvements, enabling these kids to build the skills they need to live up to their full potential. More than 40 reproducibles are included.


Smart But Scattered Teens: the Executive Skills Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential. Richard Guare, Peg Dawson & Colin Guare, $24.95

If you're the parent of a "smart but scattered" teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens' independence by building their executive skills—the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions. Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future—while making your relationship stronger.

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Social Interaction and the Development of Executive Function. Charlie Lewis & Jeremy Carpendale, Editors, $32.00

This volume focuses on the role of social interactions in the development of executive function, and offers a new and exciting alternative to many contemporary cognitive approaches. Executive function consists of higher cognitive skills involved in the control of thought, action, and emotion. Relatively little is known about the processes that promote its development. The volume is aimed at a broad range of child and adolescent developmental researchers and practitioners interested in how parental scaffolding, family background, as well as educational and cultural processes are linked to the development of children's self-control and social understanding.


Solving Executive Function Challenges: Simple Ways to Get Kids with Autism Unstuck & On Target. Lynn Cannon, Lauren Kenworthy, Katie Alexander, Monica Adler Werner, Lisa Greenman & Laura Anthony, $34.50 (Grades K-8)

How can you help kids with autism be flexible, get organized, and work toward goals — not just in school but in everyday life? It's all about executive function, and this quick problem-solving guide helps you explicitly teach these critical skills to high-functioning children with autism. Used on its own or in tandem with the popular Unstuck and On Target classroom curriculum, this practical guide shows how to embed executive function instruction in dozens of everyday scenarios, from morning routines to getting homework done. Designed for therapists, teachers, and parents, these highly effective techniques give children the skills they need to navigate each day, reach their goals, and succeed inside and outside the classroom.


Stay Cool and In Control with the Keep-Calm Guru: Wise Ways for Children to Regulate their Emotions and Senses. Lauren Brukner, illustrated by Apsley, $24.95

Meet the Keep-Calm Guru, our expert guide to the art of staying cool, calm, and in control in the face of overpowering feelings! This illustrated book introduces wise ways for children to recognize and cope with anxiety, anger, frustration, and other difficult emotions. Using everything from yoga poses and pressure holds, to deep breathing and relaxing coloring activities, the Keep-Calm Guru shows kids how to take back control and feel cool, calm, and just right. Suitable for children with sensory and emotional regulation difficulties aged approximately 7-14 years.


Study Strategies PLUS: Building Your Study Skills and Executive Functioning for School Success. Sandi Sirowitz, Leslie Davis & Harvey Parker, $20.95

Helps students improve executive functioning skills such as organizing, managing time, planning, focusing, and remembering. These skills are extremely important for success in school and in the workplace. Students will also find valuable strategies to improve reading comprehension, note taking, and reduce stress.

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Teaching Life Skills to Children and Teens with ADHD: a Guide for Parents and Counselors. Vincent Monastra, $23.50

When children have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), even if their medication smoothes out the worst of the bumps, they still may have a lot of trouble in social situations. Teaching Life Skills to Children and Teens With ADHD describes the Life Skills Program created by author Vincent Monastra at his ADHD clinic. It features practical strategies for helping children and teens develop essential life skills at home, school, or in a support group setting. Some of these skills include:

  • Engaging others in conversations
  • Seeking out confidence-building experiences
  • Responding appropriately to teasing
  • Establishing friendships and social networks
  • Trying group activities to avoid isolation
  • Developing healthy eating, sleeping and exercise habits
  • Solving problems and getting organized
  • Showing sensitivity to others' emotions

Each chapter includes exercises to help you teach, model, and guide your child in trying out these skills. Interactive checklists, quizzes, and guided journal entries are provided as tools for reflection and for engaging children and teens in ways that are interesting and fun.


Teaching Self-Regulation to Children through Interactive Lessons. Will Moody & Brad Chapman, $80.95 (grades K-6)

Unique interactive lessons designed for use on Windows and MAC-based workstations and digital whiteboards such as SMART Boards and Promethean Boards. These highly interactive lessons are designed to teach students the skills, strategies, and behaviors they need to regulate their own physical, emotional, and cognitive processes. Some of the strategies taught through these lessons include:

 •  Melting Freeze (Regulate BODY)  •  Animal Movements (Regulate BODY)  •  Cooling the Flame (Regulate BODY)  •  Name Your Emotions (Regulate EMOTIONS)  •  Emotional Rain Gauge (Regulate EMOTIONS)  •  Emotional Knot (Regulate EMOTIONS)  •  Don’t Take the Bait (Regulate THOUGHTS)  •  Defiance Trap (Regulate THOUGHTS)  •  Domino Effect (Regulate THOUGHTS)  •  Magnetic Thoughts (Regulate THOUGHTS)

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Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits: a Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents, 2nd Edition. Chris Zeigler Dendy, $36.95

An expert on attention deficit disorders issues offers a guide to educating teens with ADD and ADHD. Includes over 80 summaries of new information on research, teaching strategies, education law, executive functioning, social skills, and medication.


Tigers, Too: Executive Functions/Speed of Processing/Memory. Marilyn Dornbush & Sheryl Pruitt, $85.95

From the authors of Teaching the Tiger comes this practical, detailed and insightful look at executive functions, speed of processing and memory and the impact these have on the academic, behavioral and social functioning of students with ADHD, Tourette Syndrome and OCD.

TIGERS, TOO Checklists for Classroom Objectives and Interventions. Marilyn Dornbush & Sheryl Pruitt, $28.95

These checklists were developed to help teachers and parents set goals, identify appropriate intervention strategies and create an effective educational program for the student who is experiencing difficulties in the classroom and at home. The book includes material on arousal and speed of processing; attention, inhibition and activity levels; executive function; memory; study skills; testing; and social competence.


Train Your Brain for Success: a Teenager's Guide to Executive Functions. Randy Kulman, $19.95

TRAIN YOUR BRAIN FOR SUCCESS provides adolescents with practical, user-friendly strategies to improve their organizational, planning, memory, and time-management skills. This easy-to-read guide should help teenagers and their parents to work on skills that are critical for success in school and life in general.

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Transforming ADHD: Simple, Effective Attention & Action Regulation Skills to Help You Focus & Succeed. Greg Crosby & Tonya Lippert, $23.95

If you have adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), accomplishing everyday tasks like paying bills, getting to a meeting on time, or simply buying groceries can be extremely difficult. At the end of the day, you may feel frustrated and unfocused, and life may seem unmanageable. So, how can you move past the constant forgetfulness, recurring mistakes, disorganization, distractibility, and restlessness that keep you from being your very best?

Transforming ADHD offers a breakthrough, scientifically grounded approach to attention and action regulation skills and strategies. Looking at ADHD through the latest research and the broad perspective of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) — a model that views one’s mind, brain, body, and relationships as intimately connected — you’ll discover how to work with your brain instead of against it, and transform the way you live your life. Using the practical exercises, tools, and techniques presented in this book, you’ll learn how to effectively direct your attention and motivate yourself to action so you can move toward the life you want.


12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action: Developing Executive Functions of the Human Brain. Renate Caine, Geoffrey Caine, Carol McClintic & Karl Klimek, $58.95

This guidebook builds the bridge from brain research to classroom practice. Ideal for teachers and school leaders, this indispensable volume provides an accessible framework based on how the brain learns, and shows how to use that knowledge to help both teachers and students reach higher performance levels.


Unstuck & On Target! Lynn Cannon, Lauren Kenworthy, Katie Alexander, Monica Adler Werner & Laura Anthony, $64.95

An executive function curriculum to improve flexibility for children with autism spectrum disorders.

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The Work-Smart Academic Planner. Peg Dawson & Richard Guare, $21.50

From executive skills experts Peg Dawson and Richard Guare, this large-format academic planner is specially designed for students in grades 6-12. It provides a system for keeping track of assignments and due dates while developing the crucial executive skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. Students are guided to build a daily study plan, manage their time, set short- and long-term goals, study for tests, and record their successes. They also get tools for evaluating their own executive skills in order to target their weaknesses and capitalize on strengths. User-friendly features:

  • Spiral binding facilitates everyday use
  • Three-hole punched to conveniently fit in a binder
  • Reproducible planning forms; purchasers can download and print extra copies
  • Undated daily and monthly calendars for one academic year
  • Three-year reference calendar (2015-2017) on each monthly page
  • Online-only User's Guide for school psychologists, educators, coaches, and parents

Work Your Strengths: a Scientific Process to Identify Your Skills and Match Them to the Best Career for You. Chuck Martin, Richard Guare & Peg Dawson, $24.95

Your brain is hardwired with a unique combination of 12 different executive skills—the cognitive strengths that determine how well you will perform in a particular role. Your strongest and weakest executive skills can make the difference between big-time career success and years of disappointment and failure.

Work Your Strengths helps you avoid “trial-and-error” career moves by matching your strengths to the jobs that call on those skills specifically. Not ready for a move yet? Work Your Strengths can also make a world of difference in the job you’re in now. It can help you not only focus on the projects best suited for you but also recognize skills in others and assign tasks accordingly.


Yes I Can — Have Impulse Control. Gary Yorke, $24.95 (ages 6-14, 2-4 players)

The Yes I Can — Have Impulse Control game is designed to help participants understand and appreciate various aspects of being impulsive and regulating their impulses. The cards provide suggestions and prompts for discussion, and the directions include several fun ways to use the cards.

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Complete Booklist

The Amazing Remote Control Self-Regulation Program. Lori Ann Copeland, $63.95 (Grades 2-6)

ASANAS for Autism and Special Needs: Yoga to Help Children with Their Emotions, Self-Regulation and Body Awareness. Shawnee Thornton Hardy, $19.95

Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties. George McCloskey et al, $60.95

Attention, Memory and Executive Function. G. Reid Lyon & Norman Krasnegor, $63.50

Autism and Everyday Executive Function: a Strengths-Based Approach for Improving Attention, Memory, Organization, and Flexibility. Paula Moraine, $30.95

Autism as an Executive Disorder. James Russell (ed), $199.50

Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom: a Practical Guide for Educators, Grades K-12. Joyce Cooper-Kahn & Margaret Foster, $35.95

Calm, Alert, and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation. Stuart Shanker, $67.00

Challenge Software: Teaching Children Self-Regulation. Brad Chapin, $42.95 (DVD)

Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life: Lessons from Lives Well-Lived. Mark Katz, $54.00

Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits. Peg Dawson & Richard Guare, $57.95

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: Targeting Executive Dysfunction. Mary Solanto, $27.50

The Conscious Parent's Guide to Executive Functioning Disorder: a Mindful Approach for Helping Your Child Focus and Learn. Rebecca Branstetter, $21.50

Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning. Loui Lord Nelson, $45.50

Development of Executive Function in Early Childhood. Phillip Zelazo et al (eds), $42.50

Disorganized Children: a Guide for Parents and Professionals. Samuel Stein & Uttom Chowdhury (eds), $39.95

The ECLIPSE Model: Teaching Self-Regulation, Executive Function, Attribution, and Sensory Awareness to Students with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, and Related Disorders. Sherry Moyer, $32.95

Emotion Regulation in Children and Adolescents: a Practitioner's Guide. Michael Southam-Gerow, $34.95

Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment. George McCloskey & Lisa Perkins, $66.00

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder. Rebecca Branstetter, $19.99

Executive Function & Child Development. Marcie Yeager & Daniel Yeager, $26.50

Executive Function in the Classroom. Christopher Kaufman, $48.50

Executive Function in Education: From Theory to Practice. Lynn Meltzer, $45.95

Executive Function: Practical Applications in the Classroom. Sandra Rief, $15.95

Executive Function in Preschool-Age Children: Integrating Measurement, Neurodevelopment, and Translational Research. James Griffin, Peggy McCardle & Lisa Freund, $115.95

Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens: Help for Unprepared, Late, & Scattered Teens. Sharon Hansen, $23.95

Executive Functions and the Frontal Lobes: a Lifespan Perspective. Vicki Anderson & Rani Jacobs (eds), $110.50

Executive Functions: What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved. Russell Barkley, $49.95

Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: a Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention, 2nd Edition. Peg Dawson & Richard Guare, $57.95

Executive Skills and Reading Comprehension: a Guide for Educators. Kelly Cartwright, $45.95

Find a Way or Make a Way: Checklists of Helpful Accommodations for Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, Mood Disorders, Tourette’s Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Other Neurological Challenges. Leslie Packer, $28.95

FLIPP the Switch: Strengthen Executive Function Skills. Sheri Wilkins & Carol Burmeister, $34.50

Focusing and Calming Games for Children: Mindfulness Strategies and Activities to Help Children to Relax, Concentrate and Take Control. Deborah Plummer, Illustrated by Jane Serrurier, $31.95

The Frazzle Family Finds a Way. Ann Bonwill & Steven Gammell, $26.50

Handbook of Executive Functioning. Sam Goldstein  & Jack Naglieri, $106.50

Handbook of Self-Regulation, 3rd Edition: Research, Theory, and Applications. Edited by Roy Baumeister & Kathleen Vohs, $117.50

Helping Preschool-Age Children Learn Self-Regulation: Lessons, Activities, Songs, and Games Designed To Give Children the Skills They Need to Succeed for the Rest of Their Lives.Brad Chapin, $57.95 (includes a CD-ROM of reproducible material)

Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions: the Attention Fix. Paula Moraine, $33.95

Helping Teens Learn Self-Regulation: Lessons, Activities & Worksheets for Teaching the Essentials of Responsible Decision-Making & Self-Control. Brad Chapin, $57.95 (includes a CD-ROM of reproducible material) Grades 7-12

Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation: Lessons, Activities & Worksheets for Teaching the Essentials of Responsible Decision-Making & Self-Control. Brad Chapin & Matthew Penner, $57.95 (includes a CD-ROM of reproducible material) Grades K-8

How to Be a Superhero Called Self-Control: Super Powers to Help Younger Children to Regulate Their Emotions and Senses. Lauren Brukner, illustrated by Apsley, $22.95

Inclusive Programming for High School Students with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Sheila Wagner, $33.95

The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties. James Forgan & Mary Anne Richey, $24.95

The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses. Lauren Brukner, Illustrated by Apsley, $22.95

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, Bipolar and More! Martin Kutscher, $24.95

Late, Lost and Unprepared: a Parents’ Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning. Joyce Cooper-Kahn & Laurie Dietzel, $29.95

Learning to Plan and Be Organized: Executive Function Skills for Kids with AD/HD. Kathleen Nadeau, $17.95 (ages 8-12)

Little Flower Yoga for Kids: a Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance. Jennifer Cohen Harper, $27.95

Measurement of Executive Function in Early Childhood: a Special Issue of Developmental Neuropsychology. Blair, Zelazo & Greenberg (eds), $46.50

The Myth of Executive Functioning: Missing Elements in Conceptualization, Evaluation, and Assessment. Leonard Koziol, $65.95

A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments. Thomas Brown, $69.95

No Mind Left Behind: Understanding and Fostering Executive Control—the Eight Essential Brain Skills Every Child Needs to Thrive. Adam Cox, $17.50

Parent-Teen Therapy for Executive Function Deficits and ADHD: Building Skills and Motivation. Margaret Sibley, $42.50

Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom. Lynn Meltzer, $45.95

Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life. Stuart Shanker, $34.00

The Sensory Child Gets Organized: Proven Systems for Rigid, Anxious, or Distracted Kids. Karen Dalgliesh, $18.99

The Skills System Instructor’s Guide: an Emotion-Regulation Skills Curriculum for All Learning Abilities. Julie Brown, $48.95

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. Peg Dawson & Richard Guare, $23.50

Smart But Scattered: the Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential. Peg Dawson & Richard Guare, $24.95

Smart But Scattered Teens: the Executive Skills Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential. Richard Guare, Peg Dawson & Colin Guare, $24.95

Social Interaction and the Development of Executive Function. Charlie Lewis & Jeremy Carpendale, Editors, $35.00

Solving Executive Function Challenges: Simple Ways to Get Kids with Autism Unstuck & On Target. Lynn Cannon, Lauren Kenworthy, Katie Alexander, Monica Adler Werner, Lisa Greenman & Laura Anthony, $34.50 (Grades K-8)

Stay Cool and In Control with the Keep-Calm Guru: Wise Ways for Children to Regulate their Emotions and Senses. Lauren Brukner, illustrated by Apsley, $24.95

Study Strategies PLUS: Building Your Study Skills and Executive Functioning for School Success. Sandi Sirowitz, Leslie Davis & Harvey Parker, $20.95

Teaching Life Skills to Children and Teens with ADHD: a Guide for Parents and Counselors. Vincent Monastra, $23.50

Teaching Self-Regulation to Children through Interactive Lessons. Will Moody & Brad Chapman, $80.95 (grades K-6)

Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits: a Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents, 2nd Edition. Chris Zeigler Dendy, $36.95

Theory of Mind: How Children Understand Others’ Thoughts and Feelings. Martin Doherty, $35.95

Tigers, Too: Executive Functions/Speed of Processing/Memory—Modifications and Interventions. Marilyn Dornbush & Sheryl Pruitt, $85.95

Tigers, Too: Checklists for Classroom Objectives and Interventions. Marilyn Dornbush & Sheryl Pruitt, $28.95

Train Your Brain for Success: a Teenager's Guide to Executive Functions. Randy Kulman, $19.95

Transforming ADHD: Simple, Effective Attention & Action Regulation Skills to Help You Focus & Succeed. Greg Crosby & Tonya Lippert, $23.95

12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action: Developing Executive Functions of the Human Brain. Renate Caine, Geoffrey Caine, Carol McClintic & Karl Klimek, $58.95

Unstuck & On Target! Lynn Cannon, Lauren Kenworthy, Katie Alexander, Monica Adler Werner & Laura Anthony, $64.95

The Work-Smart Academic Planner. Peg Dawson & Richard Guare, $21.50

Work Your Strengths: a Scientific Process to Identify Your Skills and Match Them to the Best Career for You. Chuck Martin, Richard Guare & Peg Dawson, $24.95

Yes I Can — Have Impulse Control. Gary Yorke, $24.95 (ages 6-14, 2-4 players)

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Other booklists of interest may include ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Children with Behavior Challenges, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

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