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Executive Functions

barkley deficits in executive functioning scale - children and adolescents (bdefs-ca)

Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale - Childre...


An empirically based tool for evaluating clinically significant dimensions of child and...

boosting executive skills in the classroom

Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom


A guide for helping students with weak Executive Function skills to learn efficiently a...

essentials of executive functions assessment

Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment


Quickly acquire the knowledge & skills to understand & assess children & adolescents wi...

executive function in education

Executive Function in Education


Groundbreaking book has given thousands of educators & clinicians a deeper understandin...

executive functions

Executive Functions


This groundbreaking book offers a comprehensive theory of executive functioning (EF) wi...

executive skills and reading comprehension

Executive Skills and Reading Comprehension


This pioneering, teacher-friendly book features the latest neuroscientific knowledge & ...

organisation and everyday life with dyslexia and other splds

Organisation and Everyday Life with Dyslexia and other SpLDs


Addressed to dyslexic/ SpLD readers this book promotes organisation as a tool to minimi...

organizational skills training for children with adhd

Organizational Skills Training for Children with ADHD


This indispensable manual presents an easy-to-implement intervention with proven effect...

the smart but scattered guide to success

The Smart But Scattered Guide to Success


Show how to boost your organisational skills, time management, emotional control, & nin...

smart but scattered teens

Smart but Scattered Teens


This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens' independence ...

Executive Functions

Executive functions play a vital role in learning and improving them can have a huge impact on school success. But what are executive functions, how do they work and what can be done to help those with deficits?

Executive functions are a group of cognitive skills localised in the frontal lobe structures. Deficits in executive functioning involve both discrete skills and the processes that control the use of these skills (Cicerone et al., 2000).

Impairments in executive functions may co-occur with a variety of disorders or syndromes, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), fetal alcohol, very low birth weight, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Early detection of executive function disorders allows educators and SLPs to implement needed intervention strategies in the preschool years (Isquith, Gioia, & Espy, 2004).

Children with ADHD present with impairments in executive functions which disrupt working memory, rapid naming, strategy development, and self-correction (Shallice, Marzocchi, Coser, Del Savio, Meuter, & Rumiati, 2002).

We have hand picked these resources to help kids and teens improve their Executive Function skills.