Executive Functioning Advanced Workbook

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Teach specific executive functioning skills with this advanced workbook, including: planning, organization, time management, task initiation, working memory, metacognition, self-control, sustained attention, flexibility, and perseverance. Detailed information, examples, practice, and fun activities are included for every executive functioning skills. With over 120 pages, you will have everything you need to teach these skills thoroughly! These are great materials to use with middle and high school students.

How to Use
This workbook can be used in large or small groups by the regular education teacher, special education teacher, guidance counselor, social worker, or school psychologist. These materials can also be used during advisory for middle and high school students. While all students can most assuredly benefit from learning strategies to strengthen executive functioning skills, some examples of students most in need include those with ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s Disorder, and Learning Disabilities.

Why Teach Executive Functioning Skills?
Executive functioning skills are the basis for planning, organizing, initiating, and following through will all tasks, assignments, and problems inside and outside of school. Many students who forget assignments, are disorganized, can’t complete long-term assignments, have trouble focusing, and experience difficulty with change often have weak executive functioning skills. These are the students who need to be taught explicit skills in order to become successful in school and in life after school. Simply put, executive functioning skills are necessary life skills.

Table of Contents

• Executive Functioning Pre/Post Quiz
• What is Executive Functioning?
• Executive Functioning Skills at a Glance
• Executive Functioning Self-Assessment
• Executive Functioning Self-Assessment Reflection

• All About Planning
• How Planning Affects Other Skills
• Keeping a Daily Planner
• Using a Calendar
• Homework Planning
• Weekly Planning
• Planning for Long Term
• Planning for Short Term
• Writing Measurable Goals
• Planning with Lists
• Habits & Routines to Help with Planning
• Templates to Use

• All About Organization
• How Organization Affects Other Skills
• Organizing School Materials
• At-Home Organization
• Weekly Binder Checks
• Daily Checklists
• Organizing for a Project
• Templates to Use

Time Management
• All About Time Management
• How Time Management Affects Other Skills
• Estimating Time for Tasks
• Pacing Yourself
• Meeting Deadlines
• Work-Leisure Balance
• Prioritizing
• Setting Goals
• Minimizing Distractions
• Templates to Use

Task Initiation
• All About Task Initiation
• How Task Initiation Affects Other Skills
• Overcoming Procrastination
• Chunking Tasks
• Making a Plan
• Cues and Reminders
• Strategies for Getting Stuck
• Rewarding Yourself
• Templates to Use

Working Memory
• All About Working Memory
• How Working Memory Affects Other Skills
• Strategies to Compensate for Your Memory
• Paraphrasing Information
• Repeat It Back

• All About Metacognition
• How Metacognition Affects Other Skills
• Always Improving Your Learning
• Knowing How You Learn
• Understanding Your Learning Target
• Self-Monitoring Your Learning
• Sticky Notes to Self-Monitor
• Evaluating Your Learning

• All About Self-Control
• How Self-Control Affects Other Skills
• Knowing When You Lose Control
• Practicing Self-Control: Blurt
• Practicing Self-Control: Dance-a-thon
• Stop & Think
• I-Statements
• Strategies for Anger & Emotions
• Templates to Use

Sustained Attention
• All About Sustained Attention
• How Sustained Attention Affects Other Skills
• Identifying & Avoiding Distractors
• How to “Pay Attention”
• Behaviors Aligned with Paying Attention
• Strategies for Keeping Focus
• Shifting Attention
• Practicing Attention: Listening for Key Word
• Practicing Attention: Simon Says
• Templates to Use

• All About Flexibility
• How Flexibility Affects Other Skills
• Dealing with Change
• Handling Frustration
• Problem Solving Skills
• Considering Others’ Perspectives
• Trying New Things

• All About Perseverance
• How Perseverance Affects Other Skills
• People Who Persevered
• How Hard Work Pays Off
• Reflecting on Your Own Perseverance
• Persevering In Your Life
• Strategies to Stick With It
• Encouraging Yourself
• Staying Goal-Oriented
• Fine-Tuning Your Level of Perseverance
• Knowing When and How to Get Help
• Practicing Perseverance: Brainteasers
• Practicing Perseverance: Riddles
• Quotes About Perseverance

No Prep!
This workbook requires absolutely no prep from the teacher. Just print, copy, and go. All the workbook pages include information and instructions, so you can save yourself the prep time.

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Target executive functioning and study skills necessary for academic success at the middle and high school level. The bundle includes over 300 pages full of lessons, templates, and workbook pages to teach study strategies and ways to improve executive functioning skills. It includes ALL of my executive functioning and study skills materials in one place.

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