Executive Function Skills in the Classroom

Overcoming Barriers, Building Strategies

Laurie Faith, Carol-Anne Bush, and Peg Dawson
Foreword by Adele Diamond

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March 23, 2022
ISBN 9781462548934
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222 Pages
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March 23, 2022
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222 Pages
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“When practitioners read this book, they will find clear explanations of each concept and how to implement research-based intervention strategies. The authors also integrate research into their book to provide a comprehensive analysis and interpretation of each example….This informative, hands-on book will open your eyes to the applications of EF strategies in the classroom….The authors speak directly to the readers and draw them into the benefit of doing EF support in the classroom. I do recommend this book to practitioners and students who are interested in studying executive function skills.”

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“Faith, Bush, and Dawson fully understand that EF deficits are best dealt with by incorporating accommodations and supports into the natural flow of instruction, rather than by using pull-out training methods that have no hope of generalizing back to the classroom. Strengthening EF helps children 'show what they know' where it matters most—in real life. Congratulations to the authors for giving us this very practical guide that will be of great value to school psychologists, educators, and others who support children with EF deficits in school settings.”

—Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (retired)


“If I were to describe this book in one word, it would be 'ingenious'! It is conversational and informative, and provides multiple low-cost strategies honoring the needs of both educators and students. The book is thorough and well explained, while acknowledging an educator’s ability to use the ideas provided and create your own twist. I love the holistic approach and creative suggestions for using the book based on the time and energy you have. The ideas in this book can be used immediately in your class and will encourage students to reflect, model, and practice learning EF strategies from one another. I’m excited to reread sections and be inspired each time!”

—Rachael Ramsey, EdD, sixth-grade educator, McKelvie Intermediate School, Bedford, New Hampshire


“Life is loaded with EF challenges that we navigate every day without realizing it. This book offers a way for teachers the world over to understand and tap into the power of using EF to improve learning and engagement. It is creative, collaborative, and strengths based—exactly what teachers are looking for! The authors provide an adaptable treasure trove of strategies and ideas for engaging students and running a stress-free, effective, and efficient classroom. Whether you are time strapped, like a free-flowing approach, or work in a high-stress environment, there is something for everyone. If you are interested in strengthening your relationship with the students in your classroom and empowering them to be the architects of their own success, run to the store and grab a copy of this book.”

—Bettina Hohnen, PhD, DClinPsy, Lecturer, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London, United Kingdom


“Instead of a packaged program, this book provides a way of thinking and doing that allows teachers and students to collaboratively overcome EF challenges. The authors' approach builds a safe and inclusive learning environment where students feel they matter and belong, and are motivated to problem-solve and find shared solutions. The book helps educators develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to remove barriers to student learning and well-being. Teachers, administrators, and other school personnel should pick up a copy, read it, and implement it!”

—Sue Ball, PhD, CPsych, Chief Psychologist, York Region District School Board, Canada