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Executive Function: Skill-Building and Support Strategies, Grades 6-12

8.5" x 11"
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This tri-fold laminated reference guide by Sandra Rief provides practical strategies to support and enhance the developing executive function skills of all students in grades 6-12. It also describes the key scaffolds and accommodations that help students with ADHD and others with executive function impairments succeed in school and beyond.

Readers will learn about the various performance difficulties and academic challenges executive function weaknesses can cause in the areas of:

  • Memory and forgetfulness
  • Controlled attention
  • Time awareness/time management 
  • Organization
  • Planning, prioritizing, and followthrough
  • Self-control and inhibition
  • Handing negative emotions
  • Cognitive flexibility
  • Shifting actions
  • Work production
  • Homework, independent classwork
  • Note-taking, test-taking, study skills
  • Detail orientation and accuracy
  • Processing speed
  • Social skills
  • Reading comprehension
  • Written expression
  • Mathematical problem solving

The guide lists numerous specific strategies—including low and high-tech tools— to help strengthen the following executive function skills:

  • Working memory
  • Inhibition
  • Organization 
  • Time Management
  • Planning
  • Prioritization
  • Sustaining focus and attention
  • Activation and initiation
  • Self-monitoring and metacognition
  • Shifting and flexibility
  • Goal-directed persistence
  • Emotional control

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National Professional Resources (NPR, Inc.) has been a leader in the field of education publishing since 1968. Founded and operated by educators with a deep commitment to the success of all learners, our mission is to provide teachers, administrators, and other school staff with quality tools and resources that will better enable them to help every student achieve success. Our signature product is our quick-reference laminated guides—the original laminated guides for educators. Written by some of the most respected leaders in the field, with over 150 titles available, these professional development guides cover current topics and critical issues in education, including inclusion, co-teaching, autism, learning disabilities, social-emotional learning, positive behavior supports, mental health, differentiated instruction, assessment, English learners, differentiated instruction, and more.

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