Do you have students who do their assignments, but can’t remember to turn them in? Or maybe they want to get better test scores, but they can’t seem to initiate studying at home. Maybe they don’t even know what good study habits look like?
Chances are good your students are struggling with executive function.
I have a few of these students myself. As a matter of fact, most of my students have some sort of executive function challenge.
That’s why I’ve created and shared this free workbook of executive function resources. This downloadable PDF has detailed teacher instructions and templates for teaching students to make their own homework plans, organize test preparation, and overcome emotional frustrations.
This 10-page workbook includes 3 activities which support planning, time management, and emotional regulation:
- Activity 1 – Homework: Creating A Daily Plan
- Activity 2 – Emotions: Finding Solutions
- Activity 3 – Tests: Planning For Success
In case you missed it, in my recent interview with educational therapist, Pamm Scribner, we discuss executive function in detail, including lots of strategies and tips for supporting these different learners.
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35 Replies to “Free Download: The Strengthening Executive Function Workbook”
Hi! I find your suggestions very apt and exactly just right in dealing with difficult students in school. May I know how and where I can download the workbook and worksheets? Thank you in advance!
Hi Paul – Thanks so much for your feedback! To download the workbook, all you need to do is subscribe using the yellow box above. The first e-mail you’ll receive will include instructions about how to access the free materials, including the EF Workbook. Feel free to contact us about what works or if you have any suggestions.
Could you or have you done a post on how parents can help at home that teachers could share?
Kim — thanks so much for your fabulous idea. What challenges do you face as a parent or teacher in terms of supporting students at home?
I subscribed but still am unable to download the executive function workbook. Please help.
Thanks so much for letting us know. Once you subscribe to the blog, the first e-mail you’ll receive will provide instructions on how to access the free downloads archive. Did the e-mail make it to you? If not, try checking your spam folder.
We’re in the process of updating access to the system, so it’s easier for folks to get what they need.
Your 25 must have tools is so very, very helpful to me. I have been working in schools and will be starting a private practice in the near future. I have spent several hours looking up your resources and writing a list of all the books and tools I want to order. Thank you so much for this wonderful and helpful list.
Dona, your comment just made my day! I’m so glad you found the article helpful. It’s so hard when you’re starting a practice to decide on which programs to invest in. Goodness knows I’ve bought some doozies. Check back in and let us know how things go for you.
I would like to access your workbook please.
I found it-thank you:)
I would love some new ideas for my students
Always nice to come across new things to use with students. Thank you for taking the time and making this great resource available to others.
Thanks so much, Connie. I hope you find it helpful!
I’ve sat in 2 IEP meetings in the last 2 weeks, with parents expressing concern for their child’s executive functioning. This would be such a great tool to help them!!!
Kate — Please do share the tools with parents! Are there specific EF challenges you’re hearing parents mention? I’d love to develop something specific.
This article is a blessing for me. I’ve been browsing a lot of articles on how else can I help my students with disabilities. And came across your blog.I’m a special education teacher. My colleagues in my school will be very happy for this. Thanks a lot Anne Marie for your expertise.
Thank youCorazon for your lovely comment. I hope you and your colleagues find the tools helpful.
I’d like to access your blog/executive skill worksheets but am unable to do so.
What do I need to do in order to access them? I keep entering my email address but alas never receive a confirmation email.
Thanks so much. I’m desperately attempting to assist my extremely bright daughter who is becoming very down and hard on herself because she can’t do what her peers do. She’s becoming depressed as a result. These work sheets could possibly help her immensely.
Thanks so much in advance…
Patty, if you haven’t receiving the confirmation e-mail, try checking your spam folder. Otherwise, some school firewalls will prevent people from downloading materials. You can always try on a personal computer.
I would love to join your blog!
Welcome, Irene! You’ll see the “Join the Bay Tree Community” on the left side bar. Just click, enter your e-mail, and you’re set!
I’d just like to write a few words to congratulate you on the amazing work you have put together on your website. Very informative! From one Educational Therapist to another: WOW! I love your website!
Gaby — I so appreciate you taking the time to comment. That means so much to me. I’m so glad to see an Educational Therapist finding the website helpful.
Thanks for the free download. It is difficult to teach executive function.
i would like to know do you have any idea about EF management in ADHD preschool children?
I think it is essential to make a workbook for them and especially their parents. my phd thesis is on this topic and i will be so glad if you can show me some points.
I am interested in the executive function worksheets for a high school student I work with. I am an occupational therapist and this workbook would be useful for many students I work with. Thanks, J.P.
I have a son who has struggled with ADHD. He has just started Middle school and they say he is very disorganized. My goal is to help him have the tools he needs to succeed. It breaks my heart to see him struggle. I’m looking forward to reading more of your suggestions.
Hi Christine — thanks so much for sharing your experience. The transition to middle school can be tough, especially for kids with ADHD.
Great Ideas, would LOVE to explore new and creative ideas from other teachers/therapists!
its realy helpful to deal with my adhd child
Looks like a great resource for the work I do with kids with executive functioning deficiencies!
I can’t wait to try this with my daughter who is struggling with executive functioning right now.
Our teaching team has been working diligently to meet our student EF needs. We would love the support. Thank you so much.