Reading and Resources

At Connections in Mind we are passionate about raising awareness of executive functions. Below are reading resources we have hand picked for those interested in furthering their knowledge of executive functions or using executive function based resources in their work with people with executive function challenges.

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Recommended Books

Smart but scattered teens

Smart but Scattered Teens: The “Executive Skills” Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential  by Richard Guare, Peg Dawson and Colin Guare Published by Guilford Press

 

Smart but Scattered

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare Published by Guilford Press

 

Smart but scattered guide to success

Smart but Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain’s Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, & Get Organized at Work & at Home by P. Dawson & R. Guare Published by Guilford Press

 

Smart but Scattered–and Stalled: 10 Steps to Help Young Adults Use Their Executive Skills to Successfully Leave the Nest by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare Published by Guilford Press

 

Coaching Students

The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools: Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits by Richard Guare, Peg Dawson and Colin Guare Published by Guilford Press

 

Mindset

Mindset – Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential by Dr Carol S. Dweck. Dr Dweck has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset.

 

The Incredible Teenage Brain: Everything You Need to Know to Unlock Your Teen’s Potential by Bettina Hohnen, Jane Gilmour & Tara Murph with foreward by Sarah Jayne Blakemore

 

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Proven Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Dr. T Payne Bryson & Dr. D Siegel. How a child’s brain is wired and how it matures

 

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Games and Toys

There are a lots of fun ways we can promote executive functions in both children and adults. Here are a few games and activities that we recommend: