Book Recommendations

For understanding Executive Function Disorder and ADHD

Focus and Thrive: Executive Functioning Strategies for Teens

Laurie Chaikind McNulty LCSW-C

Targeting teenagers from 13 to 17 who struggle with executive function, Focus and Thrive is designed to help students grow their executive function skill set. Laurie Chaikind McNulty goes into the importance of daily routines, making plans, and managing time as key for staying focused. She offers life hacks for practical problems and strategies for a variety of situations teenagers with executive function disorder may have trouble with.

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Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

James Clear

James Clear outlines a framework for changing habits and creating new routines. The strategies are practical advice for modifying simple behaviors. He draws on concepts rooted in sciences like biology, psychology, and neuroscience, but simplified for ordinary readers. For people struggling with executive function, forming routines can help, and this book is designed to help form new habits, create a positive environment for change, and guide those who struggle with motivation.

The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens

Sharon A. Hansen

A professionally licensed school counselor, Sharon Hansen provides an evidence-based, practical workbook for teens who struggle with executive function skills. There is a chapter dedicated to each of ten areas of executive function disorder, and is designed to assist teenagers improve these skills. It's also a great resource for teachers and parents struggling to help their teenagers.