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Executive Functions Training Elementary

Carolyn P. Snyder

Constance Lund Rozendaal 

Ages: 6-11   Grades: 1-6
Focus on executive function skills in the early elementary years and help students reach their potential.  These fun, functional activities teach students to plan, execute, complete, and monitor tasks.​



  • Improve planning and organization skills

  • Improve the ability to effectively carryout plans to complete tasks

  • Use self-evaluation strategies to monitor progress 

Children with adaptive and self-regulatory behavioral deficits may have impairments in executive functions.  Executive Functions Training Elementary develops cognitive abilities and behavior control with classroom-related activities for varying ability levels.  The activities are organized into five skill areas:

Working Memory: chunking and rehearsing, linking and associations, acronyms and silly sentences, paraphrasing, and visualizingTime Management: estimating time, planning for homework and long-term assignments, studying for tests Planning & Organization: brainstorming, organizing notes and information, reading with a purpose, writing efficiently Flexible Thinking: reorder sentence, rewrite sentences and paragraphs, homographs, intonation and stress Self-Monitoring: checking for mistakes, editing written work, identifying key words in directions, combining information
Skills for Behavior–Doing: strategies for inhibition, emotional control, attention, and initiation

Much more than activities, this resource gives clinicians tools to measure and establish executive function skills.  Each skill area contains:

  • detailed teaching instructions

  • activities organized into sub-skills

  • exercises for varying ability levels

  • goals

  • teaching strategies

  • a section review with guidelines for skill mastery

  • extension activities

  • parent strategies

  • teacher strategies

Copy the student activity pages or print them from the FREE CD.  The book has extra helps to engage students, professionals, and parents in the establishment of the new skills:

  • Student Rating Scale

  • Parent/Teacher Rating Scale

  • Student Questionnaire

  • Teacher Questionnaire

  • Parent Questionnaire

  • profile of strengths and weaknesses for each skill area

  • activity logs

  • visual organizers

  • schedule planners​

Copyright © 2011​

198-page book plus a CD of the reproducible pages, Rating Scales, Questionnaires, answer key

No-Glamour® Memory–Second Edition 

Constance Lund Rozendaal

Carolyn P. Snyder

Ages: 8-Adult


No-Glamour Memory, Second Edition provides strategies to help people of all ages strengthen memory skills to boost performance and efficiency at home, at work, and in the classroom. This revised edition brings an important focus on working memory with many new activities and strategies. Exercises are divided into Verbal and Visual sections. Included are both Beginner and Advanced levels, loaded with new strategies, such as Creating Memory Books and Using Mnemonics, to improve memory in everyday life. Games have been added, as has a Suggestions section for Teachers and Parents.

New in this Edition:

  • A comprehensive overview of the memory process, memory development and memory and learning

  • Beginner and advanced exercises that address verbal and visual memory

  • Helpful suggestions for adults, parents and teachers

  • A chapter on informal and formal memory assessment measures and expanded pretests and posttests

  • Teacher, parent and student surveys to gather pertinent information about the individual who has memory challenges

Copyright © 2018


242 pages • 8.5 x 11, softcover

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