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Executive Functioning Activities: Exercises and Strategies to Engage Your Child and Help Them Organize Their Thoughts By Melissa Rose, LPC-MHSP, NCC Cover Image

Executive Functioning Activities: Exercises and Strategies to Engage Your Child and Help Them Organize Their Thoughts (Paperback)

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Build executive functioning skills while having a blast—for kids 4 to 12

Strong executive functioning skills are critical to thriving at school, at home, and beyond. Of course, some children need a little assistance when it comes to things like time management or self-control—and that's perfectly okay! This workbook is full of engaging activities, crafts, and games to help kids and parents build those skills together.
  • Executive function basics—Learn how children typically develop executive functioning skills, all while exploring the different facets like task initiation, impulse control, working memory, and organization.
  • Evidence-based strategies—Discover a variety of positive techniques as you work toward helping your child improve behavior, limit frustrations, and build intrinsic motivation.
  • Engaging activities—Foster skills like flexibility and planning through play, with 100+ games and exercises created to target specific areas of executive functioning, including Freeze Dance and Feelings Forecast.

Set your child up for success with this effective executive functioning workbook for kids.
MELISSA ROSE, LPC-MHSP, NCC, is a board-certified, licensed professional counselor who specializes in children and families. She’s passionate about childhood mental health as well as helping mothers and fathers rediscover the joy of parenting. Melissa lives in East Tennessee with her husband and two daughters.
Product Details ISBN: 9781638787471
ISBN-10: 1638787476
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: September 6th, 2022
Pages: 198
Language: English
"This workbook will allow providers to show parents how to develop those important executive functioning skills. Melissa is nothing short of magical when she's working with children and that's what this book is: magic. Any clinician who wants to work with children needs this workbook." —Catherine Hallam, M.A, M.Ed, LPC-MHSP (TN), LPC (AZ), NCC, CCMHC, BC-THM, ACAS, RPT, AutPlay therapist

"Melissa Rose has written a book that any parent, teacher, or counselor can use to build the important executive functioning skills children need to regulate their thoughts, attention, emotions, and physical reactions. These engaging activities will feel like games to children, while helping them hone these skills that research shows is so important to success in school, life, and social relationships." —Jennifer L. Harper, Ph.D.