Executive Function Reading List

Attention-Deficit Disorders and Comorbidities in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Thomas Brown, American Psychiatric Press, 2000

This book provides accurate, up-to-date, research-based information on the diverse and complex ways in which ADD impact individuals and their families. It describes how these complexities should be taken into account by all those who assess, treat, educate and care for children, adolescents and adults with ADHD–with and without hyperactivity.

Attention, Memory, and Executive Function

G. Reid Lyon, Norman A Krasnegor, Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co, 1996

“This is the ideal book to read cover to cover, or for a busy parent or an overworked teacher to use as a bedside reference to help their teenager make the best use of his talents. If you want to help your teenager lead the fulfilling life he deserves, buy and use this book.” –Jon Meyerson, LCSW-C.

Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers

Leslie Packer and Sheryl Pruitt, Woodbine House, 2010

This book is an educator’s go-to source for creating a supportive environment to successfully teach children with multiple neurological disorders including Tourette’s Syndrome, OCD, ADHD, LD, Nonverbal Learning Disability, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Executive Dysfunction, Sensory Processing Disorder, Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep (PANDAS), Bipolar Disorder, “Storms” or “Rages”, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Sleep Problems. Parents, school psychologists, and social workers will also find this book essential reading.

Teaching the Tiger A Handbook for Individuals Involved in the Education of Students with Attention Deficit Disorders, Tourette Syndrome or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Marilyn Dornbush, Ph.D. & Sheryl K. Pruitt, M.Ed., Hope Press, 1995

The daily struggle with just being able to organize oneself in order to meet either the classroom environment or the work place takes on heroic proportions. With guidance from clinicians such as Dornbush and Pruitt, the sufferers of these conditions will have the tools and strategies with which to cope with their invisible handicaps.

Tigers, Too: Executive Functions/Speed of Processing/Memory: Impact on Academic, Behavioral, and Social Functioning of Students w/ Attention Deficit … … Disorder-Modifications and Interventio

Marilyn Dornbush and Sheryl Pruitt, Parkaire Press, 2009

This handbook is designed so that teachers, parents, and health care professionals struggling with the everyday frustrations of working with students with ADHD, TS, and/or OCD can create greater success. This reference book contains brief chapters on the definitions of and research pertaining to the disorders and their associated problems. It provides practical suggestions and strategies which enhance academic success.

Tigers, Too Supplement: Checklists

Marilyn Dornbush and Sheryl Pruitt, Parkaire Press, 2009

This supplement provides checklists that were developed to help teachers, parents, and other professionals set goals, identify appropriate intervention strategies, and create an effective educational program for the student who is experiencing difficulties in the classroom and at home.