Executive Function Resources

Our publications and executive function resources emphasize the importance of executive function learning strategies for all students, including those with learning differences and ADHD.  ResearchILD produces publications that are full  of research and hands-on executive function strategies to support students with and without learning differences. Check out our offerings below and stay tuned for our next release!

Get to know the SMARTS Curriculum!  Learn about Executive Function and the essentials of executive function strategy instruction.  Learn how to use EF to support students in both special education and general education classes.

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Executive Function Publications

Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom
Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D. (Editor); With chapters by ResearchILD staff: Kalyani Krishnan, Judi Stein, Melissa Feller; Donna Kincaid; Nancy Trautman; Surina Basho; Melissa Orkin and others — Guilford Press, April 2018

This groundbreaking volume, now revised and updated, has given thousands of educators and clinicians a deeper understanding of executive function (EF) processes in typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The book elucidates how PreK–12 students develop such key capacities as goal setting, organization, cognitive flexibility, working memory, and self-monitoring. Leading experts in education, neuroscience, and psychology explore the links between EF and academic performance and present practical applications for assessment and instruction. Exemplary practices for supporting students with EF difficulties in particular content areas—reading, writing, and math—are reviewed.
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MetaCOG: Metacognitive Awareness Assessment System
Developed by ResearchILD


Teachers can use this survey system for a variety of purposes over the course of the year: To understand students’ views of their own effort, use of strategies and academic performance in the classroom. To develop a system for teaching strategies that help students plan, organize, prioritize, shift flexibly, memorize, and check their work. To help teachers understand their students’ perceptions and judgments and to compare their own views with their students’ self-perceptions so that they can reach all their students and teach them to learn how to learn over the course of the school year.

The complete set of MetaCOG Assessment Surveys is available from ResearchILD for $90.00.  To purchase the surveys click on the link above to checkout securely through PayPal. To purchase by phone, check or money order please contact us.

Executive Function in the Classroom

Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D. (Editor); With chapters by ResearchILD staff: Bethany Roditi Ph.D., Judi Stein, Kalyani Krishnan, Joan Steinberg and Laura Sales Pollica — Guilford Press, Spring 2007

Accessible and practical, this book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes—such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking—into the classroom curriculum. Chapters provide effective strategies for optimizing what K–12 students learn by improving how they learn. Noted authority Lynn Meltzer and her research associates present a wealth of easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids. Featuring numerous whole-class ideas and suggestions, the book also shows how to differentiate instruction for students with learning or attention difficulties. Case examples illustrate individualized teaching strategies and classroom accommodations. More than a dozen reproducibles are included; the large-size format facilitates photocopying and day-to-day reference. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

The Power of Peers in the Classroom 
Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D., Editor with Karen Harris – Guilford Press 2015.

Peer support and social relationships have a tremendous influence on development, motivation, and achievement for all students, including struggling learners and those with disabilities. This highly practical book is one of the few resources available to guide classroom teachers and special educators in the application of peer-assisted instructional strategies in grades K-12. Expert contributors describe evidence-based approaches for building students’ skills in reading, writing, math, and other content areas, as well as social competence and executive functioning. Sample lessons and more than a dozen reproducible tools are provided. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. This title is part of the What Works for Special-Needs Learners Series, edited by Karen R. Harris and Steve Graham.

Executive Function Webinars, Podcasts and Videos

ResearchILD hosts webinars and podcasts throughout the year chockful of research and hands-on executive function strategies to support students with and without learning differences. Check out our free offerings below and stay tuned for our next online event!

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From Pimples to Projects: Taking Charge of HOW to Learn

Project Runaway

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Dr. Lynn Meltzer, Director of the Institutes for Learning and Development

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"Getting Started with SMARTS"

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Dr. Lynn Meltzer, Michael Greschler, M.Ed., Wendy Stacy, M.Ed.,  and Shelly Levy, M.Ed. from ResearchILD's SMARTS Executive Function Program team.

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Understanding Executive Function:   It's critical role in evaluating your students' strengths and weaknesses, assessing skills, and teaching strategies

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Michael Greschler, M.Ed. and Kim Davis, M.Ed. from ResearchILD's SMARTS Executive Function Program team.

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Executive Function and Goal Setting:   Helping students develop clear, appropriate and structured goals in and out of school

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Michael Greschler, M.Ed. from ResearchILD's SMARTS Executive Function Program team.

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Executive Function and Organization:  Helping students develop clear, appropriate and structured goals in and out of school

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Michael Greschler, M.Ed. and Shelly Levy, M.Ed. from ResearchILD's SMARTS Executive Function Program team.

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"Executive Function in Elementary School"

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Dr. Lynn Meltzer, Michael Greschler, M.Ed., Wendy Stacy, M.Ed.,  and Shelly Levy, M.Ed. from ResearchILD's SMARTS Executive Function Program team.

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Dr. Lynn Meltzer, Director ofthe Institutes for Learning and Development

CHECK OUT OUR NEW  V-LOG!

 
In this  first V-Log, we look at procrastination and perfectionism.  On the surface they seem to have little in common. The two, however, can be intimately related, especially for students with ADHD or dyslexia.  Learn  more about this topic and access some resources for addressing the issue. 
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Elizabeth Ross, M.S. from ResearchILD's SMARTS Executive Function Program team.

 

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Visit our you-tube channel to see our collection of videos on topics related to executive function, metacognition, dyslexia, and a host of other topics!  If you are looking for something specific and don't find it there, feel free to reach out and we can help you find the resources you need.  

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