The Executive Functioning Games features Dr. Warren's 4 EF card Games: In or Out, No Match Penguins, Focus and Memory Master. All these games are fun and engaging for everyone, but they can also serve as cognitive remedial exercises that strengthen executive functioning skills: working memory, management of distractions, attention to detail, stamina, response inhibition, as well as sustaining attention and mental shifting.
The research suggests we are not born with executive functioning skills, however, we have the potential to develop these abilities. Just like going to the gym can strengthen the body, these card games exercise cognition. According to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, “When children have opportunities to develop executive function and self-regulation skills, individuals and society experience lifelong benefits. These skills are crucial for learning and development. They also enable positive behavior and allow us to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families.”
This 73 page digital download offers a large selection of planner formats and documents that can be tailored by learning specialists, therapists and parents to create the ultimate, individualized planner/agenda that suits the needs of any learners. This publication helps students to:
- structure time and juggle responsibilities
- remember important materials and appointments
- track grades
- establish goals
- establish a weekday and weekend routine
- collect the needed contacts
- plan for upcoming events and assignments
- improve communication between parents and teachers
Because the pages were created in PowerPoint, purchasers can easily create a second copy of the publication and then quickly alter the dates, wording, design, colors, font, and images. The publication offers both color and black and white options.
These multisensory PowerPoint Presentations offer instructions on how to develop visualization skills. They also provide students the opportunity to practice their visualization abilities with each skill set and to then use all 10 skills in unison. Application to other learning environments is also addressed.
Working Memory, Hemisphere Integration and Attention Building Activities for Optimal Learning is a 53-page PDF - digital download that offers fun, innovative and multisensory game-like activities that teaches students to be mindfully present and engage both hemispheres of their brain. In addition, this methodology also develops attentional skills, mental flexibility and memory. These "brain games" can be used for individual cognitive remediation, learning centers, or warm-ups to get the brain fully integrated and activated. This workbook is appropriate for ages 8 - adulthood.
This digital download offers instruction, workshop materials, handouts as well as the Eclectic Learning Profile, a reproducible inventory that helps teachers better understand the diverse learning needs of their students. The Eclectic Teaching Approach integrates the theories of cognitive styles, information processing, multiple intelligences, and multisensory learning to uncover the 12 diverse ways of processing and encoding information. All of these learning modalities lay on a continuum, and individuals have preferred ways of learning based on cognitive strengths as well as exposure to each methodology. By embracing this theory of learning, teachers, therapists, parents and even employers can be more mindful of and empowering in instruction and work expectations. Then, by evaluating preferences with the Eclectic Learning Profile, they can tailor instruction and assignments for optimal results.
Planning, Time Management and Organization for Success offers 115 pages of printable handouts, graphic organizers, checklists, agendas and more as a PDF document. It is my largest publication, and it offers quick, simple, and structured approaches to mastering executive functioning skills for students. Areas of focus include writing, reading, memory strategies, test prep, planning for long term assignments, behavior modification materials, calendars, developing active learning and more. Materials range from elementary through high school and college level. Download the free preview to see a listing of all the resources.
For reading specialists, educational therapists, teachers, homeschoolers, and parents.
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Working Memory, Hemisphere Integration, Sequencing, and Attention Building Activities for Optimal Learning - Beginners is a 51-page PDF - digital download that offers fun, innovative and multisensory game-like activities that teach students how to be mindfully present and engage both hemispheres of their brain. This methodology also develops attentional skills, mental flexibility and memory. These "brain games" can be used for individual cognitive remediation, learning centers, or warm-ups to get the brain fully integrated and activated. This workbook is appropriate for ages
This 132 page, PDF digital download offers the history and research behind visualization as well as methods and activities that teach learners how to develop and maximize their visualization capacity. This is a comprehensive publication that provides evaluations, over twenty game-like activities that can be played individually or in groups, and instruction ideas and materials in the areas of vocabulary development, listening, reading, writing, math, social studies and science.