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This presentation offers specific, practical motivational strategies to address the most common executive function difficulties, based on a concept called Educational Therapy. Educational Therapy (ET) is not tutoring, but instead is a holistic, brain-based approach that encompasses the whole child, addressing emotional, social and educational concerns.

Online Resources

These online resources may be helfpul for students, parents, guardians and educators.

Handwriting Without Tears program

CHADD (Children and Adolescents with AD/HD)

The Critical Thinking Company

National Attention Deficit Disorder Organization

Dr. William Benninger’s Online Educational Forums

ADDitude Magazine, Living Well with ADHD

LinguiSystems, inc. Games, workbooks, Resources for language and social development

Summer Bridge Activity Books – available at Barnes and Noble, or from


These books are helpful resources.


The ADD/ADHD Checklist, Sandra Rief, MA

The ADD Hyperactivity Handbook for Schools, Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D.

Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities, Barbara D. Ingersoll, Ph D.

Asperger Syndrome, Tony Attwood

Better IEPs, Barbara D. Bateman

Childhood Speech, Language & Listening Problems, Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi

Children with Asthma, Thomas F. Plaut, MD

Children with Visual Impairments: A Parents’ Guide, edited by M. Cay Holbrook, Ph.D.

Educational Care, Dr. Mel Levine

The Explosive Child, Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide, Pam & Pete Wright

Helping the Child Who Doesn’t Fit In, Stephen Nowicki Jr., Ph.D.

In Their Own Way, Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

A Mind at a Time, Mel Levine, MD

Negotiating the Special Education Maze, Winifred Anderson

1-2-3 Magic, Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D.

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA

Overcoming Underachieving, Ruth Peters, Ph.D.

The Owner’s Manual for the Brain, Pierce J. Howard, Ph.D.

Preparing Instructional Objectives, Robert F. Mager

Raising Your Spirited Child, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Redirecting Children’s Behavior, Kathryn J. Kvols

Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World, Jeffrey Freed, MAT

Teaching Children, Diane Lopez

Teenagers with ADD: A Parents’ Guide, Chris A. Ziegler Dendy, MS

The Way They Learn, Cynthia Ulrich Tobias

When the Brain Can’t Hear, Teri James Bellis, Ph.D.

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, Peter W.D. Wright & Pamela Darr Wright

You Can’t Make Me [But I Can Be Persuaded], Cynthia Ulrich Tobias

Your Hyperactive Child, Barbara Ingersoll, Ph.D.