This is a list of references for some of the best books written on the topic of executive functions.

Executive Functions and Brain Training:

Aamodt, Sandra and Sam Wang. Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Loose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life. New York, NY: Bloomsbury USA, 2008.


Barkley, Russell.  Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Third Edition: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment.  New York, NY: Guilford Press, 2005.


Begley, Sharon. Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform OurselvesNew York, NY: Ballentine Books, 2007.


Bragdon, Allen D. and David Gamon  Exercises for the Whole Brain.  New York, NY:  Walker & Company, 2004.


Brown, Thomas.  Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults. New Haven, CN: Yale University Press, 2006


Caine, Renate Nummela, Geoffrey Caine, Carol McClintic, and Karl J. Klimek. Twelve Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action: Developing Executive Functions of the Human Brain. 2nd Rev. ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2009.


Cooper-Kahn, Joyce and Dietzel, Laurie. Late , Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents’ Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning.  Bethesda, MD:Woodbine House, 2008.


Cox, Adam J.  No Mind Left Behind:  Understanding and Fostering Executive Control.  The Eight Essential Brain Skills Every Child Needs to Thrive.  New York, NY:  Penguin Group, 2007.  


Dawson, P., Guare, R. Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (The Guilford Practical Intervention in Schools Series). New York, NY: Guilford Press, 2010.


Dawson, Peg and Richard Guare. Smart But Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential. New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 2009.


Dehn, Milton. Working Memory and Academic Learning: Assessment and Intervention. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2008.


Galinsky, E. Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. Harper Paperbacks, 2010.


Gathercole, Susan E. and Tracy Packiam Alloway. Working Memory & Learning: A Practical Guide for Teachers. Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage Publications Ltd., 2008.


Goldberg, Elkhonon. The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind. New York, NY: The Oxford University Press, 2001.


Goldberg, Elkhonon. The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older. New York, NY: Gotham Books, 2005.


Kaufman, C. Executive Function in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Improving Performance and Enhancing Skills for All Students. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 2010.


Klingberg Torkel. The Overflowing Brain. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2009


Martin, Chuck, Dawson, Peg, and Guare, Richard. Smarts: Are We Hardwired for Success? New York, NY: Amacom, 2007.


McCloskey, George, Perkins, Lisa, and Van Divner, Bob.  Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties. New York, NY: Routledge, 2009


Medina, John. Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. Seattle, WA: Pear Press, 2008.


Meltzer, L. (Ed.) Executive Function in Education: From Theory to Practice. New York, NY: Guilford Press, 2007.


Meltzer, L. Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom. New York, NY: Guilford Press, 2010.


Richard, Gail and Fahy, Jill.  The Source for Development of Executive Functions. East Moline, IL: LinguiSystems, Inc., 2005.