Executive Function Consultation, Education and Skills (EXCEL) Clinic Resources

Apps for Problem-Solving

In this game you must serve customers quickly and efficiently. Game includes problem solving, strategy and flexibility. Throughout the game several goals are given in different scenarios. You must achieve the goal in order to move to the next level. Available for Apple and Android.

A training program that tracks performance and analyzes improvement. Includes writing, listening, speaking, reading and math to help children with their problem solving skills. Available for Apple and Android.

Use to improve on brain functioning such as memory, concentration, problem solving, thinking speed, language, and visual spatial ability. Available for Apple and Android.

And app that helps improve children's problem solving skills. Children create train tracks the right way to get the train from the starting point to the ending point. Available for Apple and Android.

Children practice problem solving skills to get the water to the shower by using strategy and digging tunnels in the proper direction. Available for Apple and Android.


Apps for Organization

Use this iPhone app to organize schedules, homework and other assignments; put in upcoming assignments and check off once completed; and add instructors and their contact info. For students in 4th to 8th grade.

Use this app for scheduling and organizing. Includes calendar, homework and classroom profiles. Teachers can use app to record class information, build schedules, list assignments, and put due dates and class times on a calendar. Can link to teacher app where teachers post assignments and due dates. Available for Apple and Android.


Apps for Speech to Text

This voice recognition software turns talks and speeches into text. It's five times faster than a keyboard. Use this iPhone app to send notes and status updates on social networks.


Apps for Studying

This Apple and Android app helps you create, organize, manage flash cards and use cards others have created.


Apps for Task Management

Use this app to quickly note down and "beat" all your everyday tasks. Players can repeat tasks and gain loot and go up levels based on tasks completed. Available for Apple and Android.

Helps with memory and productivity. Can take notes and pictures, create to-do lists, scan business cards, and record voice reminders. Can organize everything by tags so searching for saved information is easier. For ages 13+. Available for Apple and Android.

A to-do list for Apple and Android. Can set frequency of reminders, add different lists, add locations, add people to whom to send the lists.

This Apple and Android app includes a daily tasks organizer; month overview of tasks, charts and graphs of task stats; and an export function. For high school and college students.

Use this app to make group lists, send reminders to those in the group, and delegate tasks to members. The app shows when a tasks has been completed by a member. Parents can remind kids about a task. Available for Apple and Android.


Apps for Sustained Attention

This iPhone app shows two pictures that look similar but have various differences. Players must find the differences between the two. It provides 50 different levels and 10 differences in each level that help children sustain attention and limit distractions.


For Patients


Websites

Provides resources to families struggling with mental health and learning disorders, and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.

Find information about executive function and self-regulation skills from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.

Uses video games and other digital technologies to improve focus, flexibility, organization, planning, self-awareness, self-control, time management, and working memory in children with learning difficulties and related diagnoses.

Part of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, Understood offers information about learning and attention issues, school and learning and many other helpful topics related to learning difficulties.


Books

Learn about executive function (EF) and how EF skills contribute to success in school, at home and in work environments; and find instructions, templates, and how-to scenarios.

Emphasizes the need for helping children manage demands in the short run and build independent skills for long-term self-management. Includes information about executive functions and offers specific intervention strategies for children of different ages, varying needs and profiles.

This book leads readers through explanations and exercises that will improve daily living skills, including time, space and memory, and advances to topics such as project management, decision-making and negotiating obstacles.

This book demonstrates the ways kids use executive functions in school, at home and in their other activities and shows how these skills can be improved through sustained effort. It also provides teens with tools and tips for improving executive functions.