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  • An attractive and comprehensive e-book on executive functions in school:

  • Here you can download activity guides for practicing executive function skills from infancy to adolescence:

  • An online training module ofon executive function for caregivers:

  • SMARTS: research based executive function building curriculum:

  • A list of tools to compensate for executive function difficulties:

  • Two comprehensive lists of apps to help with planning and organization that mayu be particularly usefull for older children with executive function difficulties: Apps

  • The list of board games that may help develop executive functions in children: