My origional, expanded review of this book is on PsychCentral.

A husband/wife team, Marcie and Daniel Yeager, both therapists, wrote this book.

The gist of the book is this. Executive function can be broken up into 3 to 36 different pieces (or probably more). The Yeagers break it into four categories.

  • Working memory
  • The ability to shift focus
  • Inhibition
  • Creating and carrying out the steps necessary to complete a goal

This book would be most helpful for parents of kids with ADHD, Tourette's, and some forms of autism. However, I found it useful for working with my kids, and except for dyslexia, they're pretty much fine.

What makes the book useful is specfici pieces of advice for specific issues.