ADHD, Executive Function, and Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom: Managing the Impact on Learning, Motivation, and Stress

by Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP & Carly Wolf, MA

An Essential Book for Teaching Children with ADHD

ADHD Executive Function & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom


I am thrilled to announce my latest book about teaching children with ADHD: ADHD, Executive Function, & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom: Managing the Impact on Learning, Motivation, and Stress, co-written with my daughter, Carly Wolf, MA, a special education teacher!

Take advantage of the latest brain research and evidence-based best practices to get kids motivated, focused, organized, and performing closer to their potential as you teach children with ADHD.
This book is a collaborative effort between my daughter, Carly – a special education teacher (and terrific person), and me. We have written this book with teachers in mind, though the information we share will provide practical support to anyone working with a child who is struggling in the classroom. In this book, we share the insights, tools, and activities that we have found to impact the education of children who learn differently profoundly.

We hope to get this book to as many teachers as possible. With greater insight, tools, and strategies, we know that teachers can help struggling students thrive!

Included for easy reproduction are resources and worksheets to address issues related to:

  • Improving task initiation, planning, and time-management
  • Strengthen emotional regulation, cognitive flexibility, and frustration tolerance
  • Teach effective communication and collaboration skills
  • Manage stress and anxiety in school and at home
  • Practical, non-distracting movement
  • Create a Growth Mindset temperament and improve perseverance
  • Use goal-setting techniques to improve performance and confidence

If you are interested in purchasing multiple copies for your school or institution at a discount, please contact me at [email protected].

ADHD, Executive Function, and Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom: Managing the Impact on Learning, Motiviation, and Stress

by Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP & Carly Wolf, MA

Parenting children with ADHD, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, can be challenging and complex. But just as a child who struggles with reading can learn to decode words, children with ADHD can learn patience, communication, and solution-seeking skills to become more confident, independent, and capable. This ADHD book for parents is rich with optimism, tips, tools, and action plans. It offers science-based insights and systems for parents to help cultivate these skills.

This book is for you if….

You struggle knowing if you are supporting or enabling your student each time you consider helping. After all – when is it helpful, and when are you creating a crutch? When are you rescuing, and when are you cushioning the impact of their inherent challenges?

This book is for you if….

You wonder how you can get your students to be more cooperative, organized, motivated, and productive! You have tried love; you have tried logic. Perhaps you have tried rewards and punishments.

This book will help if….

You are looking for understanding, direction, tools, strategies, and a sustainable way to help your students grow into the best version of themselves.

PTS Coaching - Reviews
ADHD, Executive Function, and Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom: Managing the Impact on Learning, Motivation, and Stress

Read what professionals in the field have said about Cindy's book...

“Cindy and Carly Goldrich provide real, practical, and powerful insights and tools. This book is invaluable for all classroom teachers.”

- Edward Hallowell, MD, author of Driven to Distraction

“Full of fantastic activities & worksheets that focus on honing essential skills like time management, taking someone else’s perspective, flexible thinking, and developing grit.”

- Janine Halloran, LMHC, author of Coping Skills for Kids Workbook

“Both personally, as a parent, and professionally, as head of our school district's foundation, I have seen how transformative Cindy's work can be! Her tips, tools and strategies for parents and educators consistently prove to help adults understand and support kids with ADHD and related challenges. The outcomes speak for themselves.”

- Allison Billings, Executive Director, Impact on Education

“Stress and anxiety have reached a crisis point in our school and home environments. Tools are no longer optional, they are now a requirement for every teacher. This exceptional team of experts have put these skills into practice both in the classroom and in the field. Join this mother-daughter team in implementing these excellent hands-on tools and techniques that support students in finding the peace in their challenges and empowering them to thrive in all areas of life.”

- Elenn Steinberg, Founder and Executive Director, Every Child Reading

“This book is an invaluable guide for educators as well as an essential resource for parents. For many years, I have seen Cindy work with teachers of students with ADHD from Kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as with our Child Study Team members and parents. Today, parents and teachers alike are often overwhelmed. I have witnessed first-hand the appreciation any adult who cares about any child has for her expertise and guidance. Her work is a breath of fresh air for any adult who cares for any child.”

— Richard Cohen, Assistant Superintendent of Metuchen School District and Principal of Moss School

“Wow! I wish I could put this book in the hands of every teacher. Not only does it make the academic topic of executive function accessible, it translates the best research- backed methods for developing these critical skills into clear, actionable strategies for the classroom. This book is a gift to all educators - and the children they support.”

- Krista Marks, CEO of Woot Tutor and former Vice President of Disney Online

“ADHD, Executive Function and Behavioral Challenge in the Classroom is a much-needed resource. It provides children with the tools needed to help transform common challenges related to ADHD, and is a resource to educators who struggle with how to breakthrough with their students in the classroom. Cindy and Carly Goldrich provide a clear explanation along with useful and straight forward exercises to help set up the child for success."

— Melissa Springstead Cahill, PsyD, MFT,author of ADHD in Teens & Young Adults

“This book is a powerhouse of in-depth and practical information on helping students with executive functioning deficits in the classroom. Its exploration of how to handle each aspect of executive functioning is outstanding. I wish our program had had this resource for our long-term school training programs.”

— Maureen A. Gill, LCSW, ACC

“This well-written and insightful book helps educators and others by providing new strategies and tools to better understand and reach and teach students with neurobehavioral challenges. It empowers and connects teachers with fresh perspectives to better understand and engage students to promote academic successes. The many user-friendly worksheets are practical and fun, and will help students better know and challenge themselves to stretch and master the skills they need. This book will energize and inspire students and teachers. Highly recommended.”

— Gene Carroccia, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist,author of Treating ADHD/ADD in Children and Adolescents

“We have the technology, and we know icebergs are much bigger than they appear on the surface. Cindy Goldrich is an ADHD thought leader because she understands there is more to ADHD and executive functioning challenges than how they appear! She also understands the importance and power of connection and collaboration. Her book and training programs emphasize the importance of connection and collaboration to help teachers and professionals understand the invisible drivers that lead to success in helping those impacted by ADHD!”

— Jeff Copper, PCC, ADHD coach, host of Attention Talk Radio

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