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Recommended Books

ADHD

The following are recommended books for parents and educators.

Socially ADDept: A Manual for Parents of Children with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities
Socially ADDept: A Manual for Parents of Children with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities
By: Janet Z. Giler

Socially ADDept helps parents teach the hidden rules of communication to children who are having social problems. The manual is in a workbook format and guides parents through each topic through a series of exercises and suggested dialogue. Some of the topics covered are how to handle teasing, use appropriate body language, comprehend jokes and sarcasm, and join groups effectively. Socially ADDept is easy to read and use.

Taking Charge of ADHD
Taking Charge of ADHD
By: Russell A. Barkley

A treasured resource, this book empowers parents by arming them with the knowledge, expert guidance, and confidence they need to ensure that their child with ADHD receives the best care possible. Dr. Barkley explains what the latest research reveals about the nature of ADHD, its causes, and the most effective treatment strategies.

The ADHD Book of Lists: A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders
The ADHD Book of Lists: A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders
By: Sandra F. Rief

This book is filled with the strategies, supports, and interventions that have been found to be the most effective in minimizing the problems and optimizing the success of children and teens with ADHD. In addition, the easy-to-use 8 1/2 x 11 lay-flat format is filled with reproducible checklists, forms, tools, and resources.

The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems Into Strengths
The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems Into Strengths
By: Lara Honos-Webb

The goal of this book is to help readers recast the paradigm they use to think about the condition, encouraging them to help ADHD kids develop their unique gifts. It begins with an overview of current ADHD diagnosis including definitions and a sample of a case study. Each subsequent chapter reframes certain ADHD symptoms in a positive way and reinforces this transformation with awareness exercises designed to increase the appreciation of the child's traits.

The LD Child and ADHD Child:  Ways Parents and Professionals Can Help
The LD Child and ADHD Child: Ways Parents and Professionals Can Help
By: Suzanne H. Stevens

Public libraries will want to purchase this book for their education and parenting collections. It is a brief, upbeat, always realistic look at what learning disabilities are and what problems LD children and parents face at home and at school.
—Library Journal

The Source for ADD/ADHD
The Source for ADD/ADHD
By: Gail J. Richard, Joy L. Russell

This great new resource gathers all of the information on ADD/ADHD and organizes it for you in a succinct, useful format. First, get a quick overview of the myths and realities of ADD/ADHD. Each reality is then addressed in subsequent chapters including: definitions of ADD/ADHD; characteristics and diagnosis; neurology of learning within ADD/ADHD; medical, behavioral, and educational intervention; and the team approach. You'll also get a great reference list of resources, websites, and support groups.

Understanding Girls with ADHD
Understanding Girls with ADHD
By: Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D.

A ground-breaking book on the needs and issues of girls with attentional problems: why they are often undiagnosed, how they are different from boys, and what their special needs are in school, in their social world and at home. Age-related checklists from pre-school to high school help parents and professionals better identify and help girls with ADHD.

Voices From Fatherhood: Fathers Sons & ADHD
Voices From Fatherhood: Fathers Sons & ADHD
By: Patrick J. Kilcarr

Voices from Fatherhood is unique in focusing on fathers' concerns in parenting their ADHD sons. It offers fathers support and encouragement and specific management techniques. In summary, this is a book that everyone — fathers, mothers, educators, and mental health professionals — will find useful in helping to understand the dynamics of modern day father-son relationships.

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