Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Resources available at the Center for Disability Resources Library

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Children's Books
Audiovisual Resources


12 Effective Ways to Help Your ADD/ADHD Child: Drug-Free Alternatives for Attention-Deficit Disorders. Laura J. Stevens. New York: Avery, c2000. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.8 .A8 S844z 2000.
-Helping a child with ADD/ADHD can be a frustrating process that requires an understanding of the various biochemical and nutritional factors involved. This guide offers the information parents need to recognize these factors. Included are dietary suggestions and tips for avoiding allergens.
ADD and the college student: A guide for high school and college students with attention deficit disorder. Edited by Patricia Quinn. 2001.Call number: Disabilities-FAM LC 4713.4 A222 2001.
-Getting into the college of choice, legal rights and accommodations, locating resources on campus, and working with a coach are some of the topics covered in this book.
ADHD: A complete and authoritative guide for parents. Michael I. Reiff with Sherill Tippins. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2004. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.8 .A8 R361a 2004.
The AD/HD Book: Answers to Parents' Most Pressing Questions. Beth Ann Hill, with James A. Van Haren. New York: Avery, c2005. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.8 .A8 H645 2005.
-In Hill's down-to-earth style and give-it-to-you-straight philosophy, you'll find a passionate children's advocate who presents the latest research along with advice from the trenches to help you make the best decisions for your child. Her method will get the whole family involved.
The ADHD Book of Lists. Sandra F. Rief. 2003. Call number: Disabilities- FAM WS 350.6 .A8 R548a 2003.
-Created for teachers (K-12), parents, and school personnel, this important resource contains the most current information on AD/HD. It is filled with strategies found to be the most effective in minimizing the problems and optimizing the success of children and teens with ADHD.
ADHD handbook for families: A guide to communicating with professionals. Paul Weingartner. 1999. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.6 W423a 1999.
-Weingartner, a clinician with ADHD, shares tips on deciding to use medication, working with clinical and education professionals, and developing behavior modification plans.
AD/HD homework challenges transformed! : Creative ways to achieve focus and attention by building on ad/hd traits. Harriet Hope Green. 2012. Call number: Disabilities-FAM LC 4713.2 G74a 2012.
-Green offers specialized methods on how to help children with AD/HD to complete homework assignments.
ADHD : What every parent needs to know. Michael I. Reiff, editor in chief. 2011. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.8.A8 A234 2011.
-This comprehensive guide to ADHD offers parents balanced, reassuring, and authoritative information to help parents understand the condition.
All about attention deficit disorder. Thomas W. Phelan, Ph. D.Glen Ellyn, Ill.: Child Management, 1993. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WS 350.6 .A8 P538a 1993.
-This book provides an overview of attention deficit disorder and includes information for adults with ADD.
Attention deficit disorder/Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Megan Purcell and Petra (Tricia) Ulch. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Affiliated Programs, Center for Developmental Disabilities, School of Medicine, 1996.Call number: Disabilities-PROF WS 350.6 .A8 P985a 1996.
-Brief overview of ADD.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A clinical guide to diagnosis and treatment for health and mental health professionals. Larry B. Silver. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Pub., 2004. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WS 350.6 S587a 2004.
- Describes the diagnosis, associated disorders, etiology, and treatment of ADHD. It also has a chapter on adult ADHD.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: What every parent wants to know. David L. Wodrich.2nd ed.Baltimore, MD : Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., 2000.Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.6 .A8 W839a 2000.
-This book contains practical and useful information for families.
Attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities: Realities, myths, and controversial treatments. Barbara D. Ingersoll and Sam Goldstein. New York: Doubleday, 1993. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.8 .A8 I47a 1993.
-Treatment for ADD and learning disabilities are presented and critiqued in easy-to-comprehend language.
Attention deficit disorder: The unfocused mind in children and adults. Thomas E. Brown. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WS 350.8.A8 B881a 2005.
-Dispels myths and offers clearly written, science-based, practical information about treatments. Dr. Brown sets forth a bold new understanding of ADD/ADHD and offers compelling examples of the daily life challenges it presents for children, adolescents, and adults.
Attention, please! A comprehensive guide for successfully parenting children with attention disorders and hyperactivity, ADHD/ADD.Edna D. Copeland, Valerie L. Love. Atlanta, Ga.: SPI Press, 1991. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.6 .A8 C782a 1991.
-This book emphasizes the total treatment approach and includes information on ADHD/ADD throughout the lifespan.
A Bird's-Eye View of Life with ADD and ADHD: Advice From Young Survivors Second Edition. Chris A. Zeigler Dendy and Alex Zeigler. Cedar Bluff, AL: Cherish the Children, 2007. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.8.A9 D391a 2007.
-This book was written expressly for teenagers and children by twelve teens and a young adult who are living with this challenging condition. These young people offer the best kind of advice – advice based upon first hand experience.
Children with ADD: A shared responsibility. Based on a report of the Council for Exceptional Children's Task Force on Children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Reston, Va.: Council for Exceptional Children, 1992. Call number: Disabilities-PROF LC 4713.2 C536 1992.
-This booklet address the educational needs of children with ADD.
Different Minds: Gifted children with AD/HD, Asperger syndrome, and other learning deficits. Deirdre V. Lovecky. London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004. Call number: Disabilities- FAM WS 350 L8985d 2004.
-Through recognizing, explaining, and exploring the levels and kinds of giftedness, this book provides an insight into the challenges and benefits specific to gifted children with attention difficulties. Essential for all those who live or work with gifted children.
From chaos to calm: Effective parenting for challenging children with ADHD and other behavioral problems. Janet Heininger and Sharon Weiss. New York: Perigee, 2001. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.6 .A8 H468f 2001.
-This book looks at three points of view: the parent's, the therapist's, and the child's to find solutions to behavioral problems.
Genius! Nurturing the spirit of the wild, odd, and oppositional child. George T. Lynn. London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006. Call number: Disabilities- FAM WS 350 L987g 2006.
-An inspiring guide to nurturing the remarkable abilities of attention deficit children diagnosed with conditions like autism, AD/HD, etc. An essential guide for parents and caregivers who want to bring out the best.
The gift of ADHD: how to transform your child's problems into strengths. Lara Honos-Webb. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2005. Call number: Disabilitie-FAM WS 350.6 .A8 H774g 2005.
-This book begins with an overview of ADHD diagnosis. Each subsequent chapter reframes certain ADHD symptoms in a positive way. It also includes exercises to help parents cope with any feelings of failure they may be experiencing.
Hanging by a twig: Understanding and counseling adults with learning disabilities and ADD. Carol Wren. New York: Norton, 2000. Call number: Disabilities-PROF LC 4704 W945h 2000.
-This book contains descriptive case studies with advice for counseling them.
Healing ADD: The breakthrough program that allows you to see and heal the six types of attention deficit disorder. Daniel Amen.New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2001.Call number: Disabilities-PROF WS 350.8 .A8 A511h 2001.
-Amen describes his comprehensive treatment program for the six types of attention deficit disorder.
Help is On the Way: A Child's Book about ADD. Marc A. Nemiroff and Jane Annunziata. Washington, D.C.: Magination Press, c1998. Call number: Disabilities-FAM PR 990 N434h 1998.
-You don't have to do it alone, help is on the way! That's the message of this reassuring book for youngsters with ADD. This book describes how children might experience symptoms of ADD. It tells how they can cope and what help is available.
Help! This kid's driving me crazy! The young child with attention deficit disorder. Lynne Adkins, Janis Cady.Austin, TX: PRO-ED, 1986. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.6 .A8 A236h 1986.
-Brief coping booklet for parents. Provides some tips on interacting with their kids.
Hiperactivo, impulsivo, distraido: Me conoces?Jose J. Bauermeister. New York: Guilford Press, 2002. English title: Hyperactive, Impulsive, Distracted - Do You Know Me?: A Guide to ADHD for Parents, Teachers, and Professionals. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.6 .A8 B344h 2002.
-An ADHD guide for parents. Written in Spanish.
How to own and operate an attention deficit kid: A booklet for parents and teachers. Debra Maxey.Roanoke, VA: HAAD Support Groups, 1993.Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.6 .A8 M463h 1993.
-This booklet is divided into a ten-step process to help parents and teachers of children with ADHD.
How to reach and teach ADD/ADHD children: Practical techniques, strategies, and interventions for helping children with attention problems and hyperactivity. Sandra F. Rief. West Nyack, N.Y.: Center for Applied Research in Education, 1993.Call number: Disabilities-PROF WS 350.8 .A8 R553h 1993.
-Includes behavior management strategies and multi-sensory instruction techniques for teachers to use to maintain attention and increase participation in class.
How to reach and teach ADD/ADHD children: Practical techniques, strategies, and interventions for helping children with attention problems and hyperactivity. Sandra F. Rief. San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass, 2005. Call number: Disabilities-PROF LC 4713.4 R553h 2005.
-Sandra Rief offers myriad real-life case studies, interviews, and student intervention plans for children with ADD/ADHD. The book also contains best teaching practices and countless strategies for enhancing classroom performance for all types of students.
Hyperactivity and attention disorders of childhood. Edited by Seija Sandberg. Cambridge University Press, 2002. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WS 350.8 .A8 H998 2002.
-Each chapter reviews a different topic of ADHD. Topics include historical development, sex differences, developmental perspectives, and biological underpinnings.
Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar, and More!: The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals. Martin L. Kutscher. London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2005. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.8 .A8 K97k 2005.
-Dr. Kutscher provides information on causes, symptoms, interactions with other conditions, and treatments. He presents behavioral strategies for responding to children who display traits of these disorders along with case vignettes and practical tips.
Learning a living: A guide to planning your career and finding a job for people with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and dyslexia. Dale Brown. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2000. Call number: Disabilities-FAM HV 1568.5 B877L 2000.
-This book includes information on career planning, accommodations, legal rights, and job hunting.
Making the system work for your child with ADHD. Peter Jensen. New York: Guilford Press, c2004. Call number: Disabilitites-FAM WS 350.6 .A8 J54m 2004.
- Readers learn how to advocate for their child’s health and educational needs. Dr. Jensen interweaves the combined wisdom of over 80 parents with his own insights as a practitioner and the father of a child with ADHD to help you troubleshoot the system without reinventing the wheel.
Managing attention disorders in children: A guide for practitioners. Sam Goldstein, Michael Goldstein. New York: Wiley, 1990.Call number: Disabilities-PROF WS 350.6 G624m 1990.
-An overview of the treatment of attention disorders geared toward practitioners.
Maybe you know my kid: A parents' guide to identifying, understanding, and helping your child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Mary Fowler. New York, N.Y.: Carol Pub. Group., 1993. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.6 .A8 F787m 1993.
-Self-esteem, advocacy, management approaches, and adolescence and adulthood are some of the chapters in this parent guide.
Meeting the challenge of learning disabilities in adulthood. Arlyn Roffman. Baltimore, MD: P.H. Brookes Pub. Co., 2000.Call number: Disabilities-FAM LC 4818.5 R719m 2000.
-Practical suggestions and tips for daily life activities.
The misunderstood child: A guide for parents of children with learning disabilities. Larry B. Silver. 2nd ed. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: TAB Books, 1992. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 110 S586m 1992.
-This guide helps parents understand their children. Includes information on education and working with teachers.
Organizing solutions for people with attention deficit disorder: Tips and tools to help you take charge of your life and get organized. Susan C. Pinsky. Gloucester, MA: Fair Winds Press, 2006. Call number: Disabilitites-FAM LC 4713.2 P655o 2006.
-Outlines new organizing strategies that will be of value to anyone who wants to improve their organizational, or lack of, skills in their life. The chapters consist of practical organizing solutions for ADD at Work; prioritizing, time management, and organizing documents, ADD at Home; paying bills on time, de-cluttering your house, scheduling and keeping appointments, ADD with Kids; driving them to various activities, grocery shopping and meals, laundry, babysitters, organizing drawers and closets, and ADD and You; organizing time for your social life, gym, and various other hobbies and activities.
A parent's guide to attention deficit disorders. Lisa J. Bain. New York, N.Y.: Dell Publishing, 1991. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.6 .A8 B162p 1991.
-An introduction to ADD is provided, as well as chapters on family therapy, nontraditional therapies, social needs, and educational placement.
Reweaving the autistic tapestry: Autism, Asperger syndrome, and ADHD. Lisa Blakemore-Brown.2002. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WM 203.5 B636r 2002.
-Blakemore-Brown uses the tapestry metaphor to describe the similarities between ADHD and autism spectrum disorders.
Should I medicate my child? Sane solutions for troubled kids-with and without psychiatric drugs. Lawrence H. Diller. New York: Basic Books, 2002. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.6 D578s 2002.
-This book will help parents decide on treatment plans for their kids. Includes a quick guide to psychiatric drugs.
The special education treatment planner. Julie A. Winkelstern. New York: J. Wiley & Sons, 2001. Call number: Disabilities-Transition LC 4031 W774s 2001.
-The special education treatment planner includes treatment plan components for 29 educational disabilities and a step-by-step guide to writing educational treatment plans.

The survival guide for kids with ADD or ADHD. John F. Taylor. Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Pub., c2006. Call number: Disabilites-FAM WS 350.8.A8 T243s 2006.

Teaching teens with ADD and ADHD: A quick reference guide for teachers and Parents. Chris Zeigler Dendy. Woodbine House, 2000. Call number: Disabilities-FAM LC 4713.2 Z46t 2000.
-Tips and strategies for teachers and parents. Focuses on individuals with ADD and ADHD in middle school and high school.
Teenagers with ADD and ADHD: A guide for parents and professionals, 2nd Ed.. Chris A. Zeigler Dendy. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2006. Call number: Disabilitites-FAM WS 350.8.A8 D391t 2006.
-Gives parents insight on everything from understanding the diagnosis to treatment options and from behavioral and academic issues to parental involvement and self-advocacy.
Transitions to postsecondary learning: Self-advocacy handbook for students with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorder. Howard Eaton, Leslie Coull. Eaton Coull Learning Group, Ltd.,1998. Call number: Disabilities-Transition LC 4818.38 E14T 1998.

Understanding girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Kathleen Nadeau, Ellen Littman, and Patricia Quinn. Silver Spring, MD: Advantage Books, 1999. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WS 350.6.A8 N134u.

Children's Books

Eddie enough! Debbie Zimmett. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2001.(Grades K-4) Call number: Disabilities-FAM PR 990 Z76e 2001.
-Third-grader Eddie Minetti is always getting in trouble at school until his AD/HD is diagnosed and treated.
Hip-Hop, the hyperactive hippo. Gladstone, NJ : Tim Peters and Co., 1996. Dr. Wellbook Collection. Call number: Disabilities-FAM PR 990 H667 1996.
-Hip-Hop the hippopotamus is inattentive and hyperactive until the doctor diagnoses him with ADHD.
Sensory Smarts: A book for kids with ADHD or autism spectrum disorders struggling with sensory integration problems. Kathleen A. Chara and Paul J. Chara, Jr. with Christian P. Chiara. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley, 2004. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.6 .A8 C469s 2004.
-Sensitivity scale -- Success reward chart -- Interactive page -- Sensory "diets" -- Calming and alerting activities -- Other fun sensory ideas -- Certificate of achievement.
Shelley the Hyperactive Turtle, 2nd ed. Deborah M. Moss. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2006. Call Number: Disabilties-FAM PR 990 M913s 2006.
-Popular,reassuring story for young children who are going through the diagnostic process or who are having problems behaving at school or making friends because of AD/HD. A favorite among people who all seem to enjoy the antics of this wiggly turtle.
A user guide to the GF/CF diet for autism, Asperger syndrome and AD/HD. Luke Jackson. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2002. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 2035.5 J13u 2002.
-Twelve-year-old Luke Jackson explains what it is like to follow a gluten and casein-free diet. Some family recipes are included.

Audiovisual Resources

ADD (video): Attention deficit disorder in the 21st century.Campbell & Company, 2002. Tape 1: Kids and ADD (55 min.) -- Tape 2: ADD goes to school (45 min.) Call number: Disabilities-AV WS 350.6 .A8 A222 2002.
-Dr. Edward Hallowell, an expert on ADD, explains what he believes is the key to successfully dealing with children with attention deficit disorder.
Jumpin' Johnny get back to work! (video): A child's guide to ADHD/hyperactivity. Michael Gordon. New York: Media Artists, Inc. 1994. Call Number: Disabilities-AV WS 350.6 .A8 G664j 1994.
Legal insights in higher education for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (video). Distance Learning Link. Athens, GA: University of Georgia, 1998. 3 videocassettes (199 min.) Legal insights video series. Call number: Disabilities-Transition KF 4119 .G296 L496 1998.
-Volume 1: Documentation and admissions (60 min.) – Volume 2: Accomodations (59 min.) – Volume 3: Programming and policy (80 min.)
Living and thriving with ADHD (video): A guide for families. American Academy of Pediatrics. Elk Grove Village, Ill.: American Academy of Pediatrics, c2003. Call Number: Disabilities-AV WS 350.8 .A8 A512L 2003.
- This video presents techniques for diagnosing and managing ADHD, and describes how pediatricians, families and schools work together to help affected children. Children with ADHD relate the impact of their condition on their school and home environments, and what improvements can be made. (27 min)
Transitions to high school (video): Video and instructional material for students with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorder. Howard Eaton & Leslie Coull. 2000. Video 43 min., Student guide, discussion guide and self-advocacy handbook. Call number: Disabilities-Transition LC 4019.7 T7728 2000.
-In an unscripted interview format, five high school students with specific learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorder speak about their school and transition experiences.

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