Resource on ADD & ADHD

"Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults" by Thomas E.Brown PhD

Myths about Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) abound. This disorder frequently goes unrecognised, and even when diagnosed may be inadequately treated. In this up-to-date and clearly written book, a leading expert offers a new way of understanding ADD. Drawing on recent findings in neuroscience and a rich variety of case histories from his own clinical practice, Dr. Thomas E. Brown describes what ADD syndrome is, how it can be recognised at different ages and how it can best be treated. This is the first book to address the perplexing question about ADD - how can individuals, some very bright, be chronically unable to 'pay attention', yet be able to focus very well on specific tasks that strongly interest them? Dr. Brown disputes the 'willpower' explanation and explains how inherited malfunctions of the brain's management system prevent some people from being able to deal adequately with challenging tasks of childhood, adolescence and adulthood. His book is an authoritative and practical guide for physicians and psychologists, parents and teachers, and the 7 to 9 percent of persons who suffer from ADD/ADHD.


"Understanding ADHD: Parent's Guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children" by Christopher Green

Fully revised to take account of the latest developments in the treatment and diagnosis of ADHD, this text covers topics such as: the causes; how to help improve behaviour at home and at school; making the diagnosis; medication and alternative therapies; and boosting self esteem.


"ADD and the College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder" by Patricia Quinn

Armed with the wisdom of both specialists and those who have "been there" themselves, readers with ADD can approach the prospect of college with confidence. This concise handbook is packed with practical information and advice to help students navigate the smoothest possible transition to college life. Substantially expanded and revised, with chapters written by physicians, psychologists, and educators who are specialists in ADD, ADD and the College Student provides a wealth of information, including: Getting into the college of your choice; Locating and making full use of resources on campus; Personal commentaries from college students with ADD; Securing learning accommodations that highlight your abilities; Your legal rights as a student with ADD; Working with an ADD coach; Life-style habits for your success.


"Adult ADD, the Complete Handbook: Everything You Need to Know About How to Cope and Live Well with ADD/ADHD" by David B. Sudderth, Joseph Kandel, Georgia Hughes

Adult attention deficit disorder may be the most mis-diagnosed and undiagnosed condition of the 1990s, a nd our fast-paced society often makes matters worse. This ha ndbook explains the condition and its treatment. It includes a self-diagnosis quiz.


"The ADHD Parenting Handbook: Practical Advice for Parents from Parents" by Colleen Alexander Roberts

This well-written book provides guidelines, suggestions, and advice to help parents interact with their children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Although opening chapters define the ADHD symptoms and resources for the parent, the major focus is on preventing (or managing) misbehavior, working with teachers, and providing a stable and nurturing family atmosphere for the family of the ADHD child-both parents and siblings. Many of the recommendations and tips come from other parents as well as pediatricians, counselors, and teachers. Alexander-Roberts wisely stresses that every ADHD child reacts differently and that many techniques may be needed to parent the child. An appendix lists further reading and helpful support organizations.


"Everything a Child Needs to Know About ADHD: For Children Aged 6-12 Years" by Chinnaiah R Yemula

This book is written as an interesting story with colourful illustrations, for young children aged 6 to 12 years, to improve their understanding of such a complex condition.


"The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated Chronically Inflexible Children" by Ross W. Greene

An experienced therapist offers groundbreaking--and compassionate--techniques for helping "chronically inflexible" children, who suffer from excessively immoderate tempers, showing how brain-based deficits contribute to these problems and offering positive and constructive ways to calm things down. Original. 40,000 first printing.


"1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12" by Thomas Phelan

The award-winning, best selling '1-2-3 Magic' book provides practical and easy-to-learn parenting techniques that WORK for children ages 2-12. You won't need to study child psychology to understand the three simple steps in the program and get results quickly! Step 1: Control Obnoxious Behaviour. Learn a simple technique to get your kids to STOP doing what you don't want them to do (whining, arguing, tantrums, sibling rivalry, etc.); Step 2: Encourage Good Behaviour. Learn several effective methods to get your kids to START doing what you do want them to do (cleaning rooms, going to bed, homework, etc.); Step 3: Strengthen Relationships. Learn four powerful techniques that reinforce your bond with your children. You will also learn how to manage the Six Kinds of Testing and Manipulation, how to handle misbehaviour in public and how to avoid the Talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit Syndrome.


"Seven Steps to Homework Success: A Family Guide for Solving Common Homework Problems" by Sydney Zentall

This book was written for every parent who has every experienced a homework problem with their child! Based on the research and clinical experience of two well-known authors, this practical book will help parents solve many of the most common homework problems experienced by children in elementary and secondary school. Parents can teach their children 7 steps to achieving homework success and learn to do homework independently and successfully.


"The Boy and a Bear: The Children's Relaxation Book" by Lori Lite

Written for children, this book tells the story of a young boy who encounters a polar bear while they are both climbing a snow covered mountain. The boy and bear become friends and learn an important lesson. Young readers will enjoy the story and benefit from learning calming techniques to reduce stress, prepare for sleep, and improve self-confidence.