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Eclectic Homeschool Online Book Lists - ADD/ADHD

This section of our website is devoted to book lists that you can take to your library. The lists are sorted by Category, Subcategory and then Topic.

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  • A.D.D. Book, The: New Understandings, New Approaches to Parenting Your Child
    by William Sears, Lynda Thompson
    ISBN: 0316778737
    "Dr. Bill" Sears, author of The Baby Book, beloved pediatrician, and creator of "attachment" parenting, teams with Lynda Thompson, an expert on attention deficit disorder and a proponent of neurofeedback, to provide parents with a highly positive, helpful guide to understanding and assisting the ADD child. Sears and Thompson carefully describe the ADD child's particular cluster of neurological traits--some positive (creativity, spontaneity, hyperfocus) and some potentially negative (selective attention, distractibility, hyperactivity). They emphasize that all of these traits can, depending upon how they are perceived and shaped, work to a child's advantage or disadvantage.

    The authors provide insight into and an analysis of accurately diagnosing the ADD child, managing problem areas, and helping the child cope at school and at home. A thorough discussion about the use of stimulant drugs (Dr. Bill calls them "focus pills") describes appropriate use and misuse, and stresses that the drugs should be used in combination with other, more holistic therapies. Thompson's expertise in neurofeedback is presented as an effective alternative therapy. At a time when many schools have lengthy "Ritalin lines" in front of the nurse's office every day, Sears and Thompson's book is a welcome relief for parents looking for a wide scope of alternatives. --Ericka Lutz
  • Add Hyperactivity Workbook for Parents, Teachers, and Kids, The
    by Harvey Parker
    ISBN: 0962162906
    This truly practical workbook lays out a clear, step-by-step program through which parents and teachers can control ADD misbehavior. The book describes six proven tools every parent and teacher can use to effectively manage the behavior of ADD children to help children succeed in the classroom and home. Highlights include: three types of ADD and how they differ; effects of medication on behavior; roles of parents, teachers, and psychologists in the child’s treatment; how to effectively use time-outs; and how to explain ADD to children.
  • ADD/ADHD Behavior-Change Resource Kit : Ready-to-Use Strategies & Activities for Helping Children with Attention Deficit Disorder
    by Grad L. Flick
    ISBN: 0876281447
    For teachers, counselors and parents, this comprehensive new resource is filled with up-to-date information and practical strategies to help kids with attention deficits learn to control and change their own behaviors and build the academic, social, and personal skills necessary for success in school and in life. The Kit first explains ADD/ADHD behavior, its biological bases and basic characteristics and describes procedures used for diagnosis and various treatment options. It then details a proven set of training exercises and programs in which teachers, counselors and parents work together to monitor and manage the child's behavior to achieve the desired results.
  • ADD/ADHD Checklist, The
    by Sandra F. Rief
    ISBN: 013762395X
    Describes the characteristics associated with ADD, lists practical steps parents and teachers can take, and suggests special learning activities.
  • ADD/ADHD Checklist, The: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers
    by Sandra F., M.A. Rief
    ISBN: 0470189703
    The bestselling guide, fully revised and updated, offering practical information and tips to help every child with ADHD succeed

    The ADD/ADHD Checklist helps parents and teachers to better understand children and teenagers with attention problems and provide the kind of support and intervention that is crucial to kids' success. Presented in a concise, easy-to-read checklist format, the book is packed with practical advice and information on a wide range of topics, including what we do and don't know about ADHD, probable causes, critical elements for school success, the most commonly prescribed medications, what children with ADHD need at home, effective behavioral strategies, how to help kids stay organized, and advocating for an ADHD child.
  • ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life
    by Judith Kolberg, Kathleen Nadeau
    ISBN: 1583913580
    Book Description
    ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life is a long overdue response to the needs of adults with attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. It deals directly and exclusively with the greatest challenge that adults with AD/HD face: the problem of disorganization. Once considered a disorder of childhood, we now know that AD/HD is a lifespan disorder and taking charge of one's life to achieve quality of life in the wake of this disorder requires organization. The authors, uniquely qualified within their diverse backgrounds as therapist and professional organizer, come together to offer clear organizing habits that are musts for adults with AD/HD.

    The text is based on stories offered by Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, a respected clinician in the field, that describe typical situations of challenges and/or dilemmas of the AD/HD adult. Three main areas of organizing are included: organizing things; organizing papers; and organizing time. Following the stories are sets of solutions, both conventional and innovative, that offer the AD/HD adult options on how to implement the text into his or her own life. Critical to the AD/HD adult is support, and Recommended Levels of Support are included that enable the reader to implement the solution and continue to make it work over time. Each chapter closes with a Chapter Review and this feature shows the level of understanding of the audience by these authors.
  • Adhd Parenting Handbook, The: Practical Advice for Parents from Parents
    by Colleen Alexander-Roberts
    ISBN: 0878338624
    From the Publisher
    Parenting a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be challenging and demanding. But now, with the help of The ADHD Parenting Handbook, your job as a parent will get easier. Here, other parents - who have faced the same problems you are struggling with - tell what really worked for them. With hundreds of creative, inspired ideas, author Colleen Alexander-Roberts gives you practical, concrete suggestions for handling your child with ADHD.
  • ADHD: A Path to Success: A Revolutionary Theory and New Innovation in Drug-Free Therapy
    Ready to Buy? Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering. 22 used & new from $12.15 Have one to sell? Don't have one? We'll set one up for you. ADHD: A Path to Success: A Revolutionary Theory and New Innovation in Drug-Free Therapy by Lawrence Weathers,
    ISBN: 0965951316
    May,2000 treatment follow-up study shows that 92% of families rate treatment as Successful or Very Successful. See "Publisher's Comments" section below for more details.

    Most books on adhd rehash the same worn out theories and treatments. Instead, ADHD: A Path to Success offers a new perspective on ADHD that makes sense with your own personal experience.
    • it is not a deficit, defect or neurological disorder.
    • it is a highly refined, short-term coping skill that backfires.
    • takes it out of the realm of medical mystery and psychobabble.
    • describes a new, no drug, no diet, no nonsense, patented treatment technology.
    You can only help your child when you understand their experience through their eyes. The engaging story of Dr. Weathers personal struggle and conquest of attention deficit disorder is chronicled. He explains your child's experience of attention deficit disorder as they live it, rather than how adults think about it. Once you understand attention deficit disorder from your child's point of view, you have taken an essential step to helping him solve his problem. Instead of just seeing attention deficit disorder as a problem you will learn how it "works" for your child. It makes his life easier on the moment to moment basis, even though it causes problems in the long run. With this new perspective you can look at your child's behavior in a more positive light and react in a more helpful manner. It is easy reading designed for parents as well as professionals. Many case studies and concrete examples of effective strategies are provided.
  • Adult A.D.D.: A Reader Friendly Guide to Identifying, Understanding, and Treating Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
    by Tom Whiteman, Michele Novotni, Randy Petersen (Contributor)
    ISBN: 0891099069

    These are the kinds of comments and criticisms that adults with Attention Deficit Disorder hear again and again. So what's the problem? The truth is, inattentiveness, unfinished projects, inconsistency, impulsivity, and short attention spans are not chosen behaviors designed to drive others crazy. They're common symptoms of a much greater problem-Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), from which as many as 28 million adults may suffer.

    If these behaviors describe you or someone you know, Adult ADD can help. It identifies, explains, and dispels the myths surrounding this disorder. Adult ADD also examines the symptoms of ADD and gives a reasonable method for diagnosis, while emphasizing the importance of being professionally tested. It explores a variety of treatments and provides practical help for overcoming ADD difficulties.

    Written especially for adults who suffer from ADD, this book works with the reader-providing highlighted summaries and true stories to illustrate the information. A valuable resource, Adult ADD also brings a better understanding of adult ADD to professional caregivers and the families, friends, and coworkers of ADD sufferers.

    "ADD is the most over-and under-diagnosed mental issue today. To clarify this dilemma, Dr. Tom Whiteman and Dr. Michele Novotni have combined their insights to produce a work that walks one through the gaps from the identification to the treatment of ADD by presenting specific and timely self-help ideas."-Dr. Richard Fowler, author of Honey, Are You Listening? How Attention Deficit Disorder Could Be Affecting Your Marriage
  • Adult Add: The Complete Handbook: Everything You Need to Know About How to Cope and Live Well With Add/Adhd
    by David, Md. Sudderth, Joseph, Md Kandel
    ISBN: 0761507965
    Impulsivity, hyperactivity, inattention and distractability—words that ring a bell? For the estimated six million Americans suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder, such words interfere with daily life! For another 40 million people, such words alone make them think they have ADD. A disorder that doesn't go away on its own, ADD turns untreated children into frustrated adults. And, adults who have children with ADD, probably have it as well. From the co-authors of Migraines: What Works! and Back Pain: What Works! (both Prima), comes Adult ADD—The Complete Handbook. Although ADD books have appeared on bestseller lists before, this is the first ADD book ever written by neurologists.

    In simple and friendly terms, co-authors David Sudderth and Joseph Kandel offer help to those leading frustrating lives. They provide coping mechanisms, both psychological and an up-to-date guide to the latest technology that people with ADD will benefit from.
  • Attention Deficit Answer Book, The: The Best Medications and Parenting Strategies for Your Child
    by Michael Boyette, Alan, M.D. Wachtel
    ISBN: 0452279410
    Over one million children have been diagnosed with ADHD and Ritalin is the most commonly prescribed drug used to combat the problem. While Dr. Wachtel advocates the use of appropriate medications, including Ritalin, Dexedrine, and anti-depressants, he also believes ADHD is more than a biological problem, affecting a child's self-esteem, social life, and the ability to perform well in school. In this comprehensive book, readers will discover:
    • How to get an accurate diagnosis--other disorders canmimic ADHD
    • How to select a specialist
    • The three classes of medication used and how to determine which one will work best for their child
    • The use of behavior modification
    • What to do when a child is resistant to treatment
    • How to enlist the support of the child's teacher. The Attention Deficit Answer Book expertly guides readers step-by-step through the process of deciding how to best handle their child's particular case.
    • The success of related books such as The Myth of the A.D.D. Child shows there is interest in ADHD and its treatment.
    • The Attention Deficit Answer Book is accessible, written in a question-and-answer format.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities: Reality, Myths, and Controversial Treatments
    by Barbara D. Ingersoll, Sam Goldstein (Contributor)
    ISBN: 0385469314
    From the Publisher
    Two experts on these much-misunderstood, debilitating problems explain how parents can spot telltale symptoms and select the best treatment for their children -- a practical handbook for parents, teachers, and medical professionals alike.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults
    by Lynn Weiss, Kenneth A. Bonnet Ph. D.
    ISBN: 0878339795
    From the Publisher
    The first book to address adult ADD, Dr. Lynn Weiss's bestselling Attention Deficit Disorder In Adults has sold over 125,000 copies since its publication in 1991. This updated volume still contains all the original information--how to tell if you have ADD, ways to master distraction, ADD's impact on the family, and more--plus the newest treatments available.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults Workbook, The
    by Lynn Weiss
    ISBN: 0878338500
    From the Publisher
    The Attention Deficit Disorder Workbook is a combination journal, self-quiz, and organizer--all designed to give a daily, practical, hands-on method of coping with ADD. It takes you step-by-step through the stages of managing ADD, from recognizing symptoms and grieving lost opportunities, to learning new ways of scheduling time, shutting out distractions, and handling complex tasks. There's even a special section on the circumstances (such as continuing your education) that most frustrate adults with ADD.
  • Driven To Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
    by Edward Hallowell
    ISBN: 0684801280
    This clear and valuable book dispels a variety of myths about attention deficit disorder (ADD). Since both authors have ADD themselves, and both are successful medical professionals, perhaps there's no surprise that the two myths they attack most persistently are: (a) that ADD is an issue only for children; and (b) that ADD corresponds simply to limited intelligence or limited self-discipline. "The word disorder puts the syndrome entirely in the domain of pathology, where it should not entirely be. Although ADD can generate a host of problems, there are also advantages to having it, advantages that this book will stress, such as high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm, and they are completely overlooked by the 'disorder' model." The authors go on to cite Mozart and Einstein as examples of probable ADD sufferers. (The problem as they see it is not so much attention deficit but attention inconsistency: "Most of us with ADD can in fact hyperfocus at times.") Although they warn against overdiagnosis, they also do a convincing job of answering the criticism that "everybody, and therefore nobody" has ADD. Using numerous case studies and a discussion of the way ADD intersects with other conditions (e.g., depression, substance abuse, and obsessive-compulsive disorder), they paint a concrete picture of the syndrome's realities. Especially helpful are the lists of tips for dealing with ADD in a child, a partner, or a family member. --Richard Farr
  • Heads Up Helping: Teaching Tips and Techniques for Working With Add, Adhd, and Other Children With Challenges
    by Melinda Boring
    ISBN: 1553693329
    Heads Up Helping is the story of a mother's journey as she observes her son's special learning challenges and responds with love and dedication. Drawing on her years of experience as a speech pathologist, Melinda begins her pursuit of educational methods and materials that will help her son achieve the potential she is convinced exists. With fierce determination, Melinda sought information to help her son Joshua both accept himself and find areas in which he could excel despite his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), social difficulties, and sensory issues.

    Over time, and with much experimentation, Melinda recognized which strategies, materials, and instructional approaches were most effective for her son and other children. By becoming an astute observer and student herself, she gradually distinguished those techniques that worked most frequently out of the multitude of ideas she tried and those successes are shared in depth throughout her book.

    Melinda offers practical strategies from both her personal and professional experience in helping children with auditory and visual distractibility, sensory issues, fidgeting and hyperactivity, daydreaming, and social communication difficulties. She offers teaching tips and information on how to effectively reach students in ways that are compatible with brain-based teaching techniques. The suggestions for modifying curriculum and adapting the learning environment are easily implemented and applied.
  • Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD
    by Daniel G. Amen
    ISBN: 0425183270
    Hard, visual data make a compelling case for the existence of attention deficit disorder (ADD) in this pioneering work by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Using a nuclear medicine technique called "single photon emission computed tomography" (SPECT)--a controversial step, according to some of his peers--Dr. Amen scans patients' brains to identify various abnormalities. From more than 8,000 such studies and more than 12,000 patient evaluations, Dr. Amen concludes that six--not the formerly presumed two--different types of ADD exist. This book encompasses the full spectrum of Dr. Amen's work: from symptom identification to clinical evaluation, to diet and medication recommendations, to everyday strategies for living with ADD (whether the reader is a parent of an ADD child, or has been diagnosed with the disease.)

    No stranger to the skepticism surrounding this topic, Dr. Amen begins with a list of dead-on myths (including "ADD is overdiagnosed") and surprising facts ("Many people with ADD are never hyperactive"). From this intriguing beginning flows a highly readable chapter on the signs and manifestations of ADD in all ages. Dr. Amen's full description of SPECT imaging includes multiple brain scan photos that nicely support his theories. But the most satisfying element of this well-researched presentation occurs in the final half of the book; here, Amen thoroughly explores the biological (diet, exercise, medication), psychological (from personal coaching to psychotherapy), and social support (parenting and school strategies) needed to heal each type of ADD. This book will prove a valuable tool for parents, adult sufferers, and medical professionals seeking practical support for managing this increasingly recognized condition. --Liane Thomas
  • How to Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and on to Learning
    by Carol Barnier
    ISBN: 1883002702
    Carol Barnier knew that her son--more likely to be sitting on the table (or the refrigerator) than in his chair--was worthy of high expectations. She also knew that he could easily miss achieving them if she didn't find the right key to unlock his capacity to learn. Carol found volumes of information on how to recognize the challenges in ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) children, how to manage them, how to discipline them, and how to accept them, but no one told her how to teach her son math tomorrow. In her search for solutions, she developed techniques that are not only fun for all children, but highly successful with any child who struggles with focus.
    * Creative reproducible activity aids that you'll want to use right away
    * A phonics program where every lesson is a quick game kids will love
    * Instuctional games, manipulatives, and motions that will help you work with, no against, your child's learning style
    * math strategies that make even a workbook fun
    * many more effective, fun solutions to the daily dilemma, "How do I teach my child tomorrow?"
  • How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children : Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions for Helping Children with Attention Problems and Hyperactivity
    by Sandra F. Rief
    ISBN: 0876284136
    A comprehensive resource that addresses the "whole child, " as well as the team approach to meeting the needs of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Includes management techniques that promote on-task behavior and language arts, whole language, and multi-sensory instruction strategies that maintain student attention and keep students involved.
  • Ld Child and Adhd Child, The: Ways Parents and Professionals Can Help
    by Suzanne H. Stevens
    ISBN: 0895871424
    Good chapter on homeschooling in this book.
  • Living With Add: A Workbook for Adults With Attention Deficit Disorder
    by M. Susan Roberts, Gerard J. Jansen (Contributor)
    ISBN: 1572240636
    An estimated 3 to 10 million adults in the U.S. struggle with the symptoms of ADD. This interactive workbook enables readers to identify the personal problems caused by the condition and develop skills for coping with them. Readers learn how to assess themselves and work through exercises structured to help them deal with self-esteem issues, change distorted thought patterns, manage stress, and develop a structured approach to starting and finishing tasks. Final chapters offer specific suggestions for handling common problems at work and school, dealing with intimate relationships, and finding support.
  • Power Parenting for Children With Add/Adhd : A Practical Parent's Guide for Managing Difficult Behaviors
    by Grad L. Flick
    ISBN: 0876288778
    As a professional working with all types of children on a daily basis, you know what a positive influence parents can have on a child's success in school and beyond. You also know how essential parental involvement is for children with attention deficit disorders, especially when the child's difficult behaviors controlsituations with his or her peers, siblings, and adults. Now you can give parents guidance and hope in dealing with their children through Power Parenting for Children with ADD/ADHD: A Practical Parent's Guide for Managing Difficult Behaviors. Written in clear, nontechnical language, this much-needed guide provides practical, real-life techniques and activities to help parents.
  • Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents
    by Russell A. Barkley
    ISBN: 0898620996
    A treasured parent resource since its publication, Taking Charge of ADHD has now been revised and updated to incorporate the most current information on ADHD and its treatment. From internationally renowned ADHD expert Russell A. Barkley, the book empowers parents by arming them with the up-to-date knowledge, expert guidance, and confidence they need to ensure that their child receives the best care possible. Features of the revised edition include: *A step-by-step plan for behavior management that has helped thousands of children with ADHD
    • Hard data that clear up current controversies about increased diagnosis and stimulant use
    • New strategies that give children greater chances of success at school and in social situations
    • Advances in genetic and neurological research that enhance our understanding of what causes ADHD
    • Practical advice for parents on managing stress and keeping peace in the family
    • Updated descriptions of books, organizations, and Internet resources that families can trust school and in social situations
    • Advances in genetic and neurological research that enhance our understanding of what causes ADHD
    • Practical advice for parents on managing stress and keeping peace in the family
    • Updated descriptions of books, organizations, and Internet resources that families can trust
  • Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach
    by Howard Glasser, Jennifer Easley
    ISBN: 0967050707
    Transforming the Difficult Child brings to life a new way of shifting intense children to a solid life of success. The Nurtured Heart Approach puts a refreshing spin on both parenting and teaching and reveals new techniques and strategies that create thoroughly positive behaviors.
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