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BOOKS & WEB LINKS ON ADHD/ADD
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BOOKS ON ADHD
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ADHD--A Teenagers Guide by J.Crist, (1996). Written specifically for teens with ADHD, presents information and practical advice.

 

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Teenagers With ADD: A Parents' Guide... by C. Dendy,  (1995). reference/resource for any parent with an adolescent with ADD. Lots of great lists that can be copied and used at school meetings. Extremely comprehensive.

 

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Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell, M.D./John Ratey M.D.  (1994) Covers general ADHD issues from childhood to adulthood, with lots of practical information and suggestions.

 

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Your Hyperactive Child : A Parent's Guide to Coping...by Barbara Ingersoll, Ph.D. a good handbook providing a wealth of information, a good overview of development and treatment options.

 

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Daredevils and Daydreamers : New Perspectives on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Barbara Ingersoll Ph.D., (1997) Covers every aspect of dealing with ADHD,  diagnosis, environmental triggers, and associated learning and social disorders.  A guide to use in talking to Doctors,Teachers and other family members. This comprehensive work includes information from her other books, yet not a "rewrite."

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Voices from Fatherhood : Fathers, Sons and ADHD by Patrick J. Kilcarr, Patricia O. Quinn (1997) Some good, sound advice on communication technique and behavior modification.  A must read for the frustrated parent. "A wake-up call to remind us once again that as parents of ADHD kids....the greatest amount of change will likely have to occur in US....not in our child."

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Learning Outside the Lines : Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution  by Jonathan Mooney, David Cole (2000) A practical guide to help kids, adolescents and the college student. Material is written for those who've received the label LD or ADHD, but  just as helpful for those who've been labeled "gifted," or any other student who feels frustrated. Appropriate (and approachable) for the discouraged adolescent.

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Adventures in Fast Forward : Life, Love, and Work for the Add Adult by Kathleen G. Nadeau (1996) Practical guide to successful living with ADD.  Clear, concise, insightful. "Not recommend it to someone who is looking for information about whether or not they might have this disorder and/or are looking for an explanation of what it involves". This is more of a nuts and bolts workbook with very practical advice for trying to anticipate the pitfalls of ADD and looking for strategies to avoid falling into them.

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ADHD : Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity... by Paul Wender, M.D. (November 2001)is a pioneer researcher and clinician who was one of the first to identify and treat children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and later to notice the same pattern symptoms in the parents of these children. He has now thoroughly revised and updated his classic handbook on ADHD.

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You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! Straightforward, practical advice for taking control of the symptoms, minimizing the disabilities, and maximizing the advantages of adult ADD/ADHD.

 

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WEB LINKS ON ADHD
C.H.A.D.D. C.H.A.D.D national organization,  provides good information for Adults and Children on medical, scientific, educational  resources
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH ADHD PUBLICATIONS  US Gov research site with resources \books
Americans with Disabilities Act Document Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center and advocacy issues - Title XX laws
ADULT ADD CENTER OF WASHINGTON A local organization providing good information for Adults
ADVANCE CENTER Good resource for girls and women with ADHD
NATIONAL ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER ASSOCIATION A national organization with good resources and links

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