Recommended Reading

Parents, Students and Educators

Bridge To Success recommends that you read as much as you can about AD/HD.  Research studies are providing us with some very interesting facts about AD/HD, and you need to keep informed as years of research unfold and become available.  I encourage you to read research-based materials, and to stay away from those 10-second media clips that do not paint an accurate picture of AD/HD.  There are many good resources below that will give you more to think about than “what’s wrong with this picture”.

As an AD/HD Coach and adult with AD/HD, I do not subscribe to concepts that do not take the time to educate a child or adult about how their AD/HD affects their life as a whole.  This is a very complex disorder, and many books provide excellent ideas to help at home and at school.  Please remember that these ideas cannot be successful if the individual with AD/HD does not correctly understand how he or she processes information.  To understand themselves, they must monitor their behaviors and then design a more effective way to manage their findings.

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Books for Adult and Parent Resources

  • Why Gender Matters. Leonard Sax, M.D.
  • ADD & Adults: Strategies For Success, CH.A.D.D. (see website other side)
  • Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD, A practical, Easy-To-Use Guide. Ari Tuck-man
  • Understanding Girls with AD/HD. K. Nadeau, E. Littman, & P. Quinn
  • Understanding Women with AD/HD. K. Nadeau & P. Quinn
  • Driven To Distraction. E. Hallowell, M.D. and J. Ratey, M.D.
  • Answers to Driven To Distraction. E. Hallowell, M.D. and J. Ratey, M.D.
  • Delivered from Distraction. E. Hallowell, M.D. and J. Ratey, M.D.
  • Shadow Syndromes. John J. Ratey, M.D. and C. Johnson, Ph.D.
  • The Disorganized Mind. Nancy Ratey
  • Gender Issues and ADHD. K. Nadeau & P. Quinn
  • Women With Attention Deficit Disorder. S. Solden, M.S.
  • Journeys Through ADDulthood. S. Solden, M.S.
  • You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy? K. Kelly and P. Ramundo
  • Healing ADD. Daniel Amen, M.D.
  • Emotional Intelligence. Daniel G. Goleman
  • Social Intelligence. Daniel G. Goleman
  • The Highly Sensitive Person. Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
  • Learned Optimism. Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.
  • The Power of Resilience. Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein
  • Is it You, Me, or Adult ADD. Gina Pera
  • More Attention, Less Deficit. Ari Tuckman

Books for Professionals

  • Why Gender Matters. Leonard Sax, M.D.
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD. J. R. Ramsay & A. L. Rostain
  • Making ADD Work (job strategies for coping) Blythe Grossbert, Psy.D.
  • The Edison Trait. Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D.
  • The ADD Hyperactivity Handbook for School. Parker, H.
  • Attention Without Tension: A Teacher’s Handbook on Attention Disorders. Cope-land, E. and Love, V.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder: Assessment & Teaching. Sue Lerner and Barbara Lowenthal
  • How To Reach and Teach Ad/HD Children. Sandra Rief, M.A.
  • Maybe You Know My Kid. Mary Fowler
  • Attention Deficit Disorder: Strategies For School-Aged Children S.C.O.P.E. (Student Cen-tered Outcome Plan and Evaluation) . Joyce Kubik
  • SPARK. John Ratey (Exercise’s affect on depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress, etc.)

Children’s Books

  • All Dogs have ADHD. Kathy Hoopmann
  • All Cats have Aspergers. Kathy Hoopmann
  • Plan For Success: Student or College. Joyce Kubik
  • Otto Learns About his Medication. Galvin
  • Learning Disabilities and the Don’t Give Up Kid. Gehret
  • Jumpin’ Johnny, Get Back to Work: A Child’s Guide to ADHD. Gordon
  • Living With a Brother or Sister With Special Needs. Meyer, Vadasy, Fewell
  • Shelly the Hyperactive Turtle. Moss
  • Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention. Nadeau
  • Making the Grade. Parker, R.
  • Putting on the Brakes. Patricia Quinn
  • My Brother Matthew. Thompson