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.
- www.myadhd.com (for all members of the family as well as professionals)
- National Institute of Mental Health topics: ADHD
- Pubmed: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
- www.addmed.com/addmedgindex.htm (medications)
- www.kidscourse.com (a kids site – check it out first)
- www.ADD.org (National ADDA)
- www.nimh.nih.gov/ (National Institute of Mental Health)
- www.additude.com – ADDitude Magazine – an excellent publication for everyone—especially students.
- www.ncgiadd.org – National Center for Gender Issues and ADHD
- www.addwarehouse.com (more books)
- Find an ADHD Coach at www.adhdcoaches.org
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.)
- 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