Learning Disabilities – Attention Deficit Disorder

10 simple solutions to adult ADD: how to overcome chronic distraction and accomplish your goals.
Stephanie Sarkis. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2005.
»Straightforward tools for coping with the everyday challenges of adult ADD.

100 questions & answers about adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Ava T. Albrecht. Sudbury, Mass.: Jones & Bartlett, 2010.
»Written for adults with ADHD, their families and friends, this book provides practical answers to commonly asked questions about symptom recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD in adults.

100 questions & answers about Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in women and girls.
Patircia O. Quinn. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011.
»Written by an ADHD specialist, this book presents information about common symptoms, the diagnosis process, management, and sources of support for women and girls with ADHD.

ADD & loving it?! (DVD)
Toronto, ON: Big Brain Productions, 2009.
»An entertaining and informative documentary about Attention Deficit Disorder in adults produced by Totally ADD.

ADD and me: forty years in a fog.
Ken Patterson. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley, 2004.
»A personal account of life with ADD.

ADD and your money: a guide to personal finance for adults with attention deficit disorder.
Stephanie Sarkis & Karl Klein. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
»This book offers practical financial management advice for adults with ADD who find impulsivity and distraction make it difficult to manage money.

ADD-friendly ways to organize you life.
Judity Kolbert & Kathleen Nadeau. New York: Routledge, 2002.
»Offers ADD-friendly solutions for organizing things, time and paper.

ADHD in adults: what the science says.
Russell A. Barkley, Kevin R. Murphy & Mariellen Fischer. New York: The Guildford Press, 2008.
»Analyzing findings from research, this book looks at significant impairments across major functional domains and life activities. It demonstrates that existing diagnostic criteria do not accurately reflect the way ADHD is experienced by adults.

The adolescent and adult neuro-diversity handbook: Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and related conditions.
Sarah Hendrickx. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010.
»Each chapter focuses on a particular neurological difference, its history, its causes and characteristics, implications for adults and teens, diagnosis and assessment, treatments and approaches, and strategies for self-support or providing support. Includes autistic spectrum disorders, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, Tourette’s, OCD and anxiety disorders. Also looks at possible supports in learning and working environments.

Adults managing, surviving and celebrating AD/HD, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: a multimodal intervention program for adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the adult education setting.
Parkland Regional College. Yorkton, SK: Parkland Regional College, 2000.
»This book covers diagnosis and treatment, learning interventions and celebrations.

Answers to distraction. Rev. ed.
Edward M. Hallowell & John J. Ratey. New York: Anchor Books, 2010.
»In question and answer format, this reference book provides comprehensive coverage of attention deficit disorder including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and practical day-to-day advice.

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources.(Website)
Tacoma, WA: ADD Resources, 1998-2008.
Available at http://w3.addresources.org/
»This site provides resources for people with AD/HD.

Attention deficit disorder: the unfocused mind in children and adults.
Thomas E. Brown. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.
»A leading expert in assessment and treatment of ADD/ADHD dispels myths and offers information on ADD from childhood through adulthood.

Delivered from distraction: getting the most out of life with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Edward M. Hallowell & John J. Ratey. New York: Ballantine Books, 2005.
»Tailored to ADD learning styles and attention spans, this book provides readable discussions on every aspect of attention deficit disorder.

The disorganized mind: coaching your ADHD brain to take control of your time, tasks, and talents.
Nancy A. Ratey. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2009.
»Written by an ADHD coach and expert who has ADHD herself, this book shows how to manage the traits such as inattention, time mismanagement, procrastination, impulsivity, and distractibility. It also offers strategies for living a balanced life and includes a section for people who live or work with someone with ADHD.

The energetic brain: understanding and managing ADHD.
Cecil R. Reynolds, Kimberly J. Vannest, Judith R. Harrison. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012.
» Written by a neuroscientist who has studied ADHD, a clinician who has diagnosed and treated it for 30 years, and a special educator who sees it daily, this book provides the latest information from neuroscience on how the ADHD brain works and shows how to harness it potential. Provides practical strategies for managing ADHD, and thriving, at school, at work, and at home, from childhood to adulthood.

The gift of adult ADD: how to transform your challenges and build on your strengths.
Lara Honos-Webb. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2008.
»This book, written for adults with ADD, looks at how to change traits of ADD into strengths to improve relationships, job performance, parenting skills, and quality of life.

More attention, less deficit: success strategies for adults with ADHD.
Ari Tuckman. Plantation, Fla.: Specialty Press, 2009.
»Written for adults with ADHD, the brief ADHD-friendly articles cover topics such as understanding ADHD in adults, treatment options, learning basic life skills including time management and organization, and improving specific areas of your life by applying skills at home, in relationships and on the job.

Neurodiversity: discovering the extraordinary gifts of autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other brain differences.
Thomas Armstrong. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Lifelong, 2010.
»Offers current research on how people with neurological differences such as ADHD, autism, dyslexia, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders have gifts and abilities.

oneADDplace.com (Website)
Available at http://www.oneaddplace.com/
»Information on both child and adult ADD and ADHD. Includes a self-diagnostic test for adults (use and interpret carefully).

Taking charge of adult ADHD.
Russell A. Barkley. New York: The Guildford Press, 2010.
»An expert offers advice to adults with ADHD.

That’s the way I think: dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD explained. 2nd ed.
David Grant. New York: Routledge, 2010.
»In a readable style, this book explores the experiences, thoughts and feelings of people with dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.

What does everybody know that I don’t?: social skills help for adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD).
Michele Novotni. Plantation, Fla: Specialty Press, 1999.
»Practical advice on social skills for people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.Includes tips, exercises and true stories.

When too much isn’t enough: ending the destructive cycle of AD/HD and addictive behavior.
Wendy Richardson. Colorado Springs, CO: Pinon Press, 2005.
»“The purpose of this book is to help you understand how and why people with AD/HD overindulge and become addicted, and how to get out of the vicious cycle of self-medicating your symptoms with drugs, food, alcohol, and compulsive behaviors.”

Women with attention deficit disorder: embrace your differences and transform your life. 10th anniversary ed.
Sari Solden. Nevada City, CA: Underwood Books, 2005.
»This book explores how women with ADD have challenges meeting cultural expectations, and offers strategies to help women deal with ADD.

You mean I’m not lazy, stupid or crazy?! Updated ed.
Kate Kelly & Peggy Ramundo. New York: Scribner, 2006.
»Written for adults with ADD by adults with ADD, this readable book offers practical how-to advice and moral support.