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Attention Deficit Disorder

National Resource Center
A website for girls/women with ADHD.
A.D.D. Warehouse
300 Northwest 70th Avenue, Suite 102,
Plantation, FL 33317
Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
499 Northwest 70th Ave., Suite 308
Plantation, FL 33317


Armstrong, Thomas. (1995). The Myth of the ADD Child. Dutton.

  • Good strategies worth pursuing.

Barkley, Russell. (1995). Taking Charge of ADHD: the Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents. Guilford Press.

  • This book provides practical suggestions for behavior management and an overview of medications used to treat ADHD.

Barkley, Russell. (1992). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Guilford Press.

  • This is the seminal work in the field. It is the "bible" for ADHD and is written for the professional or very interested parent.

Brown, L. "Avoid the Dangers of Not Treating ADHD." Practical Neurology, June 2004.

Dawson, P. & Guare, R. (2004). Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention. Guilford.

Galvin, Matthew. (1988). Otto Learns About His Medicine. Magination Press.

  • Intended for young children who are concerned about medications.

Hallowell, Edward & Ratey, John. (2005). Delivered from Distraction. Ballantine Books.

  • This book offers insight about non-medication approachs to improving attention and also discusses ADD in adults.

Kajander, Rebecca. (1999). Living with ADHD: A Practical Guide to Coping with Attention Deficit Hyperactiviy Disorder. Institute for Research & Education.

Mason, D. (2004). The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Workbook. New Harbinger.

Mate, Gabor. (2000). Scattered: How Attention Deficit Originates and What You Can Do About It. Plume Books.

  • For people who do not want to use meds to treat ADHD; also useful for thinking about some other serious disorders, such as BPD. (adult)

Meltzer, Lynn. (2007). Executive Functions in Education: from Theory to Practice. Guilford.

Meltzer, Lynn. (2010). Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom. Guilford.

Nadeau, Kathleen, et al. (2001). Understanding Girls with ADHD. Advantage Press.

Nadeau, Kathleen. (1994). Survival Guide for College Students with ADD or LD. Magination Press.

  • Organization and time management sections are good. Excellent for high school students too. Easy to read.

Osman, Betty. (1997). Learning Disabilities and ADHD: A Family Guide to Living and Learning Together. Wiley.

Quinn, Patricia, et al. (2001). Gender Issues and ADHD. Advantage Press.

Quinn, Patricia. (1994). ADD and the College Student. Magination Press.

  • Deals with diagnosing and understanding ADHD for young adults. Good overview from a variety of perspectives. Very good for high school students too.

Quinn, Patricia & Stern, Judith. (1991). Putting on the Brakes: Young People's Guide to Understanding ADHD. Magination Press.

  • This book is helpful to read with your child to help him/her understand what ADHD means, how and why medications are sometimes used, and how to learn to control and organize his/her behavior.

Quinn, Patricia & Stern, Judith. (1993). The "Putting on the Brakes": Activity book for young people with ADHD. Magination Press.

Reichenberg-Ullman, Judyth & Ullman, Robert (1996). Ritalin Free Kids: Safe and Effective Homeopathic Medicine for ADD and Other Behavioral and Learning Problems. Order at

Reif, S. (1992). Reaching and Teaching Children with ADD and ADHD. Center for Applied Research in Education.

  • Excellent strategies from a variety of perspectives.

Shapiro, Lawrence (2010). ADHD workbook for kids: Helping children gain self-confidence, social skills, and self-control.

  • Instant Help.

Stein, Samuel & Chowdhury, Uttom. (2006). Disorganized Children: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  • This book presents a range of behavioral strategies to help children improve concentration, organizational skills, and social interactions.

Ylvisaker, M. & Feeney. T. (1998). Collaborative Brain Injury Intervention: Positive Everyday Routines. Singular.

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