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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Recommended Readings


Alexander-Roberts, Colleen.  (2006).  The ADHD Parenting Handbook: Practical Advice for Parents from Parents, 2nd ed.  Taylor.  **

Barkley, Russell A. (2000).  Taking Charge of ADHD, Revised Edition.  Guilford. 

Dawson, Peg and Richard Guare.  (2009).  Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential.  Guilford Press. 

Dendy, Chris A. Zeigler (2011).  Teaching Teens With ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits: A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents, 2nd edition.  Woodbine House. 

Dendy, Chris A. Zeigler (2006).  Teenagers With ADD and ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals.   Woodbine House. 

Florence, Mari and Lenard Adler (2007).  Scattered Minds: Hope and Help for Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Perigee Trade. 

Green, Christopher & Kit Chee.  (1998).  Understanding ADHD: The Definitive Guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Fawcett.  **

Greenspan, Stanley I. and Jacob Greenspan (2009).  Overcoming ADHD: Helping Your Child Become Calm, Engaged, and Focused--Without a Pill.  Da Capo Lifelong Books. 

Hallowell, Edward.  (2011).  Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood.  Anchor. **

Hallowell, Edward and John Ratey.  (2010).  Answers to Distraction.  Anchor Press. 

Handelman, Kenny (2011).  Attention Difference Disorder: How to Turn Your ADHD Child or Teen’s Differences into Strengths in 7 Simple Steps.  Morgan James Publishing. 

Hartmann, Thom (2010).  The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child.  Park Street Press. 

Honos-Webb, Lara.  (2011).  The ADHD Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Gain Motivation and Confidence.  Instant Help Books. 

Ingersoll, Barbara (1997).  Daredevils and Daydreamers: New Perspectives on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  Main Street Books. 

Jacobs, Edward H. (2001).  ADHD: Helping Parents Help Their Children.  Jason Aronson. 

K M S Publishing (2010).  The Ultimate Collection Of Tips To Know All There Is To Know About ADHD: A Help For Parents For Spotting The Signs And Symptoms Of ADHD So

You Can Give the Best Treatment, Guidance, and Understanding to Your Child Early On And Help Him Reach His Full Potential.  K M S Publishing. 

Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy.  (1992).  Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic.  Harper. 

McEwan, Elaine K.  (1995).  Attention Deficit Disorder: Helpful, Practical Information.  Shaw.  **

Pera, Gina and Russell Barkley (2008).  Is It You, Me, or Adult ADD?  Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love has Attention Deficit Disorder.  1201 Alarm Press. 

Quinn, Patricia.  (2010).  100 Questions & Answers About Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Women and Girls.  Jones & Bartlett Learning. 

Ratey, Nancy.  (2008).  The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents.  St. Martin’s Press. 

Spodak, Ruth & Kenneth Stefano (2011).  Take Control of ADHD: The Ultimate Guide for Teens With ADHD.  Prufrock Press. 

Swanburg, Dennis, Diane Passno, & Walter L. Larimore.  (2003). Why ADHD Doesn’t Mean Disaster.  Tyndale House. 

Tuckman, Ari.  (2009).  More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD.  Specialty Press.  **

Turecki, Stanley & Leslie Tonner (2000).  The Difficult Child.  Bantam. 

VanValkenburgh, Nicky & Dave Siever.  Train Your Brain, Transform Your Life: Conquer Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in 60 Days, Without Ritalin.  Petrie Press.  **

Warren, Paul, Jody Capehart, & Sandy Dengler.  You and Your ADD Child: How to Understand and Help Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder.  Nelson. 

Weyandt, Lisa L.  (2000).  An ADHD Primer.  Allyn & Bacon.

Wodrich, David L.  (1999).  Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: What Every Parents Wants to Know.  Brookes. 


Carpenter, Phyllis.  (2000). Sparky’s Excellent Misadventures: My ADD Journal.  Magination Press.  (preschool)

Copeland, Lori.  (1998). Hunter and His Amazing Remote Control.  YouthLight.  (ages 5-10)

Gehret, Jeanne.  (1995). Eagle Eyes: A Child’s Guide to Paying Attention.  Verbal Images Press.  (ages. 9-12)

Nadeau, Kathleen.  (1997). Learning How to Slow Down and Pay Attention.  Magination Press.  (ages 9-12)

Quinn, Patricia O.  (2001).  Putting on the Brakes.  Magination Press.  (ages 4-8)

All books on this list have been recommended by parents.  Books with ** have been
highly recommended by more than one parent or family.  List updated September 2011