Resources

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Lending Library items are available to be checked out for two weeks to all North Dakota residents.

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Lending Library - Books (30)

Lending Library - DVDs (7)

Handouts (6)

Books

A Child's Guide to Concentrating: For Kids with ADHD (Children's Library)
by Bonita Blazer
This booklet is an educational tool for parents to use with children who ADHD. The book provides examples of home and classroom accommodations that promote successful school behaviors. Based on ways teachers could help students improve their concentration and feel more successful in school. (parents & professionals)

A Walk In The Rain With A Brain
by Edward Hallowell
Each brain finds its own special way--that's the message in this delightful, colorful story by American's foremost expert on learning and childhood development. In this book, a little girl named Lucy is making her way down a rainy sidewalk when she spies a brain (Manfred, called Fred) sitting forlornly in a puddle. The brain asks Lucy for help getting home.

AD/HD & Driving: A Guide for Parents of Teens with AD/HD
by J. Marlene Snyder
Written as a friendly, yet straight-forward guide, this book makes parents aware of the many decisions that may be made before putting their child in the driver's seat. Practical checklists, worksheets, and sample contracts are provided to assist parents to encourage safe driving behaviors.

ADD/ADHD Checklist, The
by Sandra Rief
This unique resource is packed with up-to-date facts, findings, and proven strategies and techniques for understanding and helping children and adolescents with attention deficit problems and hyperactivity--all in a handy format. (parents & professionals)

ADHD and Teens
by Colleen Alexander-Roberts & Paul T. Elliott
ADHD is the most common behavioral disorder in American children. Teens with ADHD have an extremely high risk of failing in school, becoming drug abusers or alcoholics, breaking the law, and becoming teenage parents. This book offers practical advice to help parents cope with these problems. (parents & professionals)

ADHD Handbook for Families
by Paul L. Weingartner
This empowering book gives families practical, concrete know-how. It is packed with proven, real-life strategies, and techniques that can be put to use immediately, including: developing behavior modification plans, when to use medication and working with professionals and other family members for effective interventions.

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Student At School, The
by Dr. John Taylor
This book is a quick-reference guide for teachers of ADD and ADHD students in elementary and middle schools. (parents & professionals)

Attention Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your ADHD
by Patricia O. Quinn
This book was written for tween girls (ages 7-11) who have ADHD. It offers girls, their parents, and professionals practice tips and techniques for managing attention disorders and the many aspects of life that these disorders can affect.

Cory Stories: A Kid's Book About Living With ADHD
by Jeanne Kraus
In short statements and vignettes, Cory describes what it's like to have ADHD: how it affects his relationships with friends and family, his school performance, and his overall functioning.

Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
by Hallowell & Ratey
Delivered From Distraction authors survey the current medical landscape concerning ADD, combined their own clinical observations with the latest research to paint a much more complex and, in many ways, positive picture of the condition than has generally been presented.

Driven to Distraction
by Edward Hallowell, MD & John Ratey, MD
Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes--from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming--and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment. The authors explain how mediation can be extraordinarily helpful, and since both doctors have ADD, their advice on effective behavior modification techniques for overcoming the syndrome is enriched by their own experience. (parents & professionals)

Eagle Eyes (Children's Library)
by Jeanne Gehret, M.A.
Ben wreaks havoc until he learns to recognize and control his ADD. By the end of this encouraging tale, Ben's family wonders how they could have gotten along without his special way of seeing things. (6 & up)

Helping Hyperactive Kids: A Sensory Integration Approach
by Lynn J. Horowitz
Hyperactive children may have a sensory integration problem that makes it difficult for them to select and respond appropriately to the everyday stimuli or events in their environment. This book was written for parents and teachers and providing sensory integration techniques that can be used immediately to help hyperactive children develop more integrated behavior.

Helping Your ADD Child
by John F. Taylor
Written by a nationally known psychologist and father of ADD children, this groundbreaking book is a lifesaver for kids, parents, and teachers alike. Inside you will find step-by-step tools for helping your ADD or ADHD child - everything from an extensive screening for spotting the initial signs of ADD and making a proper diagnosis to the pros and cons of nutritional, psychological, and drug treatments.

Here's to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire: An Absent-Minded Tale of Life with Giftedness and Attention Deficit
by Stacey Turis
A hysterical romp through a life so convoluted and chaotic you know it has to be true. The author's debut gives a voice to the genius yet tormented souls suffering from giftedness, ADHD or a combination of both. It chronicles her life journey from a state of self-loathing to one of self-acceptance, the stories flow timelessly, incorporating the resulting lessons and reflections gleaned from each adventure.

How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children
by Sandra F. Rief
For educators, specialists, and parents, here is a new resource packed with techniques and practical how-to for helping children with attention disorders. (parents & professionals)

Kids in the Syndrome Mix
by Martin L. Kutscher

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar and More
by Martin L. Kutscher, MD
This book is a concise, scientifically up-to-date, all-in-one guide to the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children. The author provides accessible information on causes, symptoms, interactions with other conditions, and treatments. He presents effective behavioral strategies for responding to children who display traits of these disorder - whether at home, at school, or in other settings - along with case vignettes and practical tips.

Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning
by Joyce Cooper-Kahn & Laurie Dietzel
Written by two clinical psychologists, this book is a practical, down-to-earth guide for parents of children and adolescents who have difficulty with these skills - planning and organization, self-monitoring, impulse control, working memory, and initiating tasks. The authors help parents understand the developmental foundation of executive functioning, providing a friendly approach to managing disorganized children on a daily basis.

Learning Outside the Lines
by Jonathan Mooney & David Cole
The authors teach you how to take control of your education and find true success - and they offer all the reasons why you should persevere. They take you on a journey toward personal empowerment and profound educational change, proving once again that rules sometimes need to be broken. (14 & up)

Making the Grade with A+DD
by Stephanie Moulton Sarkis
In college, independence, fun activities, and new friendships abound. But if you have attention deficit disorder (ADD), these new opportunities also present new challenges. to adjust to college life, you'll need to learn to harness your disorder in new ways in order to plan your time effectively, become a successful student, make friends, and take advantage of everything campus life has to offer. This easy-to-use guide will help you create study habits that work with your ADD in productive and positive ways.

Motivating the Uncooperative Student: A Guidebook for School Counselors
by John F. Taylor, Ph.D.
A practical guide for advising teachers and parents as well as for direct work with discouraged, under productive students (K-9), this book includes special demonstrations and methods for reducing conflict between faculty and the under productive student. It gives detailed techniques for identifying and overcoming the key sources of under productivity and poor participation. (parents & professionals)

Nature's Ritalin for the Marathon Mind
by Stephen C. Putnam
This book offers an abundance of information and practical advice on the use of physical activity as an alternative or adjunctive treatment for ADHD. The book provides a stimulating, balanced discussion of issues associated with incorporating exercise into the treatment regimen.

On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide For Teens With ADHD/LD
by Patricia O. Quinn & Therese E. Laurie Maitland
The hard truth is that not all teens who enter college may graduate on time or at all. And often it isn't academics and classwork that trip students up. Instead, transitioning to independent living can be too much or too challenging for teens and this sometimes gets the best of the brightest students! That's where On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens With ADHD/LD can help. While teens are still in high school, they can prepare for college life by assessing their "living-on-your-own" skills such as problem solving/decision making, communication, self-awareness, and identifying what needs improving. Parents can work with their teen make a plan to meet these challenges head on and get ready for college. Show More Show Less

Slam Dunk
by Roberta N. Parker
A Young Boy's Struggle with Attention Deficit Disorder. Toby Butler is an inner city, fifth-grade student with a love of basketball and a problem paying attention. He's diagnosed with ADD, which has affected his home and school life. Use of classroom accommodations are discussed and behavioral and medical interventions are described so that children can understand them. (6 & up)

Superparenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child
by Edward M. Hallowell
The author has long argued that ADD is too often misunderstood, mistreated and mislabeled as a disability. He teams with Peter Jensen to bring you an invaluable new approach to helping your ADD child. Super-parenting for ADD offers a specific game plan.

Taking Charge of ADHD
by Russell A. Barkley
This is a great breakthrough book for the parents of children with ADHD. Dr. Barkley integrates the latest scientific findings about ADHD with solid direction on how you can-and must-take charge of your child's professional and educational cares. It dispels myths that abound about ADHD, and arms you with the facts you need to become an executive parent. (parents & professionals)

Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits
by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S.
Thousands of teachers and parents have relied on the authoritative, concise information in Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits for advice on meeting the educational, medical, and social needs and challenges of adolescents with these conditions. This updated edition provides more than 80 summaries (annotated checklists for easy consumption) chock full of new information on research, teaching strategies, education law, executive functioning, social skills, and medication. A well-known expert on attention deficit disorders and related conditions and the author of the highly acclaimed Teenagers with ADD and ADHD, Chris Dendy is encouraging to educators about the challenges of teaching and managing behavior, while reminding them that attention issues are due to problems in the brain that students can't control.

Teenagers with ADD: A Parents' Guide
by Chris Zeigler Dendy, M.S.
This book puts parents in charge by giving them the tools they need to raise a healthy, well-adjusted teen. Chris Dendy gives parents information and advice about maintaining a positive attitude, seeking appropriate treatment and interventions, and how to advocate for their teen. This is a comprehensive treatment of the special issues and challenges faced by these teens, their families, teachers, and treatment professionals. (parents & professionals)

Understanding Girls with AD/HD
by Nadeau, Littman & Quinn
This ground-breaking book is for parents, teachers, and other professional who want to learn how to recognize and help girls with AD/HD. Checklists for preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels are provided to help identify girls with AD/HD. (parents & professionals)

DVDs

ADHD In The Classroom: Strategies for Teachers
36 minutes
This DVD is designed to help teachers create a learning environment that is responsive to the needs of all students, including those with ADHD. Scenes from an actual classroom illustrate problems that teachers typically encounter and bring effective solutions to life. Viewers see firsthand how to incorporate social skills into the curriculum and how to implement such behavior management methods as color charts and signs, point system, token economy, and turtle-control technique.

Adult ADHD: Regaining Focus
27 minutes
It is not diagnosed by any blood test or x-ray and it has even been dismissed as nothing more than laziness or a lack of focus. But for millions of adults, ADHD is a real, life altering condition. Once thought to be just a childhood issue, ADHD is now found in many stages of life, and effects men and women equally. In this DVD patients describe how ADHD has altered their lives, and share how they have worked to overcome its effects.

Dealing with ADHD: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
28 minutes
Learn about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and learn what factors are thought to contribute to the development of this disorder. Other disorders that commonly co-exist with ADHD will be identified. The impulsivity and risk-taking behaviors of ADHD teens will be focused upon and tips that ADHD students can use to succeed academically will be provided.

How to Help Your Child Succeed In School
55 minutes
In this powerful new video, Sandra Rief presents the most essential information needed for every parent of children with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities to help their child succeed in school. The focus is on the key for success--a strong partnership in education between home and school.

How to Help Your Child Succeed In School
55 minutes

Real Life ADHD! A DVD Survival Guide For Children & Teens
125 minutes
This compelling DVD for children and teens will grab their attention while simultaneously educating them about their ADD or ADHD. Features advice from the real experts - 30 young people from 12 states ranging in age from 12 to 21. Speaking from their own personal experiences, these youth provide up-to-date scientific facts plus advice on five ADHD challenges.

Why Can't Michael Pay Attention?
21 minutes
Join the parents of six-year-old Michael as they seek to understand his impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and inattention. After a multi-faceted assessment, Michael is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Michael's parents learn techniques such as consistent schedules, docking systems, star charts, and self-monitoring to help organize home life. Michael's parents face the pros and cons of medication.

Handouts

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
NIMH
This booklet explains what ADHD is, symptoms, causes, how it is diagnosed and treated. (English)
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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
CPIR
Fact sheet from CPIR on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). (English)
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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Basics
NIMH
This brochure focuses on basic information about ADHD in both children and adults including what it is, signs and symptoms, causes, treatments, and how to find help. (English)
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Como ayudar a su hijo(a) a manejar el TDAH (Helping Your Child Manage ADHD)
Channing Bete
Si su hijo tiene ADHD, este manual es para usted. Puede ayudarle a aprender acerca del TDAH ya manejar los retos que el ADHD puede traer. También aprenderá a trabajar con su hijo y con otros que pueden ayudarlo. Hay mucho que puede hacer para ayudar a su hijo a vivir bien y sentirse bien con él mismo. ¡Puede ayudar a toda la familia! (If your child has ADHD, this handbook is for you. It can help you learn about ADHD and to manage the challenges ADHD can bring. You wil also learn to work with your child and with others who can help him or her. There's a lot you can do to help your child live well and feel good about him or herself. It can help the whole family!) (Spanish)
To request a copy of this resource, visit or call Pathfinder and ask for Handout #152

Helping Your Child Manage ADHD: A Parent's Handbook
Channing Bete
If your child has ADHD, this handbook is for you. It can help you learn about ADHD and to manage the challenges ADHD can bring. You wil also learn to work with your child and with others who can help him or her. There's a lot you can do to help your child live well and feel good about him or herself. It can help the whole family! (English)
To request a copy of this resource, visit or call Pathfinder and ask for Handout #12

Trastorno de Déficit de Atención e Hiperactividad
NIMH
Este folleto explica lo que es el TDAH, síntomas, causas, cómo se diagnostica y trata. (This booklet explains what ADHD is, symptoms, causes, how it is diagnosed and treated.) (Spanish)
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