Books and Online Resources for Parents, Kids and Teens with ADHD and/or Learning Disorder

Here are some of our favorite resources for children, teens, and adults!

Specifically For Girls and Young Women:

Attention Girls! A guide to learn all about your AD/HD by Patricia Quinn, MD. Dr. Quinn is a nationally known expert on ADHD. How great she has written this book just for girls!

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder: Embrace your differences and transform your life by Sari Solden. For female college students: This easy to read “self-help” book is a feel good, affirming book, helping individuals understand some of the differences of ADHD in women as compared to men

 
ONLINE RESOURCES:

ADDvance: Questions and answers for professionals and parents on ADD/ADHD. The section on Women & Girls includes an ADD checklist and social-skills help.www.addvance.com

CHADD: This volunteer organization advocates for children and adults with ADHD, hosts support groups, and publishes resources, including a new educator’s manual on ADHD. www.chadd.com

LDonLINE: A solid learning disabilities and ADHD web site with discussion groups for educators, tips on differentiating instruction, assessment, and more.www.ldonline.org

Teaching Children With ADHD: Recommendations and accommodations for teaching children with ADHD. www.childrensdisabilities.info

 

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS with LD and/ADHD:

Dr. Jeanne Kraus’s Annie’s Plan: Taking Charge of Schoolwork and Homeworkand Cory Stories: A Kid’s Book About Living with ADHD

Dr. Judith M. Stern and Dr. Uzi Ben-Ami’s Many Ways to Learn: A Young People’s Guide to Learning Disabilities

Dr. Kathleen G. Nadeau and Dr. Ellen B. Dixon’s Learning How to Slow Down and Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About ADHD

Dr. Marc A. Nemiroff and Dr. Jane Annuziata’s Help is on the Way: A Childs Book about ADD

Dr. Patricia Quinn and Judith M. Stern have co-authored three books together:
50 Activities and Games for Kids With ADHD,
Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD Second Edition,
Putting on the Brakes Activity Book for Kids With ADD or ADHD Second Edition

Looking for a children’s book in Spanish? Check out this one by Dr. Patricia Quinn and Judith Stern: Como ponerte las frenos; Guia para jovenes para comprender et trastorno de hiperactividad por deficiencia de atencion.
 

FOR THE GIFTED TEEN:

Judy Galbraith and Jim Delisle: The Gifted Teen Survival Guide: Smart, Sharp and Ready for Almost Anything
 

FOR ADULTS AND COLLEGE STUDENTS:

K. Kelly and P. Ramundo have written this helpful book: You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid OR Crazy?!

Drs. Theresa Laurie Maitland and Patricia Quinn have collaborated on these two useful books

Ready for Take Off: Preparing your Teen with ADHD or LD for College.
On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD.

Dr. Patricia Quinn edited ADD and The College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students With Attention Deficit Disorder Revised Edition

Dr. Patricia Quinn is also the author of Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD – Great tips on “how to get organized, and how to get help.”

Drs. Hallowell and Raty have three books. Check out these classic works:

Driven to Distraction and
Answers to Distraction
Delivered from Distraction
 
FOR CLINICIANS:

Drs. George J. DuPaul and Lee Kern have published this noteworthy book through the American Psychological Association: Young Children with ADHD: Early Identification and Intervention.
 

PLEASE NOTE: Nothing in what you find here should be construed as medical advice pertinent to any individual. As is true with all written materials, and especially information found on the internet, you must be the judge of what appears valid and useful for yourself. Please take up any questions you might have regarding the content of this website with your psychotherapist or physician