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   http://www.addtesting.com    Covenant Christian Ministries (ADD Treatment & Research Center)

Provides assessment and/or therapy and educational treatment of ADHD and other disorders in children and adults.

   http://www.kidsinc.com     Kindergarten Intervention & Diagnostic Services, Inc.

Offers diagnostic materials for early childhood educators and parents of preschool and kindergarten-age children.

  http://www.add.org/            Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Provides information, resources, and networking opportunities to adults with ADHD.

   http://www.adda-sr.org/     Attention Deficit Disorder Association, Southern Region

Provides information to assist parents, teachers, professionals, and adults with ADHD.

   http://addwarehouse.com     ADD WareHouse

Resource for ADHD-related books, videos, training programs, games, professional texts, and assessment products.

   http://www.add-plus.com/     ADD Plus

Books, audio & video tapes, and workshop information for parents and teachers of children and adults with ADHD.

   http://www.mentalhealth.com/     Internet Mental Health

Free encyclopedia of mental health information.

   http://school.discovery.com/homeworkhelp/bjpinchbeck/     B.J. Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper

Contains over 700 links to sites that will help kids with their homework.

   http://www.nfgcc.org/     National Foundation for Gifted & Creative Children

A nonprofit foundation that provides free information and guidance to parents and educators of gifted and creative children.

   http://www.happy-kids.com/     The Voucher System

Behavior management system

   http://www.additudemag.com/     ADDitude

Provides information and advice from leading experts and practitioners in mental health and learning.

   http://www.addresources.org/     Attention Deficit Disorders Resources

A national nonprofit organization providing a variety of information on ADHD, including articles, medication information, discussion forums, and monthly newsletters.

   http://adhd.kids.tripod.com/     Outside the Box!  Helping misunderstood kids

Resources for parenting and teaching kids with ADHD, special needs, and learning style differences.

   http://www.helpguide.org/index.htm     Helpguide

Information and resources for mental and emotional problems, including ADHD.

   http://printables.familyeducation.com/     Family Education Network

Printable activities, forms, and charts.



Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

P. 856-439-9099

F. 856-439-0525
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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Disability Rights Section

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Civil Rights Division

Disability Rights Section - NYA
Washington, D.C. 20530

P. 800-514-0301

F. (202) 307-1198


ADDult Support Network
2620 Ivy Place
Toledo, OH 43613

P. 419-472-1286


Advocacy, Inc.

Federally funded and authorized protection and advocacy system for Texans with disabilities.

7800 Shoal Creek Blvd. #171-E
Austin, TX 78757-1024
P. 512-454-4816 or 1-800-252-9108
F. 512-323-0902
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Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

National Office

8181 Professional Place - Suite 150
Landover, MD 20785

P. 301-306-7070

F. 301-306-7090


South Dallas Co. Branch of North Texas
115 Executive Way, Suite 209
Desoto, Texas 75115

P. 972.283.7900

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North Texas Branch (Dallas)

P. 972.406.1833

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Midcities Corridor Branch of North Texas (Grand Prairie)
P. 972.406.1833

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NE Tarrant Branch of North Texas (Grapevine)

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Texas Education Agency (TEA)

1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas, 78701

P. 512-463-9734



Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349
P. 412-341-1515

F. 412-344-0224



The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

40 York Rd., 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21204-5202

T. 410-296-0232 or 1-800-ABCD123
F. 410-321-5069


Texas State Library & Archives Commission

Talking Book Program

PO Box 12927
Austin, TX 78711-2927
T. 1-800-252-9605
F. 512-936-0685

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National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016
P. 212-545-7510 or 888-575-7373

F. 212-545-9665



National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013

P. 800-695-0285

F. 202-884-8441

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National Self-Help Clearinghouse

Graduate School and University Center
of the City University of New York
365 5th Avenue - Suite 3300

New York, NY 10016



Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

P. 800-LET-ERIC (800-538-3742)






General Information

Bain, Lisa J. (1991). A Parent’s Guide to Attention Deficit Disorders. New York: Dell.

Ø  Review of ADHD, including its diagnosis, history, possible causes, methods for management, and issues of family stress and school-home relationships.  Also discusses the controversies surrounding ADHD treatment, as well as the arguments regarding its definition.


Coleman, Wendy S. (2002). Attention Deficit Disorders, Hyperactivity, and Associated Disorders: A Book for Parents and Professionals. 7th edition. Dr. Wendy S. Coleman.

Ø  Covers topics such as causes of ADHD, learning disabilities, perceptual motor difficulties, mood,
evaluation, treatment, medication, and management techniques.


Conners, C. Keith (2001). Feeding the Brain: How Foods Affect Children. Da Capo.

Ø  Reviews and interprets experimental scientific studies on the interaction of food and behavior in infants and children.


Gordon, Michael (1990). ADHD-Hyperactivity: A Consumer’s Guide. GSI Publications.

Ø  Explains the complexities in understanding and evaluating ADHD and hyperactivity in children.


Hunsucker, Glenn (1988). ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder: A Common but Overlooked Disorder of Children. Forresst Publishing.


Reiff, Michael I., & Tippins, Sherill (2004). ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide. American Academy of Pediatrics.

Ø  Describes findings on evaluation and diagnosis, coexisting conditions, and unproven treatments. Also addressed are behaviors associated with the teenage years and what schools can do to support children with ADHD. Management strategies that balance the roles of behavior therapy, medications, and parenting techniques are suggested.


Silver, Larry B. (2006). The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child’s Learning Disabilities. 4th edition. Three Rivers Press.

Ø  Reference guide for families of children with learning disorders.


Wender, Paul H. (1987). The Hyperactive Child, Adolescent, and Adult: Attention Deficit Disorder Through the Lifespan. 3rd edition. Oxford University Press.

Ø  Covers the symptoms of ADD and how the disorder can change with age. Describes the causes and characteristics of ADD, how ADD differs from learning disability, where to seek help, the kind and reliability of diagnostic tests, and the different approaches to treatment.



Alexander-Roberts, Colleen (2001). ADHD and Teens. Taylor Trade Publishing.

Ø  Covers concerns including parenting strategies, the use of medication, positive aspects of having ADHD, helping your teen say "no" to drugs, and other co-existing disorders that may be present but often go undiagnosed and untreated.


Becker, Wesley C. (1971). Parents are Teachers. Research Press.

Ø  Designed to help parents learn to be more effective parents by becoming more effective teachers of their children; shows parents how to systematically use consequences to teach children in positive ways what they need to learn to become effective people.


Bettelheim, Bruno (1988). A Good-Enough Parent: A Book on Child Rearing. New York: Vintage.

Ø  Describes how parents can develop insight so they will understand their own and their children's behavior in different situations, as well as how to cope with it.


Brewster, Gail (2000). The Voucher System Behavior Management Program for Home. Crisara.

Ø  Presents a complete system that provides an approach in which children learn that there are consequences to their behavior and become motivated to earn privileges.


Buntman, Peter (1998). Living with ADHD Children. Center for Family Life, Inc.

Ø  Provides information including how it feels to be the parent of an ADHD child, what it is like to be an ADHD child, what we know about ADHD, how to help your child behave and listen to you, how to build a child's self-esteem, and how to deal with school problems.


Clark, Lynn, & Robb, John (2005). SOS: Help for Parents. 3rd edition.  =Parents Press.

Ø  Focuses on discipline strategies for kids ages 2 - 12, including when to use each strategy; also gives information about what a time out is and how to do it effectively.


Cline, Foster, & Fay, Jim. Parenting Teens with Love & Logic. Pinon Press.

Ø  Describes the technique in which parents allow their children to learn about solving their own problems by setting up choices and consequences.


Dinkmeyer, Don; McKay, Gary D.; & Dinkmeyer, James S. (1997). Parenting Young Children: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) of Children Under Six. AGS.

Ø  Provides guidance on building self-esteem, communicating with young children, and dealing with issues like tantrums and toilet training.


Faber, Adele, & Mazlish, Elaine (2001). How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk. Piccadilly Press, Ltd.

Ø  Step-by-step approach to improving relationships and your ability as a parent to talk and problem solve with your children.


Fay, Jim (1994). Helicopters, Drill Sergeants, and Consultants: Parenting Styles and the Messages They Send. Love and Logic Press.

Ø  Helps you identify your parenting style and shares techniques for becoming a consultant parent.


Fay, Jim (2003). Hormones & Wheels: Parent Survival Tips for Those Chaotic Teen Years. Penton Overseas.

Ø  Identifies common parenting-of-teenager problems while adapting the suggestions to everyday life.


Garber, Stephen W. (1995). Is Your Child Hyperactive? Inattentive? Impulsive? Distractible?: Helping the ADD/Hyperactive Child. Villard.

Ø  Program for changing your child’s behavior with or without medication.


Ginott, Haim G.; Ginott, Alice; & Goddard, H. Wallace (2003). Between Parent and Child: The Bestselling Classic That Revolutionized Parent-Child Communication. Three Rivers Press.

Ø  Updated version of Dr. Haim Ginott’s 1969 book; describes a prescription for empathetic yet disciplined child rearing, and introduces new communication techniques that change how parents speak with and listen to their children. 


Glasser, Howard, & Easley, Jennifer (1999). Transforming the Difficult Child. Nurtured Heart Publications.

Ø  Describes a behavior program and approach to parenting intense children that focuses on intense forms of positive reinforcement, including limit-setting and consequences. 


Kelley, Mary Lou (1990). School-Home Notes: Promoting Children’s Classroom Success. The Guilford Press.

Ø  Describes how parents can become more involved in their child’s school. 


Monastra, Vincent J. (2005) Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons that Medicine Cannot Teach. American Psychological Association.

Ø  Shows parents how to build a successful parenting program at home; explains the causes of ADHD and how nutrition, medication, and parental guidance can improve attention, concentration, and behavioral control; and describes nonconfrontational ways to teach your child essential life skills like organization, problem solving, and emotional control. Also outlines the educational rights of children with ADHD and ways to work with school districts.


Phelan, Thomas W., & Webb, Chris (2007). 1-2-3 Magic for Christian Parents: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12. Parentmagic, Inc.

Ø  Complete with relevant Bible verses, explanations, and exercises, this guide builds on the 1-2-3 Magic discipline system by addressing the needs of a Christian parent; focuses on three main tasks of controlling obnoxious behavior, encouraging good behavior, and strengthening the parent–child relationship. 


Rosemond, John (1990). Ending the Homework Hassle. Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Ø  Describes the daily family homework ordeal and offers remedies along with plans and examples in a variety of real life success stories. 


Shure, Myrna B., & DiGeronimo, Theresa Foy (1996). Raising a Thinking Child: Help Your Young Child to Resolve Everyday Conflicts and Get Along with Others. Pocket.

Ø  Provides a step-by-step format parents can follow in teaching young children to solve problems and resolve daily conflicts. 


Turecki, Stanley, & Tonner, Leslie (2000). The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition. Bantam.

Ø  Describes temperament traits and how parents can assess them in themselves and their children and then use this information to shape their expectations and parenting techniques to be more effective.


Wolf, Anthony E. (2002). Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?: A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager. Revised edition. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

Ø  Describes a variety of real life situations and suggests methods parents may use to deal with these issues; covers such areas as parental decision making, lying, confrontation, teenagers who continually break rules, and methods parents should use to make rules.  Also addresses more modern issues like divorce, single parenting, sex, suicide, and alcohol and drug use.


Zeigler Dendy, Chris A. (2006). Teenagers with ADD and ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. 2nd edition. Woodbine House.

Ø  Resource for parents struggling to understand why their ADD/ADHD kids do the things they do.


Chavis, Lisa (2005). The Family Pharmacist: An A - Z Guide to Children’s Illnesses and Medications. Perigee Trade.

Ø  Gives parents answers on assessing their child's medical condition, deciding when to see a doctor, dosage and safety recommendations for over-the-counter and prescription medicines, and determining what natural choices are available.


Johnston, Hugh F. (2002). Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children: A Medication Guide. Madison Institute of Medicine.

Ø  Presents an explanation of the medications that are used to treat ADHD, including discussion of how the medications should be taken, possible side effects, and effectiveness.


Meives, Catherine (2007). Children’s Non-Prescription Medications: A Pharmacist’s Guide for Parents. BookSurge Publishing.

Ø  Descriptions of common childhood medical conditions, tips for when to call the doctor, and non-drug and drug therapy options.


Wagemaker, Herbert, & Buchholz, Ann (2003). Psychiatric Medications and our Children: A Parent’s Guide. Ponte Vedra Publishing.

Ø  Provides answers to questions such as how do medications work, what are the side effects, what are the long-term effects, will medications lead to drug abuse, how long will my child have to be on medications, and will my child outgrow ADHD.


Legal and Special Education Issues

Chapman, Randy (2005). The Everyday Guide to Special Education Law. The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People.

Ø  Explains special ed law in user-friendly terms.


Davis, Gary A. (2006). Gifted Children and Gifted Education: A Handbook for Teachers and Parents. Great Potential Press.

Ø  Addresses issues such as how to identify gifted children, the pros and cons of educational acceleration from grade skipping to early college admission, how to aid the development of thinking skills and creative growth, and common problems or counseling needs among gifted children.


Latham, Peter S., & Latham, Patricia H. (2007). Learning Disabilities/ADHD and the Law in Higher Education and Employment. JKL Communications.

Ø  Offers a review of legal requirements, provides a discussion of cases and an analysis of issues such as how the ADA applies to higher education, when LDs or ADDs are considered disabilities under the law, and what kind of documentation is required.


Siegel, Lawrence M. (2007). The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child. 5th edition. NOLO.

Ø  Includes an overview of special ed and the IEP process; sample IEP forms and letters; organization and planning tips; and a listing of support groups, advocacy organizations, and federal and state departments of education.


Wilmshurst, Linda, & Brue, Alan W. (2005). A Parent’s Guide to Special Education: Insider Advice on How to Navigate the System and Help Your Child Succeed. AMACOM/American Management Association.

Ø  Discusses the special education process, its place and role in the overall educational system, and how intelligence is assessed; includes information on what to expect from special education and where it can fail, parent-teacher communications and meetings, and issues beyond basic eligibility determinations.


Written for Children and Adolescents

Carpenter, Phyllis; Ford, Marti; & Horjus, Peter (1999). Sparky’s Excellent Misadventures: My ADD Journal. Magination Press.

Ø  A story about a young boy who writes in his journal about the frustrations and triumphs of living with ADD.


Galvin, Matthew R., & Ferraro, Sandra (2001). Otto Learns about His Medicine: A Story about Medication for Children with ADHD. 3rd edition. Magination Press.

Ø  Narrative for children and their families about Otto, a fidgety young car that has trouble paying attention in school and so visits a mechanic who prescribes a medicine to control his hyperactive behavior. Also includes a note to parents regarding treatment approaches and current findings about medications, including their possible side effects.


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

Ø  Book written for children to help the self-esteem of children with ADD or any other kind of learning problem.


Gordon, Michael (1991). I Would if I Could: A Teenager’s Guide to ADHD/Hyperactivity. GSI Publications.

Ø  Written from the point of view of a teenager with ADHD.


Gordon, Michael (1993). Jumpin’ Johnny Get Back to Work! A Child’s Guide to ADHD-Hyperactivity. GSI Publications.

Ø  Helps children learn about their problem in a format that will hold their interest and help motivate them to become part of the treatment process.


Gordon, Michael (1992). My Brother’s a World Class Pain: A Sibling’s Guide to ADHD-Hyperactivity. GSI Publications.

Ø  Written from the perspective of a big sister, the girl explains in kids' words the condition her brother has and how her family handles it.


Nadeau, Kathleen G.; Dixon, Ellen B.; & Beyl, Charles (2004). Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention: A Book for Kids about ADHD. 3rd edition. Magination Press.

Ø  Easy-to-read text, fun cartoons, activities, and self-help tips for coping with friends, family, and schoolwork, getting organized, getting disciplined, and getting things done.


Quinn, Patricia O., & Stern, Judith M. (2001). Putting on the Brakes: A Young Person’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Magination Press.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:01  

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