20 ADD/ADHD Books and Documentaries You Should Read and WatchAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Diagnosing ADHD can be tough and once a diagnosis is discovered, the next steps are crucial. For this reason we have compiled an eight part series on that will provide you with over 100 ADD/ADHD resources in a series of weekly blog posts. This post is part four of the series and will help you find the best available books and documentaries about ADD/ADHD
20 ADD/ADHD Books and Videos you Should Watch and Read.
4. The ADHD Workbook for Kids: Helping Children Gain Self-Confidence, Social Skills, and Self-Control (Instant Help)All kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) want to manage their symptoms in order to get along better with others, build confidence, and succeed in school, but most don't have the skills they need to get their impulsive behavior under control. The ADHD Workbook for Kids offers a simple way to help children with ADHD learn these critical skills in just ten minutes a day.
7. Smart but Scattered:The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their PotentialThere’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how. Now in its 20th year of publication, Putting on the Brakes remains the essential go-to resource for kids, parents, and professionals looking for tips and techniques on managing attention disorders. Written by two nationally recognized ADHD experts, Putting on the Brakes is loaded with practical ways to improve organizational, focusing, studying, and homework skills and contains more strategies for making friends, controlling emotions, and being healthy. This book gives kids with ADHD the tools for success in and out of school and helps them to feel empowered to be the best they can be! If you suspect that your child has ADHD, you might find this book helpful as it provides some guidelines to see if your child needs to be considered for an ADHD test. This book helps you get a better understanding of ADHD. It covers the comprehensive aspects of ADHD like types, causes, diagnosis and treatments, etc.If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, this book provides a list of what to expect as your child grows up and it offers a ton of valuable information that you can use to help your child in coping with the disorder.
19. Gork!GORK! is a frank, intimate documentary about a family in Iowa navigating the challenges of raising a charismatic child with a mix of developmental disabilities (autism, ADHD, retardation). From his baby years as a foster child, through high school graduation, to his placement in an adult group home, the film explores the conflict, humor, hopes and frustrations in his family as Adam's life unfolds.
The ADD/ADHD Resource Series
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- 10 ADD/ADHD Blogs and Forums you should follow
- 20 ADD/ADHD Books and Videos you should read and watch
- 10 Recreational Programs, Camps and Schools for children with ADD/ADHD
- 10 Toy Stores that provide great activities for Children with ADD/ADHD
- 30 ADD/ADHD Resources you should follow on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more!
- 20 APPS that can help individuals with ADD/ADHD