Don’t look now, but Christmas is just around the corner! With that in mind, here are the top ten ADHD books, all perfectly sized to go into that Christmas stocking!
A Mind at a Time – Dr. Mel Levine describes how each child learns differently by defining eight mind systems. He then gives solutions for when things go awry. The book has a lot more information on inattention than most books about ADD/ADHD.
Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood. Written by two doctors with ADHD, this book is primarily about adult ADHD. Still, it provides good insight into the disorder, as well as ways for parents to help their child. And, by the same authors…
Delivered from Distraction – Maximize possibilities. Play on strengths. Surround yourself with those who will support you and recognize your unique gifts. This book is full of advise that will help you as you help your child to get “the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder”
How To Reach And Teach Children with ADD/ADHD – This book advertises that it will give practical techniques, strategies, and interventions. And it delivers. I have referred to this book many, many times in dealing with my boys, and in working with children with – or without – attention problems. This is a must for every ADHD bookshelf.
Keeping a Head in School: A Student’s Book About Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders – Written for students, this easy to read book helps kids understand how to handle their learning differences. Students will come refer to this manual again and again as they get older.
Learning Outside The Lines: Two Ivy League Students With Learning Disabilities And ADHD Give You The Tools For Academic Success and Educational Revolution – I love this book. Full of great stories, great study strategy, and great wisdom. Go to Amazon and read the excerpts they give. (And then you can buy it used for about $4!)
Learning To Slow Down & Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About Adhd – Teaches kids ways to relax, remember things, focus, finish homework and a lot more. A very straightforward and encouraging approach to teaching kids about their ADHD.
Problem Solver Guide for Students with ADHD: Ready-to-Use Interventions for Elementary and Secondary Students – This is one of the few books with a section devoted to ADHD Inattentive. It has a lot of great information, but is a little text-booky in the delivery.
The Myth of Laziness talks about children who “somehow, somewhere lose momentum; in the pursuit of accomplishment they fail to produce; they stall out. And often they face accusations of laziness…They are not lazy; they have output failure.” The book introduces seven children as Dr. Levine helps them to understand and cope with their learning differences. One of the chapters takes an in-depth look into dysgraphia. This was the first of Mel Levine’s books that I read. Excellent reading.
The Survival Guide for Kids With ADD or ADHD – My favorite quote from this book is, “It’s like I have ten TV channels in my head and I don’t know which one to watch.” Written in a style appealing to elementary kids, this is a great book. It talks about problems at home, at school, with friends, and with emotions. Activities help a child track progress.