The LCP Solution

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The LCP Solution - Recent research has suggested that many people with ADHD and learning differences suffer from a dietary deficiency of fatty acids. In her book The LCP Solution, Jacqueline Stordy cites studies where supplementing the diet with LCPs has produced improvement in children's focus, learning, and levels of anxiety. The LCP Solution is a remarkable work on healthy dieting for those with ADHD, and should be staying on the recommended reading list for quite a while. … [Read more...]

Good Friends Are Hard to Find

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Good Friends Are Hard to Find: Help Your Child Find, Make and Keep Friends - Help your child make friends with the wonderfully practical advice and step by step instructions found in this book. A lot of the time, when kids feel like can't make friends, it's because they're looking in the wrong places! This great book also deals with teasing and bullying so that you can rest assured that your child is happy with his friends and social life. Good Friends Are Hard to Find: Help Your Child Find, Make and Keep Friends is another amazing book that has certainly earned its place on our recommended … [Read more...]

Women With Attention Deficit Disorder

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Women With Attention Deficit Disorder: Embracing Disorganization at Home and in the Workplace - this book is a must for those mothers who have ADHD along with their child. Solden assures that it is not just males who have ADHD, and expands on many different options for treatment and encourages major improvement by laying out three major steps: restructuring your life, renegotiating your relationships, and redefining your self-image. Women With Attention Deficit Disorder: Embracing Disorganization at Home and in the Workplace is definitely on our recommended reading list so that you can help … [Read more...]

How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children

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How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children - This book is full of practical techniques, strategies, and interventions for helping children with attention problems and hyperactivity-- The operative word here is practical. I have used many of the ideas in this great book at home and at school! Rief employs many different strategies used to reach out to the kids with ADHD, many of which are not traditionally used in most schools. How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children is an extremely insightful novel, and definitely deserves its place on our recommended reading list.   … [Read more...]

A Mind at a Time

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A Mind at a Time - Dr. Mel Levine describes how each child learns differently by defining eight mind systems, then giving solutions for when things go awry. The book has more information on inattention than any other we have read. Dr. Levine urges parents, teachers, and children to adapt to the child's strengths and weaknesses. Even when it seems to not be working, Levine says to keep trying, and to even try harder! A Mind at a Time is a brilliantly written work that will provide a great amount of information on how you can help your ADHD child or student learn effectively. Close … [Read more...]

Fun With Figures

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Another terrific resource is called Fun With Figures. This fascinating book will teach your child – and you – to do mental math with speed and great understanding. You’ll discover some really simple but highly effective techniques that will teach your child to do math in her head. Plus, it truly will help your child understand how math works. Our family loved this amazing book!   Get your copy of Fun With Figures     … [Read more...]

The Myth of Laziness

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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. Highly recommended. … [Read more...]

Update on Kindle for ADHD

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Well, Joe reports that he broke his Kindle, and sent it back for a refund. I've never heard of anyone else breaking one, but whatever. BUT Joe really enjoyed it while he had it, and said he read Michael Crichton and Star Wars books. (Does that make you laugh as much as it does, me? He's 22, remember.) Despite his experience, I still think it's a worthwhile option to explore. If you want to test out an e-reader, I've learned that you can actually loan Kindle books, and the borrower does not need to own a Kindle, because Kindle books can be read using free Kindle reading applications for PC, … [Read more...]

Joe’s Reading!

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Wonder of wonder. Joe is reading. He's deployed at the moment, and boredom may have something to do with it, but I suspect that the biggest difference is that he bought a Kindle! Once again, electronic devices have won out with him. Have any of you tried a Kindle with your ADHD child? UPDATE: Joe is out of the NAVY now, and by his admission, he reads a lot less. But when he reads, it is on a Kindle. Another one of our boys is overseas working and studying, and he depends on his Kindle. And they have me hooked, too. I have a Kindle Paperwhite that I love. … [Read more...]

Timers for ADHD

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Looking back over the last ten years, one piece of equipment keeps showing up - the TIMER. Timers have been essential in our house. There are all sorts of timers - free ones on the computer or your microwave. Timers that come as a function on a watch or a cell phone. iPhones have special timer applications. There are visual timers, timers that buzz/flash/beep, timers that sing. (Here's a whole post about reminder clocks.) We've used timers for all sorts of things - like on Halloween night we set the countdown for 30 minutes and let the kids eat all the candy they wanted. That is NOT a … [Read more...]