- Driven to Disraction, by Edward M. Hallowell M.D. et al.
- Driven from Distraction, by Edward M. Hallowell M.D. et al.
- Answers to Distraction, by Edward M. Hallowell M.D. et al.
- More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Stories for Adults with ADHD, by Ari Tuckman
- Fast Minds: How to Thrive If You Have ADHD (Or Think You Might)
by Craig Surman et al.
Productivity, Self-Help, Positive Psychology
- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey
- How to Win Friends & Influence People
by Dale Carnegie
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
by Daniel H. Pink
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
by Carol Dweck
- Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
by Cal Newport
- Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success by Shawn Stevenson
- Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
by Matthew Walker
- The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
by Brené Brown
- Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
by Anders Ericsson
by Robert Greene
- Smart Change: Five Tools to Create New and Sustainable Habits in Yourself and Others, by Art Markman PhD
- The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
by Gary Keller
Positive Re-framing of ADHD and Neurodiversity
- The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius
by Gail Saltz
- The ADHD Advantage: What You Thought Was a Diagnosis May Be Your Greatest Strength, by Dale Archer MD
- Better Than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional , by Dale Archer MD
- Positively ADD: Real Success Stories to Inspire Your Dreams , by Catherine A. Corman et al.
- Square Peg: My Story and What It Means for Raising Innovators, Visionaries, and Out-of-the-Box Thinkers, by L. Todd Rose with Katherine Ellison
- NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
by Steve Silberman
Mindfulness & ADHD
- The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
by Michael A. Singer
- Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment
by Robert Wright
- The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD: An 8-Step Program for Strengthening Attention, Managing Emotions, and Achieving Your Goals , by Lidia Zylowska et al.
- Mindful Parenting for ADHD: A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive, by Mark Bertin MD et al.
- Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness , by Jon Kabat-Zinn et al. (Not ADHD Specific, but relevant)
- Wherever You Go, There You Are , by Jon Kabat-Zinn
- Marvin’s Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks! (And I Win, Big Time) (Mindfulness Book for Kids), by Raun Melmed et al.
- Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom
by Rick Hanson
- Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body, by Daniel Goleman
Parents & Teachers
- The Family ADHD Solution, by Mark Bertin, MD
- Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents
by Russell A. Barkley
- Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential, by Peg Dawson et al.
- Teenagers With Add: A Parents’ Guide (The Special-Needs Collection) , by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy et al.
Executive Functioning Workbooks
- The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens: Help for Unprepared, Late, and Scattered Teens, by Sharon A. Hansen
- Executive Functioning Success: “Seeing My Time” By Marydee Sklar
Books for Children
- The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD, by John F. Taylor Ph.D.
- Learning To Slow Down & Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About ADHD , by Kathleen G. Nadeau et al.
- Corman, C. L., & Trevino, E. (1995). Eukee the Jumpy Jumpy Elephant. Plantation: Specialty Press, Inc.
An upbeat positive message of success for young children with ADD, ages 3-8
- Galvin, M. (1988). Otto Learns About His Medicine. New York: Magination Press.
A children’s story about a fidgety car who needs medication to control his hyperactivity, ages 3-8
- Levine, M. (1990). Keeping A Head in School. Cambridge: Educators Publishing Service, Inc.
A large print collection of stories for young readers about learning abilities and learning disorders, ages 5-8
- Levine, M. (1993). All Kinds of Minds. Cambridge: Educators Publishing Service, Inc.
A guide for students in upper elementary and middle school about learning abilities and learning disorders, ages 9-13
- Gehret, J. (1990). The Don’t-give-up Kid and Learning Differences. Fairport: Verbal Images Press.
A positive, uplifting story about learning differences, ages 5-10
- Smart but Scattered Teens: The “Executive Skills” Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential, by Richard Guare PhD et al.
- Dendy, C. A. Z. (1995). Teenagers With ADD: A Parents’ Guide. Bethesda,MD: Woodbine House, Inc. A hands-on guide for parents and professionals about the issues and challenges of daily life faced by teens with ADHD. Written by a mom who has “been there”
- Nadeau, K. G. (1998). Help4ADD@High School. Bethesda: Advantage Books. An excellent user friendly guide for teens with ADD
- Dendy, C. A. Z., & Zeigler, A. (2003). A Bird’s-Eye View of Life with ADD and ADHD: Advice from Young Survivors. Cedar Bluff: Cherish the Children.A book for teens, written by teens living with the challenges of ADHD that offers advice and strategies
- Dendy, C. A. Z. (2000). Teaching Teens with ADD and ADHD. Bethesda,MD: Woodbine House. A reference guide for parents and teachers loaded with strategies, interventions, and tips to create a positive learning experience
- Snyder, J. M. (2001). AD/HD & Driving. Whitefish: Whitefish Consultants.
A guide for parents and teens with ADHD that addresses specific problems and issues of teenage drivers
- You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder,by Kate Kelly et al.
- ADHD According to Zoë: The Real Deal on Relationships, Finding Your Focus, and Finding Your Keysby Zoë Kessler et al.
Women & ADHD
- The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done
by Terry Matlen et al.
- Women With Attention Deficit Disorder: Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life
by Sari Solden
- Understanding Girls with AD/HD, by Quinn, P. O., Nadeau, K. G., & Littman, E. B
- Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD, by Ari Tuckman
- A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments, by Thomas Brown
- Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults, by Thomas Brown
- Attwood, T. (2007). The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Very readable book that describes Asperger’s disorder for parents and professionals
- Jackson, L. (2002). Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Written by a teen with Asperger Syndrome, practical first-hand experiences offer guidance for adolescents with Asperger’s
- Lovecky, D. (2004). Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other Learning Deficits. New York: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Descriptions of the special strengths and difficulties experienced by many children who are extremely bright and talented, but also impaired by ADHD, Asperger’s and related problems
- Myles, B. S., & Southwick, J. (1999). Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments. Shawnee Mission: Autism Asperger Publishing Co.
Practical solutions for tantrums, meltdowns, and rage. Geared more toward classroom management
- Tanguay, P. B. (2001). Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home. Philadelphia: Jessica Kinglsey Publishers.
A valuable, easy to use reference that parents can turn to again and again, filled with strategies and suggestions to help NVLD kids at home
- Jamison, K. R. (1995). An Unquiet Mind. New York: Vintage Books.
A personal memoir of a successful medical school professor who suffers from bipolar disorder. Moving and enlightening
- Waltz, M. (2000). Bipolar Disorders. Sebastopol: O’Reilly & Associates, Inc.
A comprehensive look at bipolar disorders in children and adolescents, description of the disorders, diagnosis, medications, life and school issues
- Kuhn, C., Swartzwelder, S., & Wilson, W. (2008). Buzzed-3rd Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. Straight facts about the most used & abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy. An informative book for adults and adolescents about substance abuse
- Time Timer – Visual timer that where clock face turns red. Built by a Mother who has a child with special needs. There are also digital versions.
Bouncy Seats/Wiggle Chairs
- Wiggle Seat Inflatable Sensory Chair Cushion for Kids
by Sensory Solutions
- Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don’t have to sit still anymore – “The BEST seat in any Classroom”!
- Apple Watch: This is the best smart watch in my opinion.
- Pebble: Good, solid smart watch. One of the originals and good if you are on a budget or looking for a device for kids.
- Watch Minder: In the age of smart watches this product may be aged out soon. Old-school programmable (not very intuitive) watch with lots of alarms.
Academic Planners/Calendars (Paper)
- The Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write It Down, Get It Done , by Peg Dawson EdD et al.
Academic Planners/Calendars (Digital)
- iStudiez PRO (iOS/Mac, Android, Windows, Desktop versions) – Great for College Students to organize your assignments, exams, course syllabus items, and calendar all in one place.
- Google Calendar (iOS/Mac, Android, Windows, Desktop versions) – Many schools are moving toward Google Classroom. Using Google Calendar students can sync their calendar with their phone, tablet, or laptop. Google Calendar also has “Tasks” (ToDo List type) and “Reminders” (Set alerts) functionality.
- Calendars 5 (iOS/Mac) – Clean, user friendly look. Syncs your Google Calendar with your iPhone.
PWR’s You Tube channel watchlist:
Kids In The House: videos on ADHD from experts in the field.
AADAP: ADHD resources from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
ADDA: Attention Deficit Disorder Association
About.com: see their ADD/ADHD section for great general information on the topic
Additude Magazine: a popular ADHD publication and online blog with great content, links, articles, blog posts, etc.
APSARD: American Professional Society of ADHD Related Disorders
CHADD:Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a nationally recognized authority on ADHD and non-profit organization.
Center for Parent Information and Resources: a huge amount of articles, links, and information for parents of children with disabilities.
Child Mind Institute: their site is chalked full of valuable info.
Everyday Health: another great site with an overview of ADHD symptoms, causes, treatment, and features articles from experts.
IEP & 504 Plan information
NIMH: the National Institute of Mental Health has a ton of information about ADD/ADHD – overview, treatment, diagnosis, symptoms, etc.
WebMD: helpful ADHD medical information on treatment, signs, symptoms, and diagnosis.
DSM-5 Symptom Checklist for Children
Developmental Screening and Assessment Instruments (Birth – 5yrs old)
Vanderbilt Parent Follow Up Assessment
Behavioral Checklist: by M. Kutscher- for parents to give to their child’s teacher and subsequently show to a mental health professional.
Vanderbilt Parent Assessment Scale
Vanderbilt Teacher Assessment Follow-Up
Vanderbilt Teacher Assessment Scale
ADHD Preference and Goal Instrument (ADHD PGI) Instructions:Fiks AG, Mayne S, Hughes CC, DeBartolo E, Behrens C, Guevara JP, Power T. Development of an instrument to measure parents’ preferences and goals for the treatment of Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.Acad Ped, 2012; 12(5):445-455.
ADHD ReWired, Eric Tivers, LCSW
ADHD Experts Podcast
Attention Talk Radio: ADHD coach Jeff Cooper hosts a weekly podcast on various topics related to ADHD.
ADHD Support Talk Radio Online Radio
ADHD Meds | Straight Talk
Sleep With Me Podcast – This podcast is intentionally boring and will put you right to sleep.
ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis,
Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/
Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Pediatric Practitioner Guidelines for Treating and Diagnosing ADHD
What We Know: The Disorder Named ADHD
What We Know: Parenting a Child with ADHD
What We Know: Managing Medication for Children and Adolescents with ADHD
What We Know: ADHD and Coexisting Disorders
What We Know: Psychosocial Treatment for Children and Adolescents with ADHD
What We Know: ADHD and Teens: Information for Parents
What We Know: ADHD and Coexisting Conditions: Tics and Tourette Syndrome
What We Know: ADHD and Coexisting Conditions: Disruptive Behavior Disorders
What We Know: ADHD and Coexisting Conditions: Depression
What We Know: ADHD, Sleep, and Sleep Disorders
Practice Raising Your Hand Before Speaking
Weekly Progress Report
Manual: How to Use a Daily Report Card Program
Daily Report Card for Preschool and Kindergarten Students
Daily Report Card for Elementary Students
Daily Report card for Middle School Students
Blank Daily Report Card
Home Token Economy Program
Manual: How to Set Up a Home Token Economy Program
How did You Do in School Today?
My Jobs List Behavior Chart
Morning Jobs Behavior Chart
My Bedtime Jobs List
Problem Solving Worksheet
Steps to Problem Solving
Overcoming Roadblocks to Family Communication
Identifying Thoughts and Feelings that Lead to Anger
Changing Angry Thoughts to Calm Thoughts
Keeping an Anger Log
Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Conflict
Using Self-Talk to Manage Problems
Calming and Upsetting Self-Talk Activity
Eat Lunch with a Friend Today
Tell Everyone About Your Terrific Behavior Today
You Earned Being a Class Monitor Today
You Earned Computer Time Today
You Earned Free Time in the Art Center Today
You Earned Free Time Today
Tell Everyone You’re a Good Friend
Tell Everyone You Did Good Work Today
You Earned a Homework Pass Today
Tell Everyone You Listened Like a Champ Today