Resources and Recommendations
ADHD/ADD Individuals with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often have trouble paying attention, sitting still, or finishing tasks, which can impact learning, affect one's self-confidence and ability to succeed. Learn more about the prevalence, symptoms, and treatment of ADHD. Learn more here
ADHD Fact Sheet CDC fact sheet
CHADD Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - CHADD is a national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD
Impact ADHD Online coaching and support network for parents of kids with ADHD.
Your ADHD Newsletter blog and reader stories of parenting children with ADHD
National Resource Center on AD/HD CHADD's clearinghouse for science-based information about all aspects of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD)
Understood a collaboration of 15 non-profit organizations to support parents of children with attention issues
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) provides information and local resources including a national conference about adults with ADD
ADDITUDE Strategies and support for ADHD and learning disabilities
Misunderstood Minds The Misunderstood Minds project consists of three elements: The PBS documentary, the companion website on PBS Online, and the Developing Minds Multimedia Library.
Dr. Russell Barkley Internationally recognized authority on ADD/HD
Teaching Teens with ADD and ADHD, A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents, Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S.
The A.D.D. Book, William Sears, MD, and Lynda Thompson, Ph.D.
Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood, Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. And John J. Ratey, M.D.
Learning Outside the Lines by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole
A Bird's Eye View of Life with ADD and ADHD: Advice for Young Survivors by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy and Alex Zeigler
EXECUTIVE FUNCTION Around the time of puberty, the frontal part of the cortex of the brain matures, allowing individuals to perform higher-level tasks like those required in executive function. Think of executive function as what the chief executive officer of a company must do — analyze, organize, decide, and execute. Children and adults with Executive Function Disorder (EDF) have problems with organizing and schedules. They may also have ADHD and/or learning disabilities, but not always - it's a common misdiagnosis for those who are actually living with EFD. Learn more here
Executive Function...What Is It Anyway? article by Chris Dendy
Is It Executive Function Disorder or ADHD? article by Larry Silver, MD
The Important Role of Executive Functioning and Self-Regulation in ADHD article by Russell Barkley, Ph.D.
Late, Lost and Unprepared: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children with Executive Function by Joyce Cooper-Jahn, Ph.D. and Laurie Dietzel, Ph.D.
AUDITORY PROCESSING Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a neurological defect that affects how the brain processes spoken language. It makes it difficult for the child to process verbal instructions or filter out background noise in the classroom. Learn more here
When the Brain Can't Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder by Teri James Bellis, Ph.D.
AUTISM Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. With the May 2013 publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Learn more here
Autism Fact Sheet CDC fact sheet
Autism Speaks Autism advocacy organization
Autism New Jersey
Asperger's Syndrome Written by a parent with useful strategies and insights
ASPEN New Jersey provides families and individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder with education, support, and advocacy resources
MOSAIC List on Yahoo Groups NJ parents-only support group
NJ Autism Registry
POAC (Parents of Autistic Children) An organization providing scientifically-based training to parents, teachers, and service providers
Asperger Adventures by Kathy Hoopman - a wonderful series of chapter books for kids ages 9 years and older
Autism's Hidden Blessings by Kelly Langston
Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder
Unstuck and On Target! An Executive Function Curriculum to Improve Flexibility for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Lynn Cannon, M.Ed.
Autism As Context Blindness by Peter Vermeulen, Ph.D.
Since We're Friends: An Autism Picture Book by Celeste Shally and David Harrington
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