Everyone has their favorite sources of information, and often that means a favorite book. New books are continually coming out. Sometimes new ideas come along. Sometimes they really change the game. Often, they don’t.
I think, and many others agree, that having as rich a knowledge base as possible–call it a data bank–pays dividends forever. The list below is a good place to start when it comes to dyslexia, ADHD and learning disabilities. They aren’t the stylish new ones, but they won’t let you down. They come well-recommended by people with dyslexia, too.
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DARC’s full list, which I’ve revised slightly, is too overwhelming to present at once. This is the third installment. We suggest you print out each group as we post it in the coming days.
Special Needs Project has some of these titles, and You-Know-Who has also. Some may be hard to find. If you can’t find or borrow what you’re looking for–well, my phone number is above, and I love to talk.
Hallowell, Edward M. & Ratey, John J. (1995). Driven to Distraction. N.Y.: Simon and Schuster. A favorite overview book because it has great lists.
Ingersoll, B.C. & Goldstein, S. (2001). Lonely, Sad, & Angry: A Parent’s Guide to Depression in Children and Adolescence.
Katz, M. (1997). On Playing a Poor Hand Well. N.Y.: W.W. Norton & Co.
Kelly, Kate and Ramundo, Peggy (2001). You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy? Updated edition. Tyrell and Jeremy Press. A classic for adults with ADD.
LaVoie, Richard (2004), How Difficult Can This Be: The F.A.T. City Workshop. PBS. “FAT City” is one of the best videos out on being inside the experience of the LD Child
La Voie, Richard. (2005) Last One Picked, First One Picked On. PBS. OUT OF PRINT but available online.
Another excellent video on the social effects of LD/ADHD on children. Stresses understanding the hidden curriculum.
Levine, M.D. (1998). Developmental Variation of Learning Disorders. Second edition. Cambridge, MA: Educators’ Publishing Service, Inc. OUT OF PRINT but available online.
Moss, Robert. (1996). Why Johnny Can’t Concentrate. N.Y.: Bantam Books. Good overview book on Attention Deficit Disorder aimed at parents and teachers. Easy to read. OUT OF PRINT but available online.
Nadeau, Kathleen (2006). Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD. Second edition. Magination Press.
Nadeau, Kathleen, Littman, Ellen and Quinn, Patricia (2000). Understanding Girls with AD/HD. Advantage Books.
An excellent book for women and anyone wishing to understand how AD/HD affects women. Excellent description of the role of hormones. See also the authors’ Understanding Women with AD/HD (2002).
Norwicki, Stephen & Duke, Marshall (1992). Helping the Child Who Doesn’t Fit In. Atlanta: GA. Good book for working with young children. Lists many exercises one can do with young children. Good for teachers and parents.