9 Good Old Books on Learning Disability, ADHD and Dyslexia: 2 in a Series

9 Good Old Books on Learning Disability, ADHD and Dyslexia: 2 in a Series

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.

Just in case you DON’T agree with this particular list–or have some favorites of your own–let us know about them. We’ll share what you tell us so others can have the benefit. Call me at (805) 962-8087. You might even feel like reviewing a title. That could be arranged as well.

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DARC’s full list, which I’ve revised slightly, is too overwhelming to present at once. This is the second installment. We suggest you print out each group as we post it in the coming days.

No, you don’t have to read them all. 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.

–Hod Gray

Davis, L., Sirotowitz, S. and Parker, H.C. (1996). Study Strategies Made Easy: A Practical Plan for School Success

Dockstader, Mary Ann & Payne, Laurene (1989). To a Different Drummer: Helping Children with Learning Disabilities. Albuquerque, N.M.: I.S.S. Publications. Remedial techniques for working with young children with learning problems. OUT OF PRINT

Duane, Drake D. & Gray, David B. (1991). The Reading Brain: The Biological Basis of Dyslexia. York Press. OUT OF PRINT. [But try Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read by Stanislas Dehaene, (2010), Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolfe (2008), or Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3 by Pamela A. Nevills and Patricia A. Wolfe (2009)]

Everett, Craig A. and Sandra V. (1999). Family Therapy for ADHD: Treating Children, Adolescents and Adults. New York: Guilford Press. One of the only books for therapists who are treating ADHD in families. Good therapeutic structure and goals. Recommended for practitioners.

Evans-Morris, Suzanne. Marvelous Mouth Music. Sensory Resources (2005). Nonsense songs and exercises to improve speech by noted speech therapist.

Fisher & Cummings (1993). Survival Guide for Teenagers with Learning Differences. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing OUT OF PRINT. [But Free Spirit’s Survival Guide for Kids with LD (1992) or the Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD (2006)

Giler, Janet Z. (2011). Socially ADDept: Teaching Social Skills to Children with ADHD, LD and Asperger’s. Easy to use. Recommended by therapists and professionals. N.Y.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Goldstein, S. & Mather, N. (1998). Overcoming Underachieving: An Action Guide to Helping Your Child Succeed in School.. N.Y.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Greene, Ross W. (2010). The Explosive Child : A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, ‘Chronically Inflexible’ Children. A classic.

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