Your Picks: Best Books for ADHD and LD

ADDitude asked: What are some of the best book you’ve read — or videos you’ve seen — to help you understand or manage ADHD and LD?

Pile of books and question mark, representing poll about best books for ADHD and LD

Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges Are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them, by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

—Kay, Maryland

> The book ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know, edited by Michael I. Reiff, M.D.
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> I have not read a book about ADHD, but I do love to read this magazine. It describes my child to a T.
Connie Grismer, Chandler, Arizona

> I love the book Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities, by David Flink.
Cindy Thornton, Dallas, Texas

> I love the YouTube videos by Ned Hallowell.
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> I’m currently reading What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting ADHD, by Penny Williams. It combines firsthand experience from a mom who’s been there and practical tips that parents can use.
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> My favorite books are Taking Charge of Adult ADHD, by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., and Delivered from Distraction, by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., and John J. Ratey, M.D.
Elizabeth, Virginia

> Susan Pinsky’s book Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD. It’s unlike any other. I also like Fast Minds: How to Thrive If You Have ADHD (Or Think You Might), by Craig Surman, M.D., and Tim Bilkey, M.D.; and The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done, by Terry Matlen, MSW. Honestly, though, I’ve never finished reading a book about ADHD.
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> Women with Attention Deficit Disorder: Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life, by Sari Solden, M.S., is my favorite.
M.K., Illinois

> Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It, by Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D. The book helped us understand what is going on inside our son’s brain. We also love and actually use The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children, by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. It’s so helpful.
Mandy W., Denton, Texas

> Driven to Distraction, by Ned Hallowell and John Ratey is the best book I’ve read. After finishing it, I finally understood how my child’s brain is wired and how I can help him.
Laurie, Ontario, Canada

> That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life, by Ana Homayoun.
Kim, Newton, Kansas

> The information I have received from ADDitude magazine is top of the line. It is comprehensive and helpful. Equal or better are your weekly webinars that I have been very fortunate to attend.
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> When Too Much Isn’t Enough: Ending the Destructive Cycle of AD/HD and Addictive Behavior, by Wendy Richardson.
Jess Lofland, Los Angeles, California

> A book called My Dyslexia, by Philip Schultz, a prizewinning poet who captures what it feels like to live with LD and ADHD.
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> The YouTube video The 30 Essential Ideas Every Parent Needs to Know, with Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. All of the information is delivered with wit and style.
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> It’s hard to narrow it down to one, but two of my favorites are Ned Hallowell’s Distraction series and Melissa Orlov’s The ADHD Effect on Marriage.
Ann, New York

> With regard to dyslexia, the best movie I’ve seen is The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. I’m dyslexic and before watching it, I had a poor self-image. I learned a lot from the movie, and now I respect myself a lot more.
Stephen, Phoenix, Arizona

> Healing ADD, by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. It opened my mind to the fact that I might have attention deficit.
Eve Govea, Plainfield, Illinois

TAGS: ADHD Products, Children's Books

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