Websites ADDitude Magazine Much more than a magazine, this website offers support for parents, adults and professionals through frequent webinars and articles with relevant topics.
Understood.org "Our goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. We want to empower them to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences. With this knowledge, parents can make effective choices that propel their children from simply coping to truly thriving."
ADHD Institute An educational platform developed and funded by Shire provides an overview of the DSM-5TM medical classification system for ADHD and discusses the severity of symptoms.
Attention Deficit Disorder Association The Attention Deficit Disorder Association provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives.
Executive Function and Self-Regulation "Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. Just as an air traffic control system at a busy airport safely manages the arrivals and departures of many aircraft on multiple runways, the brain needs this skill set to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses."
Articles To the Cashier Who Confronted Me This post illustrates the sheer terror we often experience as parents of children with ADHD. Fear born of experience as we watch our babies get told over and over again that they need to settle down, sit still, start listening, pay attention, try harder, do better ...
7 Executive Functioning Deficits Tied to ADHD An internationally recognized authority on ADHD, Russell Barkley, Ph.D., explains how executive function deficits originate in the brain and how they may serve as early warning signs of ADHD.
Time for Plan B? 10 Tips for Dealing with an Explosive Child by Ross Greene, PhD "Oppositional, noncompliant, and defiant behaviors magnify and outshine nearly all other challenges faced by kids with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). The arguments, backtalk, and (in some cases) physical aggression turn daily interactions into constant sources of frustration for both the kids themselves and their caregivers — and there is too much disparate advice available for caregivers to know the best way to respond."
Through Your Child's Eyes Experience firsthand how frustrating it is when your hand won’t write what your brain is telling it to. Or how hard it is to complete a simple task when you have trouble focusing. Use these unique simulations and videos to better understand your child’s world.
Books The Explosive Child by Ross Greene, PhD "A groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intractable behaviors, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field."
Ending the Parent/Teen Control Battle by Neil D. Brown "Power struggles between parents and teens are nothing new, but chronic control battles are destructive to teen development as well as the entire family. According to psychotherapist Neil Brown, these battles occur as the result of self-perpetuating negative relationship patterns. Chock-full of powerful and easy-to-use evidence-based tools, this book will help you understand and end the painful tug-of-war with your teen and foster a peaceful and loving home environment."
SOAR Study Skills by Susan Kruger This book is great for anyone wishing to improve their study skills. "A simple and efficient system for earning better grades in less time." I sneak in these ideas whenever I can.