Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Looking at Attention Issues: Resources

Today’s post is the last post of the Looking at Attention Issues series:

There are many good resources available for children and parents of children with attention issues. Books mentioned in a post from last year (click here) and the resources listed below are a good place to start.

CHADD (Children and Adults With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
CHADD is a national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.

This organization focuses on the needs of adults and young adults with ADD/ADHD, and their children and families.

This site provides broad-based information about health topics, including ADHD

This site is a comprehensive resource for parents, teachers and professionals. The complete site is huge and it’s well worth exploring. This link connects you to the page of attention information.

These books are recommended and described by other sources.
 Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell & John Ratey
Provides accessible, engaging discussion of every aspect of Attention Deficit Disorder.

 Delivered from Distraction by Edward Hallowell & John Ratey
Through the stories of the experiences of their patients, the authors show the varied form ADD takes and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.

 Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults by Thomas Brown
This book addresses common myths that surround ADHD, and explains how the disorder affects both children and adults. The author disputes the explanation of a lack of willpower as the reason for low achievement, and describes how malfunctions in the brain of those with ADHD can affect performance throughout the lifespan.

As a parent of a son with ADHD, I know many of the challenges it presents. I hope this series has provided some support.

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