Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common
mental disorders among children. It affects 3 to 5 percent of
all children, perhaps as many as 2 million American children.
Two to three times more boys than girls are affected. On the
average, at least one child in every classroom in the United
States needs help because of ADHD.
of the current information about ADHD is available online. Below
are some of the best web sites available. If you are looking
for more websites on the topic, try using these terms when you
do your search: "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder;""
Hyperactive Children"; and "Attention-Deficit Disordered
ADHD Information Library
This comprehensive site provides information on all aspects
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (National Institute of Mental
This site provides a wealth of information on ADHD including
the symptoms, causes and where parents can get help.
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Provides an extensive list of web resources and information.
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
This is the official website for the National Attention Deficit
A virtual neighborhood consolidating in ONE PLACE, information
and resources relating to Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.),
ADHD and Learning Disorders (LD)
books may be located in either the Children's or Adult area
classified under the Dewey numbers 616.8589 or 618.9285. Information
from magazine and newspaper articles can be found in your local
library's database collection. Ask your librarian for more information
on how to use these resources or
visit your library online at www.nassaulibrary.org/list/nasslist.html
A.D.D Book: New Understandings, New Approaches to Parenting
by William Sears & Lynda Thompson.
book provides parents with a highly positive, helpful guide
to understanding and assisting the ADD child.
ADHD- Autism Connection: a step toward more accurate diagnosis
and effective treatment by Diane Kennedy.
book discusses new insights on ADHD and autism, similarities
in symptoms, misdiagnoses, etc.
ADHD Parenting Handbook: Practical Advice for Parents from Parents
by Colleen Alexander-Roberts.
book is filled with the experiences of hundreds of parents of
ADHD children. ADHD is defined briefly, and the author provides
insight into the diagnostic process. The author also focuses
on management techniques that a family and child can utilize
to survive everyday life.
Attention Deficit Answer Book: The Best Medications and Parenting
Strategies for Your Child by Alan Watchel.
Attention Deficit Answer Book expertly guides readers step-by-step
through the process of deciding how to best handle their child's
particular case. In this comprehensive book, readers will discover:
how to get an accurate diagnosis, how to select a specialist
and how to determine the best medication for their child.
to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping With Attention Deficit
Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell.
vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults
and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms
ADD takes and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and
Parenting for ADD/ADHD Children: A Practical Parent's Guide
for Managing Difficult Behaviors by Grad L. Flick.
essential information that parents can implement to help children
with ADD/ADHD at home and at school. Includes an array of charts,
forms, checklists, letters, activities, and games.