Books and Documentaries

Here you will find resources to help you understand, leverage and succeed with your ADD or Dyslexia.

Books about ADD

 

driven to distractionDriven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder by: Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey MD.

“Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers.

Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.”

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married to distraction Married to Distraction: How to Restore Intimacy and Strengthen Your Partnership in an Age of  Interruption by: Edward M. Hallowell, Susan Hallowell and Melissa Orlov.

 “Are you more distant from your spouse than you’d like to be? Do you or your spouse waste time  mindlessly viewing email or surfing the Web? Welcome to the club! Modern marriage is busy, distracted, and overloaded to extremes, with ever-increasing lists of things to do, superficial electronic connections, and interrupted moments. The good news is that there are straightforward and effective ways to restore communication and connection, resurrect happiness and romance, and strengthen—even save—a marriage.

• Observe the natural sequence of sustaining love: attention, time, connection, and play.
• Develop and nurture empathy—the essential building block to healthy communication.
• Carve out small moments of uninterrupted attention for each other.
• Identify the pressures that our crazybusy lifestyles put on love and marriage, and fight back with tenderness and appreciation.

Complete with scripts, tips, communication techniques, and a detailed 30-day reconnection plan, as well as inspiring real-life stories, Married to Distraction will set couples on a course of understanding, healing, and love.

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ari tuckmanMore Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD by: Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA

“This is the only book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) written in a structure that caters to the tendency for adults with ADHD to jump around. This essential guidebook begins by describing how the ADHD brain processes information and how that leads to typical challenges that people with ADHD experience, as well as why certain strategies are effective and others aren’t. This lays the foundation for everything that follows, from getting diagnosed to an overview of the research of how ADHD affects people’s lives. A thorough explanation of standard treatment options-including medication, therapy, and coaching-as well as alternative treatments, helps guide adults with ADHD to get the most from their healthcare providers. From there, the book provides an extensive collection of practical strategies to overcome common struggles in the areas of self-esteem, work, relationships, friendships, parenting, and everyday life. It covers everything from time management to getting organized. Brief, ADHD-friendly articles can stand alone or be read in sequence, making it the perfect book for the busy adult with ADHD who wants rock-solid information that is easily digestible.”

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365365+1 Ways to Succeed with ADHD : A Whole New Year’s Worth of Valuable Tips & Strategies From the World’s Best ADHD Coaches & Experts Edited by: Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC

“We did it again! After the huge success of the first 365 Ways to Succeed book, once again we asked over 80 ADHD experts and professionals from around the world to answer the question, “What is the most valuable tip or strategy that you know of for succeeding with ADHD?” The amazing responses are included in these pages! Whether you have ADHD or if affects someone you care about, the resources and encouragement within these pages are the answers you’ve been looking for!”

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Books about Dyslexia

 

giftThe Gift of Dyslexia, Revised and Expanded: Why Some of the Smartest People Can’t Read…and How They Can Learn by: Ronald Davis and Eldon M. Braun. 

“This book outlines a unique and revolutionary program with a phenomenally high success rate in helping dyslexics learn to read and to overcome other difficulties associated with it. This new edition is expanded to include new teaching techniques and revised throughout with up-to-date information on research, studies, and contacts.”

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dyslexia wonders

Dyslexia Wonders: Understanding the Daily Life of a Dyslexic from a Child’s Point of View by: Jennifer Smith

“A Child Knows More Than You Think
Written by a 12 Year Old Child With Dyslexia
Jennifer is struggling through school. Kids tease her, teachers question her ability. Her own family doesn’t even understand her.
Listen to her story as she tells it in her own words.
Learn how she struggles from being different from her peers, how she reacted when she finally found out why, and how she overcame the trials dyslexia brought into her life.  Parents, teachers, tutors, and family members will benefit from the lessons in this remarkable story.
“I Have Dyslexia: This Does Not Define Who I Am!”  Jennifer Smith
For the one in every five children who has dyslexia and the millions of other’s who struggle to read at their own grade levels and for their parents, teachers, tutors, families and friends.”

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reversalsReversals: A Personal Account of Victory over Dyslexia by: Eileen Simpson

dylsexic adultThe Dyslexic Adult in A Non-Dyslexic World by: Cynthia Klein and Ellen Morgan

“The Dyslexic Adult in a non-dyslexic world is aimed at teachers, employers, careers advisers, counsellors and any others who work with, support or live with dyslexic adults. Using case studies and adult “voices” to illustrate and elaborate their points, the authors explore a range of issues affecting dyslexic adults.

The book approaches the understanding of dyslexia through the perspective of the dyslexic adult and through examining the dyslexic “cognitive style” and its impact on how this affects dyslexic adults in their personal, academic and work lives.

The Dyslexic Adult explores the importance of diagnosis and discusses many of the contentious issues surrounding the assessment of dyslexic adults. It suggests strategies and creative solutions for dyslexic difficulties as well as ways of exploiting dyslexic strengths.

Finally, it takes a look into the future, suggesting that changes in the 21st century may alter perceptions of dyslexia and the opportunities for roles which dyslexic adults play in society, and encourages the non-dyslexic world to value the contributions which dyslexic adults can make.”

Documentaries

Embracing Dyslexia (2013)  directed by Luis Macias

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia (2012) directed by: James Redford

Living with ADHD: a BBC Documentary (2007)

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