Top Resources for Information on ADHD and Executive Functioning:
- Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents. Barkley, Russell (2013): This book provides parents with evidence based interventions regarding ADHD. It is well written and easily readable, while providing parents and practitioners with the latest research supported information regarding ADHD and various interventions.
- Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention. Dawson, Peg and Guare, Richard (2010): This book is aimed at practitioners that work with children with Executive Functioning concerns. It may be a little research heavy for some parents; however, it is a wonderful resource for therapists and educators. It includes basic research on Executive Functioning as well modifications and interventions that can help children and adolescents with a variety of Executive Functioning issues including disorganization, inflexibility, initiation of tasks, and monitoring work.
- Late Lost and Unprepared: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning. Cooper-Kahn, J. and Dietzel: This is a fantastic resource that provides information about Executive Functioning and strategies to help with organization, problem solving, and task initiation. This is reader friendly and provides great information that can be implemented in home and school settings.
- Additude Magazine: www.additudemag.com: This is a quarterly magazine and website that provides research based information to parents regarding a host of topics associated with ADHD. The advisory board for this magazine and website includes some of the best known researchers who ensure high quality information.
- CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. www.chadd.org: CHADD is a national, non-profit organization that strives to provide parents and therapists with the latest information regarding ADHD. There are many resources available thorough this website and organization, and the information is truly empirically based.
As a note, these are just a few of the many resources that are available for parents, educators, and therapists regarding ADHD and Executive Functioning. These resources should be considered just one component of the puzzle of information regarding diagnosis and intervention.
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