Best Children's Learning Disorders Books
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1. The Explosive Child [Fifth Edition]: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
Author: by Ross W. 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. What’s an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustrationcrying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse.
A child whose frequent, severe outbursts leave his or her parents feeling frustrated, scared, worried, and desperate for help. Most of these parents have tried everything-reasoning, explaining, punishing, sticker charts, therapy, medicationbut to no avail. They can’t figure out why their child acts the way he or she does; they wonder why the strategies that work for other kids don’t work for theirs; and they don’t know what to do instead.
Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren’t attention-seeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren’t passive, permissive pushovers.
2. CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders
Author: by Lisa Phifer
PESI Publishing & Media
The CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents gives you the resources to help the children in your life handle their daily obstacles with ease. Inside this workbook you’ll find hundreds of worksheets, exercises, and activities to help treat: – Trauma – ADHD – Autism – Anxiety – Depression – Conduct Disorders Written by clinicians and teachers with decades of experience working with kids, these practical and easy-to-use therapy tools are vital to teaching children how to cope with and overcome their deepest struggles.
Step-by-step, you’ll see how the best strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy are adapted for children. Client Activities are created for the child to do themselves either in-session or as homework. Whether supervised by the therapist or their caregiver, they will be able to do the activity at any age or stage in the treatment process.
3. Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed
Author: by Tyler McNamer
Part memoir, part inspirational guide, Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed is a groundbreaking book that offers readers the ability to see life through the eyes of a young man with autism. Written by Tyler McNamer at the age of 17, Tyler not only details his challenges, but he also offers hope and encouragement to others who face seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Whether you re an educator, a family member of someone with autism, or simply looking for inspiration, you ll appreciate the opportunity to step inside this remarkable young man s mind. As Tyler explains, I ve been called a retard, dumb, and disabled.
I ve been bullied, picked on, and made fun of. They put me in special classes and told me that I should not expect to reach my goals. Yet rather than view his diagnosis negatively, Tyler considers his unique viewpoint a gift.
It is with this perspective that he wrote Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed. In this memorable book, Tyler details his experiences with bullying, isolation, and others low expectations of him. But rather than allowing himself to be limited by his autism diagnosis, this courageous and insightful young man rose above his challenges to encourage others to follow their dreams and become leaders in their own lives.
4. Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder
Author: by Edward M. Hallowell M.D.
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 patientsboth adults and childrenHallowell 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 disorderincluding high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.
5. Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
Author: by Peg Dawson
There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your smart but scattered child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger.Drs.
Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial executive skills-the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions.
Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements-this empowering book shows how.
6. ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction–from Childhood through Adulthood
Author: by Edward M. Hallowell M.D.
A revolutionary new approach to ADD/ADHD featuring cutting-edge research and strategies to help readers thrive, by the bestselling authors of the seminal books Driven to Distraction and Delivered from DistractionAn inspired road map for living with a distractible brain …
If you or your child suffer from ADHD, this book should be on your shelf. It will give you courage and hope. Michael Thompson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising CainWorld-renowned authors Dr. Edward M. Hallowell and Dr. John J.
Ratey literally wrote the book on ADD/ADHD more than two decades ago. Their bestseller, Driven to Distraction, largely introduced this diagnosis to the public and sold more than a million copies along the way. Now, most people have heard of ADHD and know someone who may have it.
But lost in the discussion of both childhood and adult diagnosis of ADHD is the potential upside: Many hugely successful entrepreneurs and highly creative people attribute their achievements to ADHD. Also unknown to most are the recent research developments, including innovations that give a clearer understanding of the ADHD brain in action.In ADHD 2.0, Drs.
7. Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential
Author: by Richard Guare
The Guilford Press
“I told you, I’ll do it later.” “I forgot to turn in the stupid application.” “Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again.” “I can’t walk the dog-I have too much homework!”If you’re the parent of a “smart but scattered” teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle.
Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens’ independence by building their executive skills-the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions.
Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future-while making your relationship stronger.
Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size. See also the authors’ Smart but Scattered (with a focus on 4- to 13-year-olds) and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write It Down, Get It Done, designed for middle and high school students to use in conjunction with coaching, and related titles for professionals.
8. Monday's Not Coming
Author: by Tiffany D Jackson
Katherine Tegen Books
“Jackson’s characters and their heart-wrenching story linger long after the final page, urging readers to advocate for those who are disenfranchised and forgotten by society and the system.” (Publishers Weekly, “An Anti-Racist Children’s and YA Reading List”)From the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly, Tiffany D.
Jackson, comes a gripping novel about the mystery of one teenage girl’s disappearance and the traumatic effects of the truth. Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparablemore sisters than friends.
So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried. When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday wouldn’t just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone.
Not after last year’s rumors and not with her grades on the line. Now Claudia needs her bestand onlyfriend more than ever. But Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help.
9. Taking Charge of ADHD, Fourth Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents
Author: by Russell A. Barkley
The Guilford Press
The leading parent resource about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment has now been revised and updated with the latest information and resources. Prominent authority Russell A. Barkley compassionately guides you to: *Understand why kids with ADHD act the way they do.
Get an accurate diagnosis. Work with school and health care professionals to find needed support. Implement a proven eight-step behavior management plan. Build your child’s academic and social skills. Restore harmony at home. New to the fourth edition are a chapter on health risks associated with ADHD, the latest information on the causes of the disorder, current facts on medications, a new discussion of sibling issues, advice for parents who might have ADHD themselves, downloadable practical tools, and much more.
10. The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder (The Out-of-Sync Child Series)
Author: by Carol Kranowitz
The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)-and presents a drug-free approach that offers hope for parents-now revised and updated. Does your child exhibit… Over-responsivity-or under-responsivity-to touch or movement? A child with SPD may be a “sensory avoider,” withdrawing from touch, refusing to wear certain clothing, avoiding active games-or he may be a “sensory disregarder,” needing a jump start to get moving.
Over-responsivity-or under-responsivity-to sounds, sights taste, or smell? She may cover her ears or eyes, be a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory cues. Cravings for sensation? The “sensory craver” never gets enough of certain sensations, e.G., messy play, spicy food, noisy action, and perpetual movement.
Poor sensory discrimination? She may not sense the difference between objects or experiences-unaware of what she’s holding unless she looks, and unable to sense when she’s falling or how to catch herself. Unusually high or low activity level? The child may be constantly on the go-wearing out everyone around him-or move slowly and tire easily, showing little interest in the world.
11. Turn Autism Around: An Action Guide for Parents of Young Children with Early Signs of Autism
Author: by Mary Lynch Barbera Ph.D.
This is the first book of its kind that calls attention to an important fact: parents can make a tremendous impact on their child through behavioral practices taught at home. Dr. Barbera has created a tool kit that any parent can use to help remediate-and in some cases eliminate-some symptoms of autism and other developmental delays in young children, even in as little as 15 minutes a day.
Developmental delays and signs of autism usually show up before 18 months of age, yet children are often not diagnosed until they are 4 or 5 years old. In Turn Autism Around, Dr. Mary Barbera explains why parents can’t afford to worry and wait in long lines for evaluations and treatment while not knowing how to help their children.
She empowers parents, caregivers, and early intervention professionals to regain hope and take back control with simple strategies to dramatically improve outcomes for their children. Dr. Barbera has created a new approach to teaching kids with developmental delays that uses the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) married with a positive, child-friendly methodology that any parent can use-whether or not their child has delays-to learn to teach communication skills, socialization strategies, as well as tackle sleep, eating, potty training, and behavior challenges in a positive, effective, and lasting way.
12. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbook: Heal the Hidden Wounds from Childhood Affecting Your Adult Mental and Physical Health
Author: by Glenn R. Schiraldi PhD
New Harbinger Publications
Practical skills for healing the hidden wounds of childhood traumaWe’re all a product of our childhood, and if you’re like most people, you have experienced some form of childhood trauma. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are at the root of nearly all mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Memories associated with ACEs imprint on a child’s brain, and can manifest themselves mentally and physically throughout adulthoodeven decades after the traumatic incident. So, how can you begin healing the deep wounds of ACEs and build strength and resilience? In this innovative workbook, trauma specialist Glenn Schiraldi presents practical, evidence-based skills to help you heal from ACEs.
In addition to dealing with the symptoms, you’ll learn to address the root cause of your suffering, change the way your brain responds to stress and the outside world, and soothe troubling memories. Using the trauma-informed and resilience-building practices in this book, you will:Understand how toxic childhood stress is affecting your healthRewire disturbing imprints in your brain using cutting-edge skillsLearn how to regulate stress and emotional arousalDiscover why traditional psychological approaches might not be helpingKnow when and how to find the right kind of therapy Childhood trauma doesn’t have to define you for the rest of your life.
13. Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, Revised and Updated Edition: Practical Strategies to Overcome Fears, Worries, and Phobias and Be Prepared for Life–from Toddlers to Teens
Author: by Tamar Chansky Ph.D.
Childhood should be a happy, carefree time. Too many children are stressed-out and exhibiting symptoms of anxiety. In Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, childhood anxiety expert Dr. Tamar Chansky shares a proven approach for helping children build emotional resilience for a happier and healthier life.
Parents everywhere want to know: What is normal? How can you know when stress has crossed over into a full-blown anxiety disorder? How can you prevent anxiety from taking root? And how do you help your son or daughter break free from a pattern of fear and worry and lead a happy, productive life?
Fortunately, anxiety is very treatable, and parents can do a lot to help get their children’s emotional well-being back on track. Freeing Your Child from Anxiety contains easy, fun, and effective tools for teaching children to outsmart their worries and take charge of their fears.
This revised and updated edition also teaches how to prepare children to withstand the pressure in our competitive test-driven culture. Learn the tips, techniques, and exercises kids need to implement the book’s advice right away, including How to Talk to Your Child sections and Do It Today activities at the end of each chapter.
14. Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
Author: by Edward M. Hallowell
If you read only one book about attention deficit disorder, it should be Delivered from Distraction. Michael Thompson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising CainIn 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder.
Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorderall are changing radically.
And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs.Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD.
As Hallowell and Ratey point out, attention deficit disorder is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds.
15. The Anxiety Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety and Worry
Author: by Lisa M. Schab LCSW
From managing social media stress to dealing with pandemics and other events beyond your control, this fully revised and updated edition of The Anxiety Workbook for Teens has the tools you need to put anxiety in its place. In our increasingly uncertain world, there are plenty of reasons for anyone to feel anxious.
And as a teen, you’re also dealing with academic stress, social and societal pressures, and massive changes taking place in your body, brain, and emotions. The good news is that there are a lot of effective techniques you can useboth on your own and with the help of a therapist or counselorto reduce your feelings of anxiety and keep them from taking over your life.
Now fully revised and updated, this second edition of The Anxiety Workbook for Teens provides the most up-to-date strategies for managing fear, anxiety, and worry, so you can reach your goals and be your best. You’ll find new skills to help you handle school pressures and social media overload, develop a positive self-image, recognize your anxious thoughts, and stay calm in times of extreme uncertainty.
16. You Mean I'm not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults w/ Attention Deficit Disorder
Author: by Kate Kelly
An updated edition of the classic self-help book for people with Attention Deficit Disorder! With over a quarter million copies in print, You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! Is one of the bestselling books on attention deficit disorder (ADD) ever written.
There is a great deal of literature about children with ADD. But what do you do if you have ADD and aren’t a child anymore? This indispensable referencethe first of its kind written for adults with ADD by adults with ADDfocuses on the experiences of adults, offering updated information, practical how-tos and moral support to help readers deal with ADD.
It also explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration or impulsive behavior. Here’s what’s new: -The new medications and their effectiveness -The effects of ADD on human sexuality -The differences between male and female ADDincluding falling estrogen levels and its impact on cognitive function -The power of meditation -How to move forward with coaching And the book still includes advice about: -Achieving balance by analyzing one’s strengths and weaknesses -Getting along in groups, at work and in intimate and family relationshipsincluding how to decrease discord and chaos -Learning the mechanics and methods for getting organized and improving memory -Seeking professional help, including therapy and medication