Advanced Search: Need a little help? Find it here
Organizations: Local

Amend Psychological Services, PSC (Lexington, KY)

Amend Psychological Services provides comprehensive psychological services including assessment and evaluation, consultations, counseling, and therapy for children, adolescents, and their families. Populations served in our practice include: students with LD, ADHD, or other learning and behavior difficulties; gifted/talented students; special needs students; twice exceptional learners; children experiencing life adjustments associated with divorce, grief and loss, and other family transitions; and, children with chronic illness or chronic pain such as migraines.

Organizations: National

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

This website is the online home of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. CHADD is a national non-profit organization founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and children with AD/HD. CHADD is composed of dedicated volunteers from around the country who play an integral part in the association's success by providing resources and encouragement to parents, educators and professionals on a grassroots level.

National Directory of Vision Therapy Providers

The directory provides free referral for a liscenced eye doctor who provides vision therapy. This directory also offers advice for people who have questions about ADHD/ADD and how it relates to vision problems.

Printed Materials: Books

101 School Success Tools for Students With ADHD

101 School Success Tools for Students With ADHD provides the materials and guidance necessary to assist teachers and parents as they empower students with ADHD to become successful learners. Based on field-tested strategies for use with learners with ADHD, the book provides a brief overview of the specific learning needs of these students, as well as a wide variety of tools that teachers can immediately pull out and use in the classroom and parents can use in the home setting.

Answers to Distraction

In this sequel to "Driven to Distraction," Edward Hallowell and John Ratay provide practical solutions to the struggles of people with ADD. Each chapter is devoted to one aspect of the disorder: ADD in women, ADD and aggression, ADD and addiction and more.

Beyond Ritalin: Facts About Medication and Other Strategies for Helping Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders

An expert on ADD, Stephen Garber provides a guide for coping with this disorder by helping to answer the questions: Do I have a correct diagnosis of ADHD? What kind of medication might be helpful? What else can and should I do to help myself or my child deal with this problem? In addition, this book includes a complete checklist of ADHD symptoms, charts, work sheets and a comprehensive list of valuable resources and support groups.

Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism

This book is designed to shed new light on twice exceptional students by identifying who twice exceptional children are and taking an unflinching look at why they’re stuck. The first work to boldly examine the widespread misdiagnosis and controversies that arise from our current diagnostic system, it serves as a wake-up call for parents and professionals to question why our mental health and education systems are failing our brightest children.

College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities

Planning for college can be one of the biggest moments in a teen’s life, but for those students with learning and other disabilities, the college experience can be fraught with frustration, uncertainty, and lowered self-confidence. Written by Cynthia G. Simpson, Ph.D. and Vicky G. Spencer, Ph.D., this book offers teens the confidence, strategies, and guidance they need to effectively choose a college, get prepared for university life, and make the most of their collegiate experience. Special sections also discuss ADHD and Asperger’s syndrome. Click here to read a review of this book.

Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits

This book provides an insight into the challenges and benefits specific to gifted children with attention difficulties. Explaining why certain children are gifted and how giftedness is manifested, each chapter addresses the relevance for children with AD/HD, autism and Asperger Syndrome.

Dreamers, Discoverers & Dynamos: How to Help the Child Who Is Bright, Bored and Having Problems in School (Formerly Titled 'The Edison Trait')

Written by psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, this book offers advice for parents struggling to raise children who are clearly bright, but also maddeningly unfocused. The author calls such children "Edison-trait" who exhibit divergent thinking, focusing on many ideas simultaneously.

Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood

As two successful medical professionals with ADD, authors Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey help dispel a vairety of myths about the disorder - i.e. "ADD is an issue only for children." The book goes on to cite stories and case studies of many who have dealt successfully with their diagnosis.

Get Organized Without Losing It (Free Spirit Laugh & Learn Series)

Winner of the National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) Honors recipient for ages 6+, this book by Janet S. Fox and Pamela Espeland, is full of you-can-do-it ways for your child to manage his desk, locker, backpack and other major messes. Find out how your son/daughter can be organized with less stress and more success.

Is Your Child Hyperactive? Inattentive? Impulsive? Distractable?: Helping the ADD/Hyperactive Child

This book outlines a proven step-by-step program to help change your child's behavior at home. Stephen Garber discusses the characteristics of inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity.

Meeting the Challenge: Using Love and Logic to Help Children Develop Attention and Behavior Skills

This book shows us how, with an understandable ten step program for home and an equally straightforward program for school, children with attention or behavior problems can succeed with the help of firm, loving parents and teachers. Jim Fay, Foster Cline and Robert Sornson have been sharing the skills of parenting through Love and Logic for over 20 years.

Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders

Written by six experts in the field, this award-winning book discusses the importance of identifying giftedness and understanding how the characteristics of being gifted are often similar to those used to diagnosis disorders such as ADHD, ODD, Bipolar, OCD, Autism, or Asperger’s. This book outlines steps for successfully identifying the differences between giftedness and disorders. Click here to read a review of this book.

Putting on the Brakes: Young People's Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Helpful for parents, this book explains what ADHD is and how it effects a young person both at home and at school with practical and clearly described suggestions.

Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child

In their book, Jeffrey Freed and Laurie Parsons include a convenient checklist for determining if your child is right brained or left and offer wonderful ideas on how to teach those students who just don't "get" the methods teachers commonly use.

Take Control of ADHD: The Ultimate Guide for Teens With ADHD

This book presents the latest research and information on ADHD in a conversational style that teens can understand easily, allowing them to develop a better understanding of their disorder. By including suggestions from teens with ADHD, the authors offer tons of advice, information, and ideas for students, from students just like them. This handy guidebook is sure to help teens with ADHD learn to refocus their attention and find success in school and beyond!

Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids With OCD

This book is a unique guide for students ages 10–16 with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. It is designed to help them take control of the disorder and find success in school and in life. Using a cognitive-behavioral therapy method to stress gradual exposure to students' obsessive thinking patterns, the book takes kids step-by-step through a ladder-based process to conquer their fears and demolish their worries.

Teenagers With ADD: A Parents' Guide

Chris Zeigler Dendy presents practical information that will help parents in their day to day struggle to deal with the changing world of an adolescent with ADHD. Dendy illustrates these points with factual material helpful to both parents and teachers.

The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries

A parenting book for those who have kids ages 3 to 13, this is a guide offering advice for dealing with children's difficult behavior and hot button issues including biting, tantrums, cheating, bad friends, inappropriate clothing, bullying, sex, drugs, peer pressure and much more. Each of the 101 challenging parenting issues includes specific step-by-step solutions and advice that is age appropriate. Chapter 7, titled "Special Needs", features information on ADD, Autism, Gifted, Learning Disabilities and more.

The Difficult Child

The authors show how to help--and cope with--the difficult child. Temperamentally difficult children can confuse and upset even experienced parents and teachers. They often act defiant, stubborn, loud, aggressive, or hyperactive. They can also be clingy, shy, whiny, picky, and impossible at bedtime, mealtimes, and in public places. The latest version is expanded and revised with new sections on ADHD and the latest medications for childhood disorders. Click here to read a review of this book.

The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs

Children with special needs who succeed in school have one thing in common--their parents are passionate and effective advocates. It's not an easy job, but with this book, parents will learn how to evaluate, prepare, organize, and get quality services, no matter what your child's disability. This valuable handbook provides the tools needed to navigate the complex world of special education and services, with information on: assessment and evaluation; educational needs for different disabilities, including multiple disabilities; current law, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); working within the school system to create an IEP; the importance of keeping detailed records; and dealing with parent-school conflict.

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD

What are ADD and ADHD? What does it mean to have ADD and ADHD? How can kids diagnosed with ADD and ADHD help themselves succeed in school, get along better at home, and form healthy, enjoyable relationships with peers? In kid-friendly language and a format that welcomes reluctant and easily distracted readers, Free Spirit’s newest survival guide helps kids know they’re not alone and offers practical strategies for taking care of oneself, modifying behavior, enjoying school, having fun, and dealing (when needed) with doctors, counselors, and medication. Includes real-life scenarios, quizzes, and a special message for parents.

Think Fast!: The ADD Experience

In this book the reader will find a collection of expert opinions on ADD plus the real-life everyday experiences of people living with this disorder. Editors Thom Hartmann, Janie Bowman and Susan Burgess.

To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strategies for Helping Bright Students with LD, ADHD, and More

In their book, Susan Baum and Steven Owen offer valuable information on identifying and meeting the needs of gifted and learning disabled (GLD) young people. They also stress the fact that these students require special attention, and it is vital that schools pay attention to the gifts as well as the learning difficulties.

Transforming The Difficult Child - The Nurtured Heart Approach

Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley unveil an amazing set of strategies developed specifically for children with ADHD and other challenging behaviors to facilitate parenting and classroom success. These methods have helped thousands of families to transform their child from using their intensity in primarily negative ways to using their intensity in beautifully creative and constructive ways. This approach has also helped teachers and other school personnel to have a dramatically positive effect on all children.

Twice Exceptional (2e) Spotlight Series

Published by the 2eNewsletter, the Spotlight on 2e Series includes 10 titles with more planned in the future: Parenting Your Twice-exceptional Child; Understanding Your Twice-exceptional Student; Understanding the Gifted Child with Attention Deficit; The Twice-exceptional Child with Asperger Syndrome; Guiding the Twice-exception Child: A Collection of Columns by Meredith Warshaw; The 2e Reading Guide: Essential Books for Understanding the Twice-exceptional Child; Caring for the Mental Health of the Twice-exceptional Child; The Mythology of Learning: Understanding Common Myths about 2e Learners; Writing and the 2e Learner: Issues and Strategies; and The Twice-exceptional Child with Dyslexia.

Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students

This book titled, Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students, provides an overview of who these students are, how teachers can tap into their strengths and weaknesses, and what educational strategies should be implemented to help these students succeed in school and beyond.

Printed Materials: Online Documents

Are you ADD - or Just Gifted?

This article is two excerpts from gifted and talented resources. The first excerpt is from an interview with Stephanie S. Tolan who "writes about giftedness for Advanced Development Journal and Roeper Review, and is a consultant on highly gifted children." The second excerpt is from "ADHD and Children Who Are Gifted", ERIC Digest #522.

Gifted or ADD?

This article thoroughly discusses the issue of ADD and how it relates to giftedness. It goes into detail about key characteristics of gifted children, how "gifted" is defined, and offers advice for parents.

Nurturing the exceptionally gifted child

This article by Joe Sinclair discusses ADD and ADHD compared to giftedness in children. It is not the intention of this article to deal with the causes and treatment of children suffering from ADD or ADHD. This article addresses the fact that until recently it was not recognized that similar behavioral difficulties might be the result of a child's inability to integrate into a classroom or group environment because of his/her exceptional intelligence.

Printed Materials: Periodicals/Reports & Studies

2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter

This website is home to a bi-monthly publication about twice-exceptional children -- those who are gifted and have learning or attention difficulties. Readers will find book reviews, products and profiles of experts, service providers, websites, and email discussion lists. Additional features include news from the 2e field, such as conference coverage, new research findings, information on new medications and a survey that 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter conducted about the needs of gifted kids who also have learning difficulties such as AD/HD, Asperger’s, dyslexia, etc.

Schools & Programs: Independent

Hampshire Country School (Rindge, NH)

Hampshire Country School is a private boarding school for boys ages 9-15, located in Rindge, New Hampshire. The school is for boys of high ability who need a personal environment with an unusual amount of adult attention and structure. Hampshire Country School can provide appropriate structure and support for certain students with nonverbal learning disabilities, Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, and other disorders; but it is not a treatment program. It is designed instead to involve and educate the bright, active, and interested side of each child rather than to dwell on the student's limitations and difficulties.

Kradwell School (Wauwatosa, WI)

Kradwell School is a school for students who aren't successful in traditional type school settings. They cater to gifted students, students with learning and behavioral disabilities including Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Bi-Polar Disorder and Depression.

Summer Programs: National

SOAR (Success Oriented Achievement Realized) (Multiple Locations)

SOAR (Success Oriented Achievement Realized) features success-oriented, high adventure programs for preteens, teens and adults with Learning Disabilities (LD) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (AD/HD). Emphasis is placed on developing self-confidence, social skills, problem-solving techniques, a willingness to attempt new challenges and the motivation which comes through successful goal orientation.

Summer Programs: NorthEastern Region

Landmark College - High School Program (Putney, VT)

This college is one of the only accredited colleges in the United States designed exclusively for students with dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), or other specific learning disabilities. The summer program for high school students features a variety of courses. Every student takes three courses. Students should take a balance of courses suited to their needs, desires and abilities. Some are more academic, some more experiential. Students will be assigned to three of your selections, based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students in this program are at least 16 years of age and have completed their sophomore year of high school.

Websites & Other Media: Commercial

Magination Press Special Books for Children's Special Concerns

Magination Press publishes innovative books that help children deal with challenges and problems they face growing up. These books deal with topics ranging from the everyday—starting school, shyness, normal fears, and a new baby in the house—to more serious problems, such as divorce, attention deficit disorder, depression, serious injury or illness, autism, trauma, death, and much more.

Websites & Other Media: Informational

2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter Blog

This blog, maintained by the publishers of the 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter, shares news, events, and resources found by researchers in the area of twice-exceptionality. The 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter is a bi-monthly electronic publication for those who raise, educate, and counsel high-ability children with learning issues such as AD/HD, dyslexia, Asperger's, and so forth.

ADD in School

ADD in School.com presents hundreds of classroom interventions to help elementary school, and high school students with "ADD" or "ADHD," Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. "ADHD" in all six of its types, impacts about two students in every school classroom, in every school, in every state, across America.

ADD/ADHD, Vision & Learning

This web page contains a listing of helpful links that contain information connecting ADD/ADHD to eye problems.

ADDitude Magazine

A website and online magazine designed for those living with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and learning disabilities. There are links to online forums, events, eNewsletters and resources, including searchable directories.

ADHD Behavior - Family Education Network

This web page provides links to information for helping students at school and at home with ADHD/ADD behavior. Find tips for giving instructions, behavior reinforcement, behavior modification techniques and more.

ADHD Support Company

The ADHDSupportCompany.com site is "the site filled with timely, relevant information for everyone whose life is touched by attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: parents, patients, teachers, doctors, nurses, family and friends."

Characteristics Shared By ADHD and Giftedness

This link is a list of general characteristics of giftedness. Individuals that are gifted may not show all of the characteristics. Additionally, in recent years, more studies have been completed on giftedness.

Dr. Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. - Psychologist

Dr. Armstrong is an educator and psychogist in the fieds of multiple intelligences, the myth of ADD/ADHD, and the natural genius of kids. Armstrong's website is packed with useful information through books for purchase, articles and his own lectures.

Great Minds and 2E Counseling & Resource Center

This organization specializes in working with gifted and twice exceptional individuals and their family members. Although we have this expertise, we also work with any individual, couple or family struggling with emotional distress, eating disorders, health concerns and addiction. In addition to counseling, they provide consultation to corporations, educational institutions, learning professionals and medical providers on topics relevant to working with gifted and 2e individuals and families.

Healthline’s ADHD Center

This website provides information and resources related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

LD Online - ADHD

This web page hosted by LD Online provides articles, book recommendations, and a Q&A section specific to the topic of ADHD.

LD Podcast - The Podcast for Parents by Parents of Kids with Learning Disabilities

This website is a valuable resource for those who either parent or teach children with learning difficulties. In addition to the blog support and podcasts, is an extensive page of ADHD information, resources and links.

LdPride - Learning styles

This website contains information about learning styles and Multiple Intelligence (MI). Although useful to everyone, it is especially helpful for people with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children: Gifted and LD, ADHD, OCD, Oppositional Defiant

Many gifted and talented children (and adults) are being mis-diagnosed by psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and other health care professionals. These common mis-diagnoses stem from an ignorance among professionals about specific social and emotional characteristics of gifted children which are then mistakenly assumed by these professionals to be signs of pathology. In some situations where gifted children have received a correct diagnosis, giftedness is still a factor that must be considered in treatment, and should really generate a dual diagnosis.

National Professional Resources (NPR) - Gifted and Talented Enrichment

Along with videos/DVDs, National Professional Resources (NPR) also publishes and distributes books for staff development in the field of education. Areas of concentration include Administration/School Reform, Special Education/Inclusion, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Multiple Intelligences/Emotional Intelligence just to name a few.

Parenting a Child With ADD/ADHD

This webpage on the Canadian Parents Online website gives tips for parents, resources, discussions and information for parenting a child with ADD/ADHD. Parenting a child with ADD can be one of the most frustrating and stressful, yet rewarding jobs there is. The best thing we can do for our child is be the best parent we know how to be (we're here to help with that!), and give them extra loads of love.

Play Attention Training System

For people with attention problems, paying attention in a high stimuli environment, such as watching a 3-ring circus or playing a video game, is not an issue. However, focusing and concentrating on tasks as simple as reading and comprehending a book or memo, listening to a teacher or in a meeting, and writing with little effort can seem impossible. Play Attention is a patented, dynamic integrated learning system built on NASA-proven technology that allows you to train your brain to gain focus, improve concentration, pay attention, and help overcome the challenges associated with lack of focus and inattentiveness.

Top 10 Tips for Teaching ADHD/ADD Children

This website was created by a homeschool educator of an ADHD child. Carol's Web Corner is dedicated to teaching and seeing the gift in your highly distractible child. The website contains teaching tips, frequently asked questions, Carol's book, tapes & resources, and more.

Wrightslaw.com - Twice Exceptional Children (2e)

This website for parents, educators, and advocates provides information about special education law, education law and advocacy for children with disabilities. This page focuses on Twice Exceptional Children (2e) in particular, providing a number of articles and resources.

Websites & Other Media: Learning Tools

School Behavior Game

This board game teaches children with ADD/ADHD behaviors how they can adjust to classroom and school-related areas using appropriate self-talk techniques. Rules in each situation are emphasized with special consideration given to transitions.