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BOOKS, VIDEOS & DVDS IN ACTIV LIBRARY - A SELECTION


The ADHD handbook / Passmore, Stuart. -- Wollombi, NSW: Exisle Publishing, 2014. 255 p. ; 24 cm.

This draws on up-to-date research from around the world to present a comprehensive look at ADHD, covering: how it is diagnosed; common myths surrounding what causes it; the brain anatomy implicated in the disorder; the conditions that can commonly occur in conjunction with ADHD; the pros and cons of various types of medication; the most effective alternative therapies and psychotherapies; and the best parenting techniques. In addition there are chapters looking at the experience of ADHD from the sufferer's point of view, as well as facts and myths surrounding ADHD in adults.

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ADHD - living without brakes / Kutscher, Martin L. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2008. 189 p.

This book, written in a clear and concise style begins by describing ADHD, the co-occurring conditions, and common difficulties that many parents face. The rest of the book focuses on solutions and includes many practical, easy to implement parenting and educational strategies. The role of medication is also discussed.

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THE ADHD workbook for teens : activities to help you gain motivation and confidence / Honos-Webb, Lara. -- Oakland, Ca: Instant Help Books, 2010. vi, 132 p. ; 26 cm.

This workbook contains forty activities for helping teenagers with ADHD thrive and excel at home, in social situations, and at school. The exercises help individuals focus on their strengths and weaknesses to create strategies for overcoming ADHD related issues they struggle with.

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All dogs have ADHD / Hoopmann, Kathy. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 64 p. ; 22 cm.

"Absorbing and insightful, this book takes a refreshing approach to understanding ADHD. It combines humour and understanding to reflect the joys and challenges of raising a child who is different". (Book jacket)

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Attention girls! : a guide to learn all about your AD/HD / Quinn, Patricia O. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2009. 119 p, ; 23 cm.

Dr Patricia Quinn, who was diagnosed with AD/HD in her late teens, has written this book to help girls take control of their AD/HD and their lives. It answers questions and about AD/HD and its symptoms; advises on strategies to cope with the challenges of living with AD/HD.

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Bright not broken : gifted kids, ADHD and autism / Kennedy, Diane M.; Banks, Rebecca S.; Grandin, Temple. -- San Francisco, Ca: Jossey- Bass, 2011. xxvi, 292 p. : 24 cm.

The future of our society depends on our gifted children. Yet many of our brilliant kids may be never recognised because they fall into a group known as twice exceptional, or 2e. These children are both gifted and diagnosed with a disability - often ADHD or an autism spectrum disorder - leading teachers and parents to overlook the child's talents and focus solely on the weaknesses. The book invites us to look beyond the deficit-ridden labels and embrace a paradigm that focuses on the abilities, and to inspire educators and parents to champion the cause of twice-exceptional children and to strengthen and develop their innate gifts while also intervening to support the deficits.

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Can I tell you about ADHD? : a guide for friends, family and professionals / Yarney, Susan. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2013. 58 p. ; 23 cm.

In this book Ben, a young boy with ADHD, invites readers to learn about ADHD from his perspective. He helps children understand what it means to have ADHD and describes what it is and how it feels. He explains how he was diagnosed, what he has learnt about ways to relieve his symptoms, and how friends and adults can help at home and school. It is an introduction for young people aged seven and upwards, as well as for parents, friends, teachers and professionals working with children with ADHD. It is also a good starting point for family and classroom discussions.

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Different minds : gifted children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome and other learning deficits / Lovecky, Deirdre V. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2004. 525 p.

Discusses special needs of gifted children with attention deficits with a focus on strengths and weaknesses involved in skills such as dividing attention, multi-tasking and creativity. Looks at the concept of asynchrony where a gifted child can conceptualise an idea but is impaired either emotionally or socially. Children used in the study were assessed using standardised intellectual, educational, neuropsychological and personality instruments and observations and anecdotes were based on the children themselves, family, friends and teachers.

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Fed up with ADHD : how food affects children and what you can do about it / Dengate, Sue. -- Milsons Point, NSW: Random House Australia, 2004. 260 p.

This guide for parents provides a step by step elimination diet to remove natural and synthetic food chemicals that may affect children's health and behaviour. Based on the author's own experiences, she describes the difficulties she faced with her own children's development and how, through trial and error, she discovered that eliminating certain foods from the diet improved learning ability and health. Explains how the wrong foods can cause learning problems; restlessness and forgetfulness; temper tantrums; anxiety, depression and panic attacks; rocking, hand flapping and face blindness; sleep disorders; whiny and demanding behaviour; lack of motivation; skin rashes, headaches and stomach aches; asthma, colds, flus and earaches.

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The girl's guide to AD/HD : don't lose this book! / Walker, Beth. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2005. 174 p.

Especially for girls, this book explains the differences of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) between boys and girls, when girls are usually diagnosed with ADHD and how it affects girls in the teenage years. Conversational dialogue of three fictional characters with ADHD are interspersed throughout the factual information. Issues covered include relationships with family and friends, how to cope at school, dealing with emotions, taking medication, counseling and how adolescence impacts ADHD symptoms. Presents facts in a positive and fun way.

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Kids in the syndrome mix of ADHD, LD, autism spectrum, Tourette's, anxiety and more! : the one stop guide for parents, teachers and professionals / Kutscher, Martin L.; Attwood, Tony; Wolff, Robert R. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 318 p. ; 23 cm.

This guide covers the whole range of often co-existing neurobehavioral disorders in children - from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety to autism spectrum disorders, non-verbal learning disabilities,Tourette's, sensory integration problems, obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and central auditory processing disorders (CAPDs). The author provides accessible, up to date information on causes, symptoms, treatments, medication, and interactions with other conditions. He gives skillful and sympathetic explanations of the inner world of children in the syndrome mix, along with effective behavioural strategies, case vignettes, and practical tips. This new edition incorporates DSM-5 changes and includes a revised chapter by Tony Attwood explaining the new criteria and the anticipated usage of the term "Asperger's syndrome". .

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Learning to feel good and stay cool : emotional regulation tools for kids with AD/HD / Glasser, Judith M.; Nadeau, Kathleen. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2014. 127 p. ; 23 cm

Learning to manage and regulate emotions is one of the most important tasks of childhood. This book, aimed at children with ADHD, has practical advice and activities to show children how to understand their emotions, practice healthy habits to stay in their Feel Good Zone, know the warning signs when they are heading into the Upset Zone, feel better when they get upset, problem solve to manage emotional regulation. It also includes a note and resources for parents.

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Life at the edge and beyond : living with ADHD and Asperger syndrome / Greenman, Jan. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 208 p. ; 23 cm.

This is an honest account of bringing up a son Luke, who came to be diagnosed with both ADHD and Asperger's syndrome. The author challenges common perceptions of a "life with labels", and recalls her family's 18-year journey to the edge and back. She recalls how the diagnoses first came about and how life at the family home, aptly named "The Edge" changed as a result. She describes the behaviours associated with Luke's condition, the impact they had on each family member, and takes a light-hearted look at his more unusual habits and obsessions. It goes beyond his childhood to his life as a teenager - and to the inspirational teacher who helped him to turn his life around. It includes tips from the author, Luke and his sister.

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Meeting special needs : a practical guide to support children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) / Cooper, Selena Ledgerton. -- London: Step Forward Publishing, 2007. 24 p. ; 30 cm

This book aims to be a practical guide to those working with a child affected by ADHD. It includes signs and sympoms, information on statementing, strategies and techniques, rewards and boundaries, case studies, and suggestions on individual education and behaviour plans. It has references to the Special Educational Needs (SEN) policy as exists in Britain, but most information transferable to situations outside of the UK.

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Multicoloured mayhem : parenting the many shades of adolescents and children with autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD / Jackson, Jacqui. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2004. 256p

Jacqui Jackson's story of her life with her seven children, four of which are boys who are on the autism spectrum. The book explains what it is like to parent children and adolescents with a range of conditions including Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, autism, dyspraxia and dyslexia. Full of anecdotes and easy to read it provides helpful and creative advice for other parents and carers. One son Luke has written a book on what it is like to be an adolescent and have Asperger Syndrome.

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Organize your ADD/ADHD child : a practical guide for parents / Carter, Cheryl R. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011. 127 p. ; 22 cm.

This book addresses the issues of organisation and time management in relation to ADD/ADHD and suggests practical ways to organise children with these disorders. The author sets out to show that by using the F.I.R.S.T method (Fun, Individualism, Rules, Simplicity and Time Management), even the most hyperactive and easily distracted can be organised in the home and for school.

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Putting on the brakes : understanding and taking control of your ADD or ADHD / Quinn, Patricia O.; Stern, Judith M. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2009. 80 p. ; 23 cm.

This resource offers children, their parents, and professionals need-to-know tips and techniques to manage attention disorders. It has practical ways to improve organisational, focusing, studying and homework skills and gives children tools for success in and out of school. It also contains strategies for making friends, controlling emotions, and being healthy.

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Smart but stuck : emotions in teens and adults with ADHD / Brown, Thomas E. -- San Francisco, Ca: Jossey- Bass, 2014. xii, 276 p. ; 24 cm.

Offers a series of stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who sometimes get "stuck" at school, work or in social relationships because of their ADHD. This book highlights the role that emotions play in this complex disorder. It explains why people with ADHD get stuck because they can focus well on some tasks that interest them, but often can't focus adequately on other important tasks and relationships.

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Step by step help for children with ADHD : a self-help manual for parents / Laver-Bradbury, Cathy; Thompson, Margaret; Weeks, Anne; Daley, David; Sonuga-Barke, Edmund J. S. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 159 p. ; 23 cm.

This book sets out to show that given the appropriate knowledge and the right tools, parents and professionals supporting a child with ADHD can intervene to manage the child's behaviour, leading to improved relationships at home and a more successful time at school. It is based on the Six-Step Parenting Programme." By practising the techniques and strategies, parents will gain confidence in their parenting and, over time, willl improve the child's management of the condition. The programme includes games that will help improve the child's attention, exercises to develop patience and tips for supporting the child in successful self-organisation. There are also plenty of useful ideas for developing communication between parents and schools". (Book cover)

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Survival guide for kids with ADD or ADHD / Taylor, John F. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2006. vii, 119 p.

Written for children with ADD or ADHD, this book has lots of advice, tips and activities that children can do on their own or with the help of parents and carers. It includes an explanation of ADD/ADHD, getting diagnosed, information on medicines, ways to make each day go better, eating the right foods, family life, succeeding at school, making and keeping friends, and how to deal with strong feelings and emotions. At the end of each chapter there is a quizz to help children remember what they have read.

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That's the way I think : Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD explained / Grant, David. -- London: Routledge, 2010. xiv, 160 p. ; 22 cm.

Many people with dyspraxia and dyslexia also have ADHD. This book develops our understanding of specific learning differences and considers the further challenges presented by these overlapping conditions. New sections in this revised edition explore mental imagery (visualisation) and synaesthesia. It also addresses topics including colours and reading; becoming creative; sports, genes and evolution; and 'invisible' girls and women. It includes numerous anecdotes and personal insights.

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Wake up the sleeping giant : disc 1 introduction / Cooney, Kerry. -- Cairns: Every Day with ADHD, 2012. 1 DVD (58 min)

Every Day with ADHD believes that all individuals with ADHD and Learning Disabilities have, within them, a greater capacity and ability to live more purposeful and fulfilled lives.The goal of the Wake Up The Sleeping Giant Series is to provide teens and young adults with basic knowledge, understanding and strategies about themselves and the world around them in order to highlight their potential and encourage the decision making and choice processes in their lives.This first DVD is about ADHD in general providing basic knowledge and understanding of ADHD to young people with this condition.

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