Recommended Books for Parents, Students and Adults

Finding books that truly relate to learning disabilities, ADHD, ADD and children's behavior can be a challenge.  The books listed below are books we like and have found to truly speak to the topic area.  If you have a book that you found to be helpful that is not on our list, feel free to contact us and we will add it!  Happy Reading!




Learning Disabilities and ADD:  Realities, Myths, and Controversial Treatments by Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.

A Mind at a Timeby Mel Levine, M.D.

Handbook of Learning Disabilitiesedited by Lee Swanson, Ph.D.

Survival Guide for College Students with ADD or LD  by Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.

Learning Disabilities, ADHD and The Lawby Peter and Patricia Latham, J.D.

Seven Steps to Homework Successby Sydney Zentall, Ph.D.

Complete Learning Disabilities Handbookby Joan Harwell

Study Strategies Made Easyby Leslie Davis, M.Ed.

Learning Outside the Lines:  Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools  by Jonathan Mooney, David Cole and Ed Hallowell.

The Survival Guide for Kids with LDby Gary Fisher, Ph.D.

The Six Success Factors for Students with Learning Disabilities by Richard Lavoie.




Daredevils and Daydreamers:  ADD in Kids by Barbara Ingersoll, Ph.D.

Teenagers with ADD:  A Parent's Guide by Chris Dendy, M.Ed.

Straight Talk About Medication for Kidsby Tim Wilens, M.D.

ADHD in Adults:  What the Science Saysby Russell Barkley, Ph.D. and Kevin Murphy Ph.D.

Taking Charge of ADHDby Russell Barkley Ph.D.

ADHD and Teens:  A Parents Guide by Colleen Alexander Roberts

All About Attention Deficit Disorderby Tom Phelan Ph.D.

Healing ADDby Daniel Amen, M.D.

Give Your ADD Teen a Chanceby Lynn Weiss, Ph.D.

Understanding Girls with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.

Women with Attention Deficit Disorderby Sari Solden, M.S.

Driven to Distractionby Edward Hallowell M.D. and John Ratey, M.D.

Answers to Distractionby Edward Hallowell, M.D. and John Ratey, M.D.

Delivered From Distractionby Edward Hallowell, M.D. and John Ratey, M.D.

Positively ADDby Catherine Corman and Edward Hallowell, M.D.

ADD and Successby Lynn Weiss, Ph.D.

Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults:  The Workbookby Lynn Weiss, Ph.D.

Journey's Through ADDulthoodby Sari Solden, M.S.

Succeeding in College with ADDby Jennifer Bramer, Ph.D.




Emotional Intelligenceby Daniel Goleman

The Explosive Childby Ross Greene, Ph.D.

Jarvis Clutch Social Spyby Mel Levine, M.D.

The Optimistic Childby Martin Seligman, Ph.D.

Positive Psychologyby Martin Seligman Ph.D.

123 Magicby Tom Phelan, Ph.D.

123 Magic for Teachersby Tom Phelan, Ph.D.

Seven Steps to Improve Your Child’s Social Skills by Kristy Hagar, Ph.D. and Sam Goldstein Ph.D.

Surviving Your Adolescentsby Tom Phelan, Ph.D.

Raising Resilient Childrenby Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.

Girls Will Be Girlsby JoAnn Deek, Ph.D.

Your Defiant Childby Russell Barkley, Ph.D.

Raise Your Child’s Social IQby Cathi Cohen, LCSW

Winning The War and Other Skirmishesby Cynthia Whitham, MSW

Good Friends are Hard to Findby Fred Frankel, Ph.D.

From Chaos to Calm:  Effective Parentingby Janet Heininger, Ph.D.

You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazyby Katie Kelly and Peggy Ramundo

Putting On the Brakes:  An Activity Book for Young People with ADDby Patricia Quinn, M.D. and Judith Stern, M.A.



Who Moved My Cheese by Dr. Spencer Johnson

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

When Bad Things Happen to Good People, by Harold Kushner

Living A Life That Matters by Harold Kushner

Blink: the power of thinking without thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

What The Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

The Millionaire Course:  A Visionary Plan for Creating the Life of Your Dreams by Marc Allen

Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain

The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle

The New Earth by Echart Tolle

Wisdom of The Ages:  60 Days to Enlightment by Wayne Dyer Ph.D.

Inspiration by Wayne Dyer, Ph.D.


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie

In Pursuit of Excellence by Terry Orlick, Ph.D.

The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck

Embracing Your Potential by Terry Orlick, Ph.D.

Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl, M.D.

Return to Love by Marianne Williamson

The Miracle of Mindfulness by Tich Naht Hahn

The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Body Mind  Mastery by Dan Millman

The Way of The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman


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