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Books for Kids and Teens with ADHD


We had such a great response to our blog post on books for teens and children with OCD, that we decided to do a similar list for children and teens with ADHD. As you may know already, ADHD is very common among people with Tourette Syndrome. Approximately 20% of kids with TS also have ADHD. Here are five books that might be helpful to them:

1. The Girls’ Guide to ADHD: Attention, girls with AD/HD! Finally there is a book written especially for you-–a for-your-eyes-only look at what it is like to have AD/HD, and great advice on how to cope with it. THE GIRLS’ GUIDE TO AD/HD explores the good stuff, not-so-good stuff, normal stuff, brain stuff, and truthfully, the stuff that isn’t in any other book out there on AD/HD. Really!
2. Corey Stories: In short statements and vignettes, Cory describes what it’s like to have ADHD: how it affects his relationships with friends and family, his school performance, and his overall functioning. He also describes many ways of coping with ADHD: medication, therapy/counseling, and practical tips for school, home, and friendships.
3. Putting on the Brakes: Young People’s Gde Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: When young people learn they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), they often have many questions, doubts, and fears. Written from both a pediatric and an educational perspective, this highly successful book-now available in a new edition-attempts to address these questions and needs.
4. Taking A.D.D. to School: Ben is having trouble in school. It’s hard to concentrate and his teachers always tell him to pay attention. A trip to the doctor reveals that Ben has Attention Deficit Disorder. Written for children from Ben’s perspective, this book is well suited for reading aloud in the classroom. Will help kids understand A.D.D. and A.D.H.D. as well as educate parents, teachers, caregivers, etc. A quiz for kids and Ten Tips for Teachers included.Wonderfully illustrated!
5. Journal of an ADHD Kid: The Good, the Bad, and the Useful: For kids with ADHD, reading Journal of an ADHD Kid is a chance to get to know themselves (and their diagnosis) much better! Toby?the narrator?relates his experiences coping with life as an ADHD kid in an authentic kid?s voice that is sometimes funny, sometimes exasperated, sometimes proud, illustrating the range of emotions that kids with ADHD/ADD feel. The book provides information in a frank, upbeat, conversational manner and offers thought-provoking questions designed to help readers recognize how ADHD/ADD affects them and then come up with better ideas for handling difficult situations in their own lives.


Do you have any ADHD book recommendations?

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