10 Days to a Less Distracted Child

​Does it seem like your child never listens, while you feel like a broken record? Does she frequently forget about homework assignments and tests? Does he have trouble concentrating on basic tasks, yet can pay attention to a video game for hours?

Your child isn't lazy or unmotivated. He may have a chronic attention problem, and the good news is that you can help your child overcome it. In 10 Days to a Less Distracted Child, leading family psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Berstein presents his revolutionary program for every frustrated parent. Dr. Berstein's !0-day approach is a fresh, highly effective, and completely original take on handling inattentive children, including those with ADHD and other conditions. 

Author: Jeffrey Berstein, PhD
Published by: Da Capo Press
Format: Paperback book, 320 Pages

A New Look at ADHD
This video provides an accessible introduction to Russell A. Barkley's influential theory of the nature and causes of ADHD. The program brings to life the conceptual framework delineated in Dr. Barkley's book ADHD and the Nature of Self-Control. Dr. Barkley shares his breakthrough thinking about the roots of many of the most troubling and perplexing ADHD symptoms in children and adults. Also shown are concrete ways that our new understanding of the disorder might facilitate more effective clinical interventions. This lucid, state-of-the-art program is ideal viewing for clinicians, students and in-service trainees, parents of children with ADHD, and adults with the disorder.

Features: Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.
Publisher: Guilford Press, 2000
Format: Video, 30 minutes, and Program Manual, 40 pages
ADD in the 21st Century
This two-part series on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder features Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., a child and adult psychiatrist on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School and co-author of the book Driven to Distraction.

The videos - "Kids ADD" and "ADD Goes to School" - were developed for families, kids, teachers, and professionals who want to learn more about ADD. They explain the differences between LD and ADHD and emphasize that ADHD is "not an excuse" for poor school performance. The programs also feature children who explain what they understand about learning and learning differently as well as teachers who provide tips on classroom techniques that allow a child with ADHD to learn successfully in the classroom.

Produced by: WETA Public Television
Format: 2 DVD Set, total running time 1 hour and 43 minutes
ADD/ADHD Behavior-Change Resource Kit
Ready-to-Use Strategies Activities for Helping Children with Attention Deficit Disorder

For teachers, counselors, and parents, this comprehensive new resource is filled with up-to-date information and practical strategies to help kids with attention deficits learn to control and change their own behaviors and build the academic, social, and personal skills necessary for success in school and in life.

Author: Grad L. Flick, Ph.D.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, 1998
Format: Book, paperback, 391 pages
ADD: Stepping Out of the Dark
Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.) is a highly misunderstood neurological disorder which may result in major social problems for children and adults. This video allows the viewer to feel the frustration, the lack of attention and the confusion of A.D.D. Through the re-creation of true life situations and intriguing camera work the viewer can actually feel what it is like to have A.D.D. This docu-story features perspectives from families, a doctor, an adult, and an educator, and includes accounts compiled from those with A.D.D. from all over the nation. The video validates A.D.D. once and for all and throws to the wayside the notion that A.D.D. stems from poor parental management or deficient social skills. The video offers hope that an appropriate understanding of the disorder will bring more effective strategies for treatment.

Produced by: Lenae Madonna and Tom Demenkoff, Early Education Center, Highland, NY.
Format: Video, 25 minutes
ADHD Handbook for Families
A Guide to Communicating with Professionals

This empowering book, full of concrete, practical know-how, is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to understand ADHD. The Handbook is packed with proven, real-life strategies and techniques, including: how to develop behavior modification plans; how to decide if and when to use medication; and how to work with professionals and family members for effective interventions.

Author Paul Weingartner not only provides the benefit of years of clinical experience working with children who have ADHD, but enriches the clinical information with an account of his own struggle with ADHD and how these strategies have worked for him.

Author: Paul Weingartner
Publisher: CWLA Press, 1999
Format: Book, paperback, 122 pages
ADHD in the Young Child
Driven to Redirection
A Guide for Parents and Teachers of Young Children with ADHD Here is a one-stop reference book for parents and teachers of young children with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The authors discuss what ADHD is, describe the life of a child with ADHD, and offer effective techniques for managing behavior. They illustrate and describe 75 common behavior problems in young children at home and in school. Each difficulty is illustrated on one page followed by a second illustrated page explaining how adults can respond to misbehavior to create a positive result. This book contains lots of useful ideas to help adults keep their sanity!

Authors: Cathy Reimers, Ph.D., and Bruce A. Brunger
Publisher: Specialty Press, 1999
Format: Book, paperback, 195 pages
ADHD: What Can We Do?
This video program introduces professionals in training, teachers, and parents to a variety of the most effective techniques for managing ADHD in the classroom, at home, and on family outings. Featuring interviews with parents of ADHD children, this program equips school professionals with the understanding they need to work in conjunction with the parents of their ADHD students.

With an emphasis on the value of parent groups for education and support, Russell A. Barkley clearly describes behavior modification techniques such as home-token systems and time-out strategies. The video format allows the audience to see the techniques in action. Viewers learn the importance of positive reinforcement for good behavior, reducing the length of assigned work, emphasizing problem solving, externalizing rules, anticipating problems before changing activities, and parent training.
Summarizing and expanding on the information covered in the videotape, the accompanying 30-page manual details various treatments for ADHD including parent education and counseling, parent training in child/adolescent behavior management, teacher education, classroom curriculum adjustments and behavior management, and medications. A helpful reference, the manual also suggests additional resources on treating ADHD for professionals and parents, as well as books for ADHD children and their siblings.

Features: Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.
Publisher: Guilford Publications,1992
Format: Video, 37 minutes, and Program Manual, 30 pages
All About Attention Deficit Disorder
Part 1: Symptoms, Development, Prognosis and Causes
This awareness program demystifies the baffling disorder of ADD. Do you know a child who is inattentive, disorganized,
impulsive, impatient, and intense? Does he have trouble getting along with others? Is he often restless and hard to
manage. If so, he may be one of the 20 million people in the US who have Attention Deficit Disorder. The most recent
ADD research separating facts from myth is presented by clinical psychologist Dr. Thomas W. Phelan.

Part II: Diagnosis and Treatment covers how to diagnose
ADD, how to avoid the one critical error in ADD diagnosis, and gives you tools to treat ADD: education and counseling, home behavioral management, school intervention, and medication.

Features: Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D.
Publisher: Child Management, 1990
Format: 2 Videos, 1 hour 48 minutes each; Also available in book format, paperback, 248 pages, 2nd edition, 2000
Attention Deficit Disorder
Workable Solutions

Using the "Love Logic" techniques, parents and teachers easily can manage the problematic behaviors associated with Attention Deficit Disorder. At the same time, parents and teachers will be guiding children with ADD/ADHD toward increased self-control and better decision-making.

Author: Jim Fay Ray Levy, Ph.D.
Publisher: The Love Logic Press, 1993
Format: 1 Audio Cassette (1 hour, 30 minutes)
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