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Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), is a neurobiological condition affecting children and adults. Symptoms include easy distractibility, impulsiveness, and in some cases hyperactivity. The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM IV) defines an adult or child as having the ADHD disorder if there is "a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of development;" if "some hyperactive-impulsive or inattentive symptoms that cause impairment have been present before age 7 years;" if some impairments are present in at least two settings; and "there is clear evidence of interference with developmentally appropriate social, academic, or occupational functioning."

ADHD, once called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction, is one of the most common mental disorders among children, affecting 3 to 5 percent of all children. ADHD can also continue into adolescence and adulthood. In the last decade a variety of medications, behavior-changing therapies, and educational options have become available for treatment of children and adults with ADHD. Medications for treatment of ADHD include methylphenidate (Ritalin), dextroamphetamine, (Dexedrine or Dextrostat), and pemoline (Cylert). For may people these stimulant medications reduce hyperactivity and improve ability to focus, learn, and work. Use of these drugs has sparked controversy because of the possible side-effects and because many feel that they are prescribed unnecessarily for too many children.

Medication can help control some of the behavior problems, but more often, there are other aspects which medication cannot treat. For that reason treatment for ADHD is usually multimodal, involving both drug and behavioral therapy. Intervention approaches sometimes involve the whole family and can include psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, social skills training, and parenting training. Other treatments have included diet therapy and holistic medicine.

Many adults with ADHD and parents of children with ADHD find support groups to be very helpful. National associations listed at the end of this guide can provide further referral to local chapters and appropriate information. There are also a number of on-line bulletin boards and resources available over the Internet.

Not meant to be a comprehensive bibliography, this Tracer Bullet is designed -- as the name of the series implies -- to put the reader "on target."



Subject headings used by the Library of Congress, under which books on Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be located in most card, book, and online catalogs, include the following:

Highly relevant






You may also wish to search under the term "Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity," the subject heading used by the National Library of Medicine.



Fontenelle, Don H. Are you listening? Attention deficit disorders: a guide for understanding and managing overactive, attention deficit, and impulsive behaviors in children and adolescents. Byron, Calif., Front Row Experience, c1992. 254 p.
   RJ506.H9F66 1992

Ingersoll, Barbara D. Your hyperactive child: a parent's guide to coping with attention deficit disorder. New York, Doubleday, 1988. 219 p.
   RJ496.A86I54 1988
   Bibliography: p. 207-209.

Silver, Larry B. The misunderstood child: a guide for parents of children with learning disabilities. 2nd ed. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, c1992. 325 p.
   RJ506.L4S55 1991
   Includes bibliographical references.

Smith, Sally Liberman. Succeeding against the odds: strategies and insights from the learning disabled. Los Angeles, J. P. Tarcher Press, c1991. 304 p.
   LC4705.S66 1991
   Bibliography: p. 270-275.

Wender, Paul H. The hyperactive child, adolescent, and adult: attention deficit disorder through the lifespan. 3rd ed. New York, Oxford University Press, 1987. 162 p.
   RJ496.A86W46 1987
   Third ed. of The Hyperactive child & the learning disabled child.

Whiteman, Tom, Michele Novotni, and Randy Petersen. Adult ADD: a reader friendly guide to identifying, understanding, and treating adult attention deficit disorder. Colorado Springs, Colo., Pinon Press, c1995. 269 p.
   RC394.A85W48 1995



Selected Books for Children and Younger Readers

Corman, Clifford L., and Esther Trevino. Eukee the jumpy jumpy elephant. Plantation, Fla., Specialty Press, c1995. 1 v. (unpaged)
   PZ7.C81632Eu 1995
   "A young elephant who feels jumpy inside and has trouble paying attention visits Dr. Tusk and learns about ADD."

Cummings, Rhoda Woods, and Gary L. Fisher. The school survival guide for kids with LD*: (*learning differences). Edited by Pamela Espeland. Minneapolis, Free Spirit Pub., c1991. 164 p.
   LC4705.C86 1991
   Bibliography: p. 153-160.
   Discusses how children with "learning differences" can get along better in school.

Dwyer, Kathleen Marie. What do you mean I have attention deficit disorder? New York, Walker, 1996. 40 p.
   RJ506.H9D86 1996
   "Follows eleven-year-old Patrick's activities at home and at school until he is diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and learns how to deal with it."

Galvin, Matthew. Otto learns about his medicine: a story about medication for hyperactive children. New York, Magination Press; Emeryville, Calif., Distributed to the trade through Publishers Group West, c1988. 32 p.
   PZ7.G1423Ot 1988
   "Otto, a fidgety young car that has trouble paying attention in school, visits a special mechanic who prescribes a medicine to control his hyperactive behavior."

Gehret, Jeanne. Eagle eyes: a child's view of attention deficit disorder. Fairport, N.Y., Verbal Images Press, c1991. 30 p.
   PZ7.G2594Eag 1991

Gehret, Jeanne. I'm somebody too. Fairport, NY, Verbal Images Press, c1992. 159 p.
   PZ7.G25935Iam 1992

Gordon, Michael, Ph. D. Jumpin' Johnny get back to work! A child's guide to ADHD/hyperactivity. DeWitt, NY, GSI Publications, c1991. 24 p.
   RJ506.H9G675 1991

Moss, Deborah M. Shelley, the hyperactive turtle. Kensington, Md., Woodbine House, c1989. 20 p.
   RJ506.H9M67 1989
   "After his mother takes him to the doctor, Shelley the turtle begins to understand why he feels so jumpy and wiggly inside that he can't stay still."

Selected Books and Adolescents for Teens

ADD and the college student: a guide for high school and college students with attention deficit disorder. Patricia O. Quinn, editor. New York, Magination Press, c1994. 113 p.
   LC4713.4.A33 1994
   Includes bibliographical references.

Crist, James J. ADHD--a teenager's guide. King of Prussia, Pa., Center for Applied Psychology, Inc., c1996. 175 p.
   RJ506.H9C74 1996
   Bibliography: p. 169-173.

Nadeau, Kathleen G. Survival guide for college students with ADD or LD. New York, Magination Press, c1994.
56 p.
   LC4818.5.N33 1994
   Bibliography: p. 54-55.

Parker, Roberta N. Making the grade: an adolescent's struggle with attention deficit disorder. Plantation, Fla., Impact Publications, c1992. 47 p.
   LC4713.4.P37 1992
   Bibliography: p. 4.

Quinn, Patricia O., and Judith M. Stern. Putting on the brakes: young people's guide to understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). New York, Magination Press, c1991. 64 p.
   RJ496.A86Q56 1991

Snowdon, Suzanne J. Aim high: gameplanning for ADD/LD: a resource guide for teens and adults. Chicago, S. Snowdon, c1996. 213 p.
   RC394.A85S64 1996

Selected Books for Adults with ADHD

Fowler, Richard A., and Jerilyn Fowler. "Honey, are you listening?" Nashville, Thomas Nelson, c1995. 216 p.
   RC394.A85F68 1995

Goldberg, Ronald. Sit down and pay attention! Coping with attention-deficit disorder throughout the life cycle. Washington, PIA Press, c1991. 139 p.
   RJ506.H9G64 1991
   Bibliography: p. 132-135.

Hallowell, Edward M., and John J. Ratey. Driven to distraction: recognizing and coping with attention deficit disorder from childhood through adulthood. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1995. 319 p.
   RC394.A85H35 1995
   Bibliography: p. 295-298.
   Previously published, New York, Pantheon Books, 1994.

Kelly, Kate, and Peggy Ramundo. You mean I'm not lazy, stupid, or crazy?! A self-help book for adults with attention deficit disorder. New York, Scribner, 1995. 444 p.
   RC394.A85K45 1995
   Bibliography: p. 414-419.

Quinn, Patricia O. Attention deficit disorder: diagnosis and treatment from infancy to adulthood. New York, Brunner/Mazel, c1997. 226 p. (Brunner/Mazel basic principles into practice series, v. 13)
   RJ506.H9Q548 1997
   Includes bibliographical references.

Snowman, Sally R. Rising to the challenge: a styles approach to understanding adults with ADD and other learning difficulties. Plymouth, Mass., Jones River Press, 1996. 86 p.
   RC394.A85S65 1996
   Bibliography: p. 51-62.

Sudderth, David B., and Joseph Kandel. Adult ADD: the complete handbook: everything you need to know about how to cope and live well with ADD/ADHD. Rocklin, Calif., Prima Pub., c1997. 249 p.
   RC394.A85S83 1997
   Bibliography: p. 231-242.

Thomas, James Lawrence, and Christine A. Adamec. Do you have attention deficit disorder? Produced by The Philip Lief Group, Inc. New York, Dell, 1996. 283 p.
   RC394.A85T48 1996
   Bibliography: p. 257-270.

Weiss, Gabrielle, and Lily Trokenberg Hechtman. Hyperactive children grown up: ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults. 2nd ed. New York, Guilford Press, c1993. 473 p.
   RJ506.H9W44 1993
   Bibliography: p. 413-456.

Weiss, Lynn. ADD on the job: making your ADD work for you. Dallas, Tex., Taylor Pub. Co., c1996. 224 p.
   HF5381.W4344 1996

Weiss, Lynn. The attention deficit disorder in adults workbook. Dallas, Tex., Taylor Pub. Co., c1994. 186 p.
   RJ506.H9W4452 1994

Wender, Paul H. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults. New York, Oxford University Press, 1995. 295 p.
Bibliography: p. 259-282.
   RC394.A85W46 1995

Selected Books for Parents

Alexander-Roberts, Colleen. ADHD and teens: a parent's guide to making it through the tough years. Dallas, Tex., Taylor Pub., c1995. 199 p.
   RJ506.H9A575 1995
   Bibliography: p. 183-190.

Barkley, Russell A. Taking charge of ADHD: the complete, authoritative guide for parents. New York, Guilford Press, c1995. 294 p.
   RJ506.H9B373 1995
   Bibliography: p. 281-283.

Boyles, Nancy S., and Darlene Contadino. Parenting a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Los Angeles, Lowell House, c1996. 247 p.
   RJ506.H9B69 1996
   Bibliography: p. 233-235.

Copeland, Edna D., and Valerie L. Love. Attention, please! A comprehensive guide for successfully parenting children with attention disorders and hyperactivity, ADHD/ADD. Atlanta, SPI Press, c1991. 352 p.
   HQ769.C69 1991
   Includes bibliographical references.

Flick, Grad L. Power parenting for children with ADD/ADHD: a practical parent's guide for managing difficult behaviors. West Nyack, N.Y., Center for Applied Research in Education, c1996. 242 p.
   HQ773.F56 1996
   Bibliography: p. 177-180.

Grant, Wilson W. Strategies for success: how to help your child with ADHD or learning disability. San Antonio, Tex., Family Resources, c1996. 194 p.
   LC4713.4.G73 1996

Kajander, Rebecca. Living with ADHD: a practical guide to coping with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: for parents, teachers, physicians, and all those who care for children with ADHD. In conjunction with Park Nicollet Medical Foundation. Minneapolis, The Foundation, c1995. 67 p.
   RJ506.H9K35 1995
   Bibliography: p. 66-67.

Osman, Betty B. Learning disabilities and ADHD: a family guide to living and learning together. New York, J. Wiley & Sons, c1887. 228 p.
   Revised edition of: Learning disabilities.
   LC4704.O86 1997

Richards, Karen Kirk, and John B. Lester. Turning the tide: how to be an advocate for the ADD/ADHD child: attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, the invisible handicaps: a guide for teachers and parents using the multidisciplinary approach. Kansas City, Mo., Midgard Press, c1992. 76 p.
   RJ506.H9R53 1992
   Bibliography: p. 73-75.

Silver, Larry B. Dr. Larry Silver's advice to parents on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Washington, American Psychiatric Press, Inc., c1993. 260 p.
   RJ506.H9S55 1993
   Bibliography: p. 241-244.

Stevens, Suzanne H. The LD child and the ADHD child: ways parents and professionals can help. Winston-Salem, N.C., J.F. Blair Publisher, c1996. 261 p. Revised edition of The learning-disabled child, c1980.
   LC4705.S75 1996
   Bibliography: p. 255-257.

Weiss, Lynn. Give your ADD teen a chance: a guide for parents of teenagers with attention deficit disorder. Colorado Springs, Colo., Pinon Press.
   RJ506.H9W4455 1996
   c1996. 299 p.

Zeigler Dendy, Chris A. Teenagers with ADD: a parents' guide. Bethesda, Md., Woodbine House, 1995. 370 p.
   RJ506.H9Z45 1995
   Includes bibliographical references.

Selected Books for Teachers and Educators

ADHD general knowledge base. ADHD Project Facilitate. Alabama, University of Alabama, 1993. 143 p.
   LC4713.4.A34 1993
   Bibliography: p. 129-143.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder in the classroom: a practical guide for teachers. Carol A. Dowdy and others. Austin, Tex., Pro-Ed, c1997.
   LC4713.4.A89 1997
   Includes bibliographical references.

Carlson, Trudy. Learning disabilities: how to recognize and manage learning and behavioral problems in children. Duluth, Minn., Benline Press, c1997. 133 p.
   RJ506.H9C37 1997
   Bibliography: p. 127-129.

Cooper, Paul, and Katherine Ideus. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a practical guide for teachers. London, D. Fulton, 1996. 97 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LC4713.4.C66 1996

Dornbush, Marilyn Pierce, and Sheryl K. Pruitt. Teaching the tiger: a handbook for individuals involved in the education of students with attention deficit disorders, Tourette syndrome, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Duarte, Calif., Hope Press, c1995. 268 p.
   LC4713.4.D67 1995
   Includes bibliographical references.

Jones, Clare B. Attention deficit disorder: strategies for school-age children. Tucson, Ariz., Communication Skill Builders, c1994. 211 p.
   LC4713.4.J66 1994
   Bibliography: p. 207-211.

Pfiffner, Linda Jo. All about ADHD: the complete practical guide for classroom teachers. New York, Scholastic Professional Books, c1996. 173 p.
   LC4713.4.P45 1996
   Bibliography: p. 170-172.

Stevens, Suzanne H. Classroom success for the LD and ADHD child. Winston-Salem, N.C., J.F. Blair, c1997.
342 p.
   Revised edition of Classroom success for the learning disabled, c1984.
   LC4705.S74 1997
   Bibliography: p. 335-337.

Understanding ADHD: a practical guide for teachers and parents. Edited by William N. Bender. Upper Saddle River, N.J., Merrill, c1997. 276 p.
   LC4713.4.U53 1997
   Includes bibliographical references.

Selected Books for Practitioners and Clinicians

Attention deficit disorder comes of age: toward the twenty-first century. Edited by Sally E. Shaywitz and Bennett A. Shaywitz. Austin, Tex., PRO-ED, c1992. 368 p.
   RJ506.H9A88 1992
   Includes bibliographical references.

Attention deficit disorders and hyperactivity in children. Edited by Pasquale J. Accardo, Thomas A. Blondis, and Barbara Y. Whitman. New York, M. Dekker, c1991. 408 p. (Pediatric habilitation, v. 7)
   RJ506.H9A89 1991
   Includes bibliographical references.

Barkley, Russell A. ADHD and the nature of self-control. New York, Guilford press, c1997. 410 p.
   RJ506.H9B368 1997
   Bibliography: 351-397.

A Comprehensive guide to attention deficit disorder in adults: research, diagnosis, and treatment. Edited by Kathleen G. Nadeau. New York, Brunner/Mazel, c1995. 408 p.
   RC394.A85C65 1995
   Includes bibliographical references.

Conners, C. Keith, and Karen C. Wells. Hyperkinetic children: a neuropsychosocial approach. Beverly Hills, Sage Publications, c1986. 160 p. (Developmental clinical psychology and psychiatry, v. 7)
   RJ506.H9C653 1986
   Bibliography: p. 146-157.

Goldstein, Sam. Managing attention and learning disorders in late adolescence and adulthood: a guide for practitioners. New York, Wiley, c1997. 496 p.
   RC394.A85G65 1997
   Bibliography: p. 423-477.

Hinshaw, Stephen P. Attention deficits and hyperactivity in children. Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications, c1994. 155 p. (Developmental clinical psychology and psychiatry, v. 29)
   RJ506.H9H56 1994
   Bibliography: p. 127-146.

Santostefano, Sebastiano. Integrative psychotherapy for children and adolescents with ADHD. Northvale, N.J., J. Aronson, 1995. 251 p.
   Originally published under the title Cognitive control therapy with children and adolescents.
   RJ506.L4S26 1995
   Bibliography: p. 235-239.

Selected Books on Therapy and Treatment (Including Drug, Behavioral and Diet Therapy)

Armstrong, Thomas. The myth of the A.D.D. child: 50 ways to improve your child's behavior and attention span without drugs, labels, or coercion. New York, Dutton, c1995. 302 p.
   RJ506.H9 A76 1995
   Includes bibliographical references.

Bennett, Richard C. Second opinion: a holistic approach to treating adults with ADD. Valparaiso, Ind., ADD Resources, c1994. 61 p.
   RC394.A85B46 1994
   Bibliography: p. 45.

Block, Mary Ann. No more Ritalin: treating ADHD without drugs. New York, Kensington Books, c1996. 144 p.
   RJ506.H9B56 1996
   Includes bibliographical references.

Copeland, Edna D. Medications for attention disorders (ADHD/ADD) and related medical problems (Tourette's syndrome, sleep apnea, seizure disorders): a comprehensive handbook. Atlanta, SPI Press, 1991. 420 p.
   RJ506.H9C67 1991
   Bibliography: p. 365-387.

Feingold, Ben F., and Helene S. Feingold. The Feingold cookbook for hyperactive children, and others with problems associated with food additives and salicylates. New York, Random House, c1979. 327 p.

Finsand, Mary Jane. Caring & cooking for the hyperactive child. New York, Sterling, c1981. 192 p.
   Bibliography: p. 187.

Garber, Stephen W., Marianne Daniels Garber, and Robyn Freedman Spizman. Beyond Ritalin: facts about medication and other strategies for helping children, adolescents, and adults with attention deficit disorders. New York, Villard Books, c1996. 255 p.
   RJ506.H9G366 1996
   Bibliography: p. 233-242.

Hersey, Jane. Why can't my child behave? Why can't she cope? Why can't he learn? Alexandria, Va., Pear Tree Press, c1996. 473 p.
   RJ506.H9H47 1996
   Includes bibliographical references.

Hunter, Diana. The Ritalin-free child: managing hyperactivity & attention deficits without drugs. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Consumer Press, c1995. 155 p.
   RJ506.H9H89 1995
   Bibliography: p. 156.

Murphy, Kevin R., and Suzanne LeVert. Out of the fog: treatment options and coping strategies for adult attention deficit disorder. New York, Hyperion, 1995. 300 p.
   RC394.A85M87 1995
   Bibliography: p. 279-282.

Parker, Harvey C. The Hyperactivity handbook for schools: effective strategies for identifying and teaching ADD students in elementary and secondary schools. Plantation, Fla., Impact publications, c1992. 330 p.
   LC4712.P37 1992
   Bibliography: p. 289-293.

Reichenberg-Ullman, Judyth, and Robert Ullman. Ritalin-free kids: safe and effective homeopathic medicine for ADD and other behavioral and learning problems. Rocklin, Calif., Prima Pub., c1996. 300 p.
   RX531.A77U45 1996
   Includes bibliographical references.

Ritalin: theory and patient management. Laurence L. Greenhill, Betty B. Osman, editors. New York, M. A. Liebert, c1991. 338 p.
   RJ506.H9R57 1991
   Includes bibliographical references.

Robb, Phyllis. Cooking for hyperactive and allergic children. Fort Wayne, Ind., Cedar Creek Publishers, c1980.
235 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.

Personal Narratives

Alexander-Roberts, Colleen. The ADHD parenting handbook: practical advice for parents from parents. Dallas, Tex., Taylor Pub. Co., 1994. 206 p.
   RJ506.H9A58 1994
   Bibliography: p. 195-200.

Hartmann, Thom. ADD success stories: a guide to fulfillment for families with Attention Deficit Disorder: maps, guidebooks, and travelogues for hunters in this farmer's world. Grass Valley, Calif., Underwood Books, 1995.
250 p.
   RC394.A85H37 1995
   Bibliography: p. 225-248.

Hughes, Susan. What makes Ryan tick? A family's triumph over Tourette syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Duarte, Calif., Hope Press, c1996. 305 p.
   RJ496.T68H844 1996
   Bibliography: p. 303-305.

Nadeau, Kathleen G. Adventures in fast forward: life, love, and work for the ADD adult. New York, Brunner/Mazel, c1996. 210 p.
   RC394.A85N33 1996
   Bibliography: p. 201-203.



Gardner, Richard A. Hyperactivity, the so-called attention-deficit disorder, and the group of MBD syndromes. Cresskill, N.J., Creative Therapeutics, c1987. 199 p.
   RJ496.B7G36 1987
   Bibliography: p. 187-191.

Jasuja, Sanjay. Out of chaos! Understanding and managing A.D.D.: Its relationship to modern stress. 2nd ed. Palo Alto, Calif., Esteem House, c1995. 176 p.
   RC394.A85J37 1995
   Bibliography: p. 169-171.

Legal issues and ADHD. ADHD Project Facilitate. Alabama, University of Alabama, 1993. 163 p.
   KF4215.Z9L44 1993
   Bibliography: p. 161-162.

Miller, David K., and Kenneth Blum. Overload: attention deficit disorder and the addictive brain. Kansas City, Mo., Andrews and McMeel, 1996. 202 p.
   RC394.A85M55 1996
   Bibliography: p. 197-200.

Solden, Sari. Women with attention deficit disorder: embracing disorganization at home and in the workplace. Grass Valley, Calif., Underwood Books, c1995. 288 p.
   RC394.A85S66 1995
   Bibliography: p. 282-286.

Weisberg, Lynne W., and Rosalie Greenberg. When acting out isn't acting: understanding child and adolescent temper, anger, and behavior disorders. Washington, PIA Press, c1988. 118 p.
   RJ506.B44W45 1988
   Bibliography: p. 108-112.



Archuleta, Alyce J., and Michael J. Archuleta. The hyperactive child: a selected bibliography for parents and educators. San Diego, Calif., Current Bibliography Series, 1974. 26 p. (Current bibliography series, 2)

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: abstracts of the psychological and behavioral literature, 1971-1994. Editors, Robert J. Resnick, Kathleen McEvoy. Washington, American Psychological Association, 1994. 204 p. (Bibliographies in psychology, no. 14)
   RJ506.H9A93 1994
   Bibliography: p. 167-177.

Fouse, Beth, and Jane Ann Morrison. Using children's books as an intervention for attention-deficit disorder. Reading teacher, v. 50, Feb. 1997: p. 442-445.

National Institute of Mental Health (U. S.). Bibliography on the hyperkinetic behavior syndrome. Rockville, Md., U. S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, National Institute of Mental Health, 1978. 40 p. (DHEW publication, no. (ADM) 77-449)
   Z6664.N5U5565 1978

Winchell, Carol Ann. The hyperkinetic child: an annotated bibliography, 1974-1979. Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1981. 451 p. (Contemporary problems in childhood, no. 4)
   Z5814.C52W53 1981



BOSC directory. 1985- Congers, N.Y., BOSC Publishers.
   "Facilities for learning disabled people."

The Complete learning disabilities directory. 2nd ed., 1994- Lakeville, Conn., Grey House Pub.
   LC4704.6.C66 <MRR Alc>

The FCLD learning disabilities resource guide: a state-by-state directory of special programs, schools, and services. New York, Published for the Foundation for Children with Learning Disabilities by Education Systems, Inc., c1985. 409 p.
   Bibliography: p. 366-381.
   Rev. ed. of The FCLD guide for parents of children with learning disabilities, c1984.
   LC4704.6.F35 1985

Lovejoy's college guide for the learning disabled. 1985- New York, Monarch Press.
   L901.L69 <MRR Alc>
   Published by Prentice Hall, 1993-

Peterson's colleges with programs for students with learning disabilities. Charles T. Mangrum II and Stephen S. Strichart, editors. 4th ed. Princeton, N.J., Peterson's, c1994. 673 p.
   L901.P458 1994 <MRR Alc>

Shore, Kenneth. The special education handbook: how to get the best education possible for your learning disabled child. New York, Warner Books, 1988, c1986. 207 p.
   LC4031.S46 1988 <MRR Alc>
   Includes bibliographical references.



Journals that often contain articles relevant to Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder include the following:

American Family Physician
Intervention in School and Clinic
Journal of Attention Disorders RJ506.H9J68
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry RJ499.A1A4



Baren, Martin. Multimodal treatment for ADHD. Patient care, v. 29, Dec. 15, 1995: 77-94.

Brandt, Mary D., and Judy O. Berry. Transitioning college bound students with LD. Intervention in school and clinic, v. 26, May 1991: 297-301.
   LC4001.A25 and <Pamphlet Box>

Cantwell, D. P. Attention deficit disorder: a review of the past 10 years. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, v. 35, Aug. 1996: 978-987.

Diller, L. H. The run on ritalin. Attention deficit disorder and stimulant treatment in the 1990s. Hastings Center report, v. 26, Mar./Apr. 1996: 12-18.

Farley, Dixie. Helping children with attention disorder. FDA consumer, v. 23, Feb. 1989: 10.

Granat, Diane. The young and the restless. Washingtonian, v. 20, April 1995: 60.

Johnson, Thomas M. Evaluating the hyperactive child in your office: is it ADHD? American family physician, v. 56, July 1997: 155-60.
   A patient information handout is provided.

Leutwyler, Kristin. Paying attention. (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Scientific American, v. 275, Aug. 1996: 12, 14.

Long, Cynthia D. Opportunities made equal: accommodating students with learning disabilities. Academe, v. 83, May/June 1997: 48-51.

Reeves, Ronald E. ADHD: facts and fallacies. Intervention in school and clinic, v. 26, Nov. 1990: 70-78.
   LC4001.A25 and <Pamphlet box>

Taylor, Michael A. Evaluation and management of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. American family physician, v. 55, Feb. 15, 1997: 887-894.
   A patient information handout is provided.

Wyld, David C. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults: will this be the greatest challenge for employment discrimination law? Employee responsibilities and rights journal, v. 10: 103-125.

Zametkin, Alan J. Attention-deficit disorder: born to be hyperactive? JAMA, v. 273, June 21, 1995: 1871-74.



Abstracting and Indexing Services that index relevant journal articles and other literature on ADD/ADHD are listed below. Suggested terms are given as aids in searching. The following indexes are available in most public and college libraries.

Biological Abstracts (1926- )
   QH301.B37 <SciRR A&I> and Computer Format
   See: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Education Index (1929- )
   Z5813.E23 <MRR Alc> <N&CPR> and Computer Format
   See: Attention Deficit Disorder
   See also:
   Learning Disabled
   Learning Disabled Children

Current Index to Journals in Education (1969- )
   Z5813.C8 <MRR Alc> <N&CPR> and Computer Format
   See: Attention Deficit Disorders
   See also:
   Behavior Disorders
   Behavior Problems
   Learning Disabilities

General Science Index (1978- )
   Z7401.G46 <SciRR A&I> and Computer Format
   See: Attention Deficit Disorder
   See also:
   Hyperactive Child Syndrome

Index Medicus (1960- )
   Z6660.I422 <SciRR A&I> and Computer Format
   See: Attention Deficit Disorder With Hyperactivity

Magazine Index
   See: Attention Deficit Disorder    Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
   See also:
   Behavior Problems in Children
   Hyperactive Children
   Learning Disabilities
   Methylphenidate hydrochloride
   Problem children--Drug therapy
   Ritalin (medication)
   Available in several formats at LC

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895- )
   Z1223.A18 <SciRR> <MRR Alc> <N&CPR> and Computer Format
   See: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
   See also: Learning Disabilities in Children

Psychological Abstracts
   BF1.P65 <SciRR A&I> <MRR Alc> and Computer Format
   See: Attention Deficit Disorder
   See also:
   Minimal Brain Disorders

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (1900- )
   AI3.R45 <MRR Alc> <BRS> <N&CPR> and Computer Format
   See: Attention Deficit Disorder
   See also:
   Learning Disabilities
   Problem Children



Selected materials available in the Science Reading Room pamphlet boxes include the following:

Baren, Martin. What ADHD is - and isn't. Patient care, v. 29, Dec. 15, 1995: 56-76.

Barr, Vickie M. HEATH national resource directory on postsecondary education and disability 1996. Washington, American Council on Education, HEATH Resource Center, 1996. 72 p.

Cowley, Geoffrey. The Not-young and the restless. Newsweek, v. 122, July, 26, 1993: 48-49.

Gregg, Soleil. ADHD - new legal responsibilities for schools. Policy briefs. Charleston, W. Va., Appalachia Educational Lab, State Policy Program, 1994. 9 p.

Kupper, Lisa. Bibliography for families: assessing children for the presence of a disability. Academy for Educational Development, Inc. Washington, 1994. 5 p.

McCormick, Louis H. ADHD in community-based family practice. Patient care, v. 29, Dec. 15, 1993: 94-98.

Meents, Cassandra K. Attention deficit disorder: a review of the literature. Psychology in the schools, v. 26, Apr. 1989: 168-178.

Montague, Marjorie, James D. McKinney, and Anne Hocutt. Assessing students for attention deficit disorder. Intervention in school and clinic, v. 29, Mar. 1994: 212-218.

National resources for adults with learning disabilities. Washington, D.C., American Council on Education, HEATH Resource Center, 1995. 26 p.

NCLD's resource list. New York, National Center for Learning Disabilities. 12 p.

Silver, Larry B. ADHD: attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities: booklet for parents. Summit, N.J., Ciba-Geigy Corporation, c1995. 16 p.

Silver, Larry B. ADHD: attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities: booklet for the classroom teacher. Summit, N.J., Ciba-Geigy Corporation, c1995. 15 p.

Spencer, Thomas, and others. Pharmacotherapy of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder across the life cycle. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, v. 35, Apr. 1996: 409-432.

Support groups for people with ADD. In Adult ADD: the complete handbook: everything you need to know about how to cope and live well with ADD/ADHD. Rocklin, Calif., Prima Pub., c1997. p. 207-225.



Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
39930 Johnnycake Ridge Road
Mentor, OH 44061
Telephone: (800) 487-2282

ADD Warehouse
300 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33317
Telephone: (800) 233-9273
For-profit product supplier for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder related materials.

American Psychological Association
750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: (202) 336-5500

American Speech Language Hearing Association
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20849-17256
Telephone: (301) 897-5700
(800) 498-2071

Attention Deficit Information Network (AD-IN)
475 Hillside Avenue
Needham, MA 02194
Telephone: (617) 455-9895

Center for Hyperactive Children Information, Inc. (CHCI)
PO Box 66272
Washington, DC 20035
Telephone: (703) 415-1090

Children and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D)
499 Northwest 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
Telephone: (954) 587-3700
(800) 233-4050

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1589
Telephone: (800) 328-0272

International Dyslexia Society
Chester Building, Suite 382
8600 La Salle Road
Baltimore, MD 21286-2044
Telephone: (410) 296-0232

Learning Disability Association of America (formerly ACLD)
National Headquarters
4156 Library Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Telephone: (412) 341-1515

The Learning Disabilities Network
72 Sharp St., Site A-2
Hingham, MA 02043
Telephone: (617) 340-5606

National ADD Association Support Network Information Line
Telephone: (800) 487-2282

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: (212) 545-7510

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHY)
Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
Telephone: (202) 884-8200
(800) 695-0285

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Building 31
Bethesda, MD 20205
Telephone: (301) 496-5133

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