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The staff of the National Resource Center on ADHD has compiled a list of our favorite books written for parents and teachers to help students with ADHD and related learning challenges manage homework and improve study skills. More detailed information on each title, as well as additional books and periodicals on this topic are available from the NRC Library's online database.

  • The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond
    Donna Goldberg
    Publisher: Touchstone (riverside, NJ, 2005), 288 pages
    Summary: This book is full of strategies for helping parents identify and teach organizational skills. They include assessments to gather information about your child's learning style, study habits, and instructions for organizing an at-home work space for your child.
  • Academic Success Strategies for Adolescents With Learning Disabilities and ADHD
    Esther, Ph.D. Minskoff and David, Ph.D. Allsopp
    Publisher: Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co. (Baltimore, MD, 2002), 256 pages
    Summary: This information guide for educators presents methods for evaluating student?s learning styles to tailor individualized education strategies. The teaching strategies cover several different academic areas, such as organization, test taking, study skills, and taking notes.
  • KidTips: Study Strategies for Students with Learning Differences
    Kathy Young
    Publisher: Attainment Co. (Verona, WI, 2003), 145 pages
    Summary: This book gives students in grades 3 through 8 advice in several areas, including math, reading, writing, organization, homework, and test taking. Includes a CD-ROM with printable forms.
  • Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools, and Solutions to Stress-Free Homework
    Ann K. Dolin
    Publisher: Advantage Books (Washington, DC, 2010), 272 pages
    Summary: This book reveals the core problems that commonly lead to homework stress. Six key student profiles are identified: Disorganization, Rushing, Procrastination, Avoidance, Inattention, and Frustration and tips and strategies to deal with each type are provided.
  • 101 School Success Tools for Students With ADHD
    Jacqueline Iseman, Stephan Silverman and Sue Jeweler
    Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc. (Waco, TX, 2010), 224 pages
    Summary: This book assists teachers and parents to empower students with ADHD to become successful learners. The book provides a brief overview of the specific needs of learners with ADHD, before including a wide variety of tools teachers can use in the classroom and parents can use in the home setting.
  • Organizing the Disorganized Child: Simple Strategies to Succeed in School
    Martin L. Kutscher and Marcella Moran
    Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (New York, NY, 2009), 176 pages
    Summary: This book explains the roots of our children′s organizational problems, and the parents′ role in fixing them. It outlines different organizational styles used by different students, what school materials to buy, and how to set up the study area. A step-by-step plan for an organizational system is also discussed.
  • Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention
    Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
    Publisher: Guilford Press (New York, NY, 2010), 224 pages
    Summary: The book provides step-by-step guidelines and many practical tools to promote executive skill development by implementing environmental modifications, individualized instruction, coaching, whole class interventions, and includes reproducible assessment tools, checklists, and planning sheets.

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