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Cindy's NEW Book: ADHD, Executive Function, and Stress in the Classroom

New! ADHD, Executive Function & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom: Managing the Impact on Learning, Motivation and Stress by Cindy Goldrich, ADHD-CCSP & Carly Goldrich, BS, ED

Take advantage of the latest brain research and evidence-based best practices to get kids motivated, focused, organized, and performing closer to their real potential.

Included for easy reproduction are resources and worksheets to address issues related to:

  • Improving task initiation, planning, and time-management
  • Strengthen emotional regulation, cognitive flexibility, and frustration tolerance
  • Teach effective communication and collaboration skills
  • Manage stress and anxiety in school and at home
  • Practical, non-distracting movement
  • Create a Growth Mindset temperament and improve perseverance
  • Use goal-setting techniques to improve performance and confidence

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8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD (1)

8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD by Cindy Goldrich

Compassionate and effective strategies for raising a child with ADHD. Parenting children with ADHD, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, can be challenging and complex. But just as a child who struggles with reading can learn to decode words, children with ADHD can learn patience, communication, and solution-seeking skills to become more confident, independent, and capable. This book, rich with optimism, tips, tools, and action plans, offers science-based insights and systems for parents to help cultivate these skills. Read more here    

Available in English and Chinese.

ADDitude Magazine

Attention Magazine (A benefit of CHADD membership)

ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship by Melissa Orlov

ADHD, Executive Function & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom: Managing the Impact on Learning, Motivation and Stress by Cindy Goldrich, ADHD-CCSP & Carly Goldrich, BS, ED

Between Parent & Teenager by Dr. Haim Ginott

Buzz by Katherine Ellison

Change Your Questions, Change Your Life by Marilee Adams, PhD

The Couples Guide to Thriving with ADHD by Melissa Orlov

Driven to Distraction by Ned Hallowell, M.D. and John Ratey, M.D.

8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD by Cindy Goldrich

Empowering Youth with ADHD by Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC

Executive Function in the Classroom by Christopher Kaufman

The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in Five Minutes by Intelligent Change

The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too) by Gretchen Rubin

Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking by Tamar Chomsky

Helping Your Anxious Child by Rapee, Spence, Cobhan, and Wignall

Late Bloomers by Rich Karlgaard

Learning Outside The Lines by Jonathon Mooney and David Cole

Lost at School by Ross Greene, Ph.D.

Marva Collins Way by Marva Collins

Mindset by Carol Dweck

The Motivation Breakthrough by Rick Lavoie

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Kranowitz

Queen Bees and Wanna Bees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boys, and the New Realities of Girl World by Rosalind Wiseman

Ready or Not, Here Life Comes by Mel Levine, M.D.

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey

The Fix-It Friends: Eyes on the Prize by Nicole C. Kear

I am proud to have contributed to this book. As part of a larger series, this book addresses the challenges one friend has with being organized and staying focused. There is a special section at the end of the book for kids that includes tools and strategies for dealing with distractions and challenges in focusing.

Hank Zipzer by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
Inspired by the true-life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series is about the high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences. The reading level ranges from grade levels 2 – 5.

All Dogs Have ADHD by Kathy Hoopman
All Dogs Have ADHD takes an inspiring and affectionate look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and brings to life familiar ADHD characteristics such as being restless and excitable, getting easily distracted, and acting on impulse.

All Birds Have Anxiety by Kathy Hoopmann 
Through a light-touch, quizzical depiction of bird behavior, All Birds Have Anxiety uses colorful images and astute explanations to explore with gentle humor what it means to live with anxiety day-to-day, and how to begin to deal with it.

Jimmy Racecar by J.B. Snyder, MD

Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD by Patricia Quinn and Judith Stern

Who Moved My Cheese? For Kids by Spencer Johnson

Who Moved My Cheese? for Teens by Spencer Johnson

A Walk in the Rain with a Brain by Ned Hallowell

My Brain needs Glasses: Living with Hyperactivity by Annick Vincent

Learning To Slow Down & Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About ADHD by Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D.

Don’t be Your Own Bully by Kerri Golding Oransky, LCSW

ADHD and Me: What I learned from lighting fires at the Dinner Table by Blake E.S. Taylor

My Friend the Troublemaker: Learning to Focus and Thriving with ADHD by Rifka Schonfeld

A Bird’s Eye View of Life with ADHD by Alex Zeigler and Chris Dendy

Cory Stories: A Kid’s Book About Living with ADHD by Jeanne Krauss and Whitney Martin

Shelley, the Hyperactive Turtle by Deborah M. Moss

Percy Jackson & the Olympiads by Rick Riordan

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Knowing What to Say (American Girl) by Patti Kelley Criswell

Jarvis Clutch – Social Spy by Mel Levine

Understood aims to give parents a direct path to the support they need most to make them feel more confident and capable, less frustrated and alone. I am proud to be on their board of Experts.

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP, coined the term “Social Thinking” and helps educators, clinicians, professionals of all types, and parents/family members appreciate that social capabilities are integral to a person’s success in life, socially, academically, and professionally.

Think:Kids promotes the understanding that challenging kids lack the skill, not the will, to behave well – specifically skills related to problem-solving, flexibility and frustration tolerance. Unlike traditional models of discipline, their approach avoids the use of power, control and motivational procedures and instead focuses on teaching at-risk kids the skills they need to succeed.

Shykids The purpose of this website is to talk about shyness – what it is and what it feels like.

WrightsLaw  Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. 

ADHD & Marriage: Helping Adults Thrive in Relationships Impacted by ADHD: Melissa Orlov provides hope, information, and the tools you need to thrive in a healthier, happier relationship.

Grammarly It checks for grammatical errors, provides vocabulary enhancement suggestions, detects plagiarism, and provides citation suggestions. 

Disney Circle allows your family to manage all of your home's connected devices. With Circle, parents can now filter online content and limit online screen time as well as set an Internet bedtime for every connected device in the home. Circle can even Pause the Internet and share what kids are up to online.

Times Tales: Times Tales is a creative, innovative mnemonic-based program that makes it fun and easy to memorize the upper multiplication facts. Times Tales uses cute, simple stories to provide students with a “memory peg”, allowing them to quickly recall otherwise abstract facts, making it great for kids with ADHD and/or learning disabilities.

TimeTimer: For many people, it’s a challenge noticing the passage of time. The Time Timer can be a great tool to help others be aware and release you from being the constant reminder!

Bouncy Bands: Bouncy Bands attach to chairs and desks for students to bounce their feet and stretch their legs while they work quietly so they can release their extra energy, anxiety, and frustration without distracting others.  Use code: PTSBouncyBands and save 15% (free shipping for orders over $100)

Howda HugPortable seats, lightweight, embracing and rocking seats that children love and benefit from using.  Adults love them too to add back support to desk chairs and for stadium outings. Use code: HAVEHUG for a $5 discount.

Inspiration Software: Excellent mind-mapping software for people with AD/HD or LD who have trouble organizing thoughts in a sequential, written form. Mind mapping (graphic organizing, visual thinking) software or devices provide the freedom to express ideas in a visual format, record them as they come, and link them together later to create an outline. Inspiration is for grades 6-12. The website offers a free trial.

HeadSpace: Meditation made simple. Free app.

Super Kids: Make your own math drill sheets for free! Simply select the type of problems and a worksheet will be created to our specifications, ready to be printed for use.

Quizlet: Wonderful site to make online flashcards, create interactive quizzes, and view other people’s flash cards as well.

Flashcard Exchange: Create flashcards and tests. Millions of flashcards already stored on a variety of academic topics.

Kahn Academy: Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free. With a library of thousands of video lessons and practice exercises covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.

ReadWriteThink: Interactive learning activities for grades K-12. One of my favorites, Essay Map, is an interactive graphic organizer that helps students develop an outline that includes an introductory statement and the main ideas they want to discuss or describe.

Free Comic Strip Maker: Great tool to help kids express themselves through the use of comic strips.

Learning Ally: Many kids with ADHD have trouble focusing on written words and occasionally benefit from listening to text. Learning Ally provides Audio versions of books and textbooks for those who benefit from listening and not just reading the material as well as those who struggle with fluency and decoding.

iHomework: This app brings the standard agenda pad to life by adding useful features and integration with their home computer.

Flashcards+: This app allows students to create easy-to-read flashcards and monitor their progress in memorizing the facts.

Best Alarm Clock: This app lets you choose songs from your personal playlist or built-in sounds. You can determine the length of the snooze and set unlimited backup alarms.

Clocky: A fun and crazy alarm clock on wheels. It jumps from a 3-foot high nightstand, and then off it runs in different directions every day, bumping into objects, changing direction again, and beeping until you wake up, get out of bed and turn him off.

Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock: can be set super loud, has lights that flash, and has a vibrating disk to shake the bed.

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