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RECOMMENDED READINGS

 

You and your ADD child: practical strategies for coping with everyday problems.
By Ian Wallace

Child psychologist Ian Wallace is Australia's foremost authority on the treatment of ADD using behavioral therapy. In this book he introduces a variety of practical strategies, designed specifically for ADD, that can help caregivers, parents, and their children manage everyday problems. He also tackles the difficult problems of low self-esteem, poor social skills, defiance, school issues, aggression and sibling rivalry.

 

A Handbook for Happy Families by Dr John Irvine

A Handbook for Happy Families provides ideas for parents on 40 or more common problems with children of all ages. Dr John Irvine's responses to these problems - which he encounters in his clinic, his public talks and on his Web advisory line - are arranged in three age groups: baby to preschool, primary school and high school years. In this book, Dr John - as he is widely known through his advice for parents on radio, the Internet and in newspapers - gives practical information on issues that perplex parents. His wit and wisdom help us laugh at the issues that anger us.

 

 

Who'd be a Parent? by Dr John Irvine

Dr John's fourth book 'Who'd Be A Parent?' is summed up perfectly in the sub title: 'The manual that should have come with Kids!' 'Who'd Be A Parent?' is a must-have manual on how to raise good kids. The book includes famous footnotes, bush remedies, games and case studies. Dr John's unique style helps parents to use playfare not warfare to cope with and enjoy raising kids. A portion of all sales of this book are directed to NAPCAN (National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect). Topics covered include:

ADHD, Smacking, Behavioural problems (bullying) and many more!

Coping with the Family by Dr John Irvine

Dr John's third book 'Coping With the Family' gave kids, teenagers, parents, teachers, aunts, uncles, siblings, grandparents, etc. the opportunity to tell their own unique stories and offer advice on family life. Of course Dr John's own practical advice is also a feature of this book. 'Coping With the Family' is a guide to raising the family (children 0-18 years) so that our kids emerge the other end as happy and healthy young adults. 

 

Thriving at School by Dr John Irvine

Thriving At School  - Due to the success of John's previous book 'Coping With School' John was approached to write an updated version of this book. 'Thriving at School' is the completed revised edition of this popular text and is proving just as successful. Topics covered include:
Preparing for Big School
Getting to School (separation, anxiety issues)
In the Classroom (issues on learning)
In the Playground (self esteem)
Preparing for Bigger School (transition to middle/high school)
Home-School Issues (teachers/homework etc).

 

Fed Up with Asthma by Sue Dengate

"How food affects asthma and what you can do about it", this new book from Sue Dengate tackles one of the most dangerous and insidious health issues to be associated with the Western lifestyle: asthma. Sue examines the scientific research that shows links between a whole range of synthetic and natural food chemicals such as sulphites, MSG and salicylates and the steadily increasing numbers of children and adults diagnosed with asthma; and also shows how to avoid them using the Failsafe diet.
 

 

Different Kids by Sue Dengate

This compelling book tells how a former teacher and mother found surprisingly successful solutions to her children's behaviour and learning problems, some of which were associated with ADHD. If teachers, friends and family say these things about your child, then perhaps you should read this book: your child is lazy, or easily bored; needs a firm hand; is restless or lethargic; is forgetful, disorganised and unmotivated; reacts to some foods; has poor reading skills or handwriting but is very creative; has trouble making friends; could do better if he or she tried...

 

Fed Up by Sue Dengate

Sue Dengate explored for herself, as a mother, the way that certain foods affected her children. Here, she shares that information.  Sue Dengate has also written 'Fed up with ADHD', 'Fed up with Asthma', 'Different Kids' and 'The Failsafe Cookbook'.

 

 

 

 

 

The Failsafe Cookbook by Sue Dengate

Subtitled 'Reducing food chemicals for calm, happy families', this book includes a 'Additives to Avoid' card. This is Sue Dengate's third book - her first two were 'Different Kids' and 'Fed Up'.  Here, she has written and compiled hundreds of new and improved recipes for all kinds of occasions, as well as detailed information about food intolerance and the elimination diet.

 

 

 


Are You Food Sensitive? by Joan Breakey

Dietitian Joan Breakey has researched and practiced diet therapy in suspected food sensitivity for over twenty years. This book outlines those who are most likely to respond to diet and what symptoms can be reduced by diet. Through the diet detective method, you will investigate your own food sensitivities to find which foods can affect your wellbeing. Within five weeks you can find out if diet has a role. You can then test various foods and additives to expand the diet to your own tolerance.

 

 

 

Talk, Time, Teamwork

The NSW Department of School Education has developed Talk, Time, Teamwork: Collaborative Management of Students with ADHD in conjunction with specialist medical practitioners. It is hoped that these materials will provide support teachers and schools through the use of the suggested strategies and proformas. 

The materials stress the need for a collaborative approach to the management of students with ADHD. Such a  collaborative approach not only provides more consistent support for the the students but also facilitates and supports the work of parents, teachers and doctors.

 

 

 

 

 ADHD Potatoes by Geraldine Moore

It's a story that starts out as a memoir of myself as a young mother trying to find answers to a puzzle. The puzzle is why my two boys appeared to behave so differently from other little boys of their own age. Later in the book, this personal quest broadens out into a larger story about the struggle for acceptance of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder during the 1990s in Australia.

 

 

 

  

The Out of Sync Child by Carol Block Kranowitz

This book explains how Sensory Integration (SI) dysfunction can be confused with ADD, learning disabilities and other problems. The author explains to parents just how to recognize the problem and offers a drug free treatment approach.

Natural Treatments for ADD and Hyperactivity by Skye Weintraub

Focusing on nutritional, environmental and physiological factors, this book gives specific technical information pertinent to the causes symptoms and natural treatments of ADD and ADHD. It also provides guidelines for parents and teachers.

ADD and ADHD: Complementary Medicine Solutions by Charles Gant

Are ADD and ADHD biochemical problems and can nutrients and diet be used to treat these conditions? Dr. Gant discusses these and other questions and explains what complementary medicine has to offer sufferers, their families and all who attempt to help hem.

Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey

Told by others to "sit still", "finish what you’ve started", or "stop procrastinating", millions of adults and children feel they lack self-discipline. For many this might be a neurological problem. The doctors who authored this book reveal the impact precise diagnosis and treatment can have.

Autism

Autism Treatment Guide by Elizabeth Gerlach

As a comprehensive collection of autism treatments, this book provides a complete overview of what treatments are currently available for autistic children. Also by this author: Just This Side of Normal.

Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin

An account of the author’s life describing what it is like to live with autism. Also in this book is found information on the methods of treatment, medication and diagnosis of autism.

Dancing in the Rain by Annabelle Stehli

Parents of children with special needs offer their stories to share with other parents and concerned people. Also by this author, Sound of a Miracle, the story of the author’s daughter and her triumph over autism.

Special Diets for Special Kids. by Lisa Lewis

This book deals with understanding and implementing special diets to aid in the treatment of autism and related developmental disorders.

Nutrition

Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 2nd edition. by James Balch and Phyllis Balch

A practical reference to drug free remedies using vitamins, minerals, herbs and food supplements.

Eating Well for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil

This book provides basic facts about human nutrition, explains how to evaluate the latest diets and provides a program for improving well being through making informed choices about how and what we eat.

Foods that Fight Disease by Laurie D.Mozian

Phytochemicals are non-nutrient substances found in food, which have the ability to fight disease and prevent chronic health conditions. This book explains just how phytochemicals work with the body and provides a list of foods and their nutrient levels.

How to Get Your Kids to Eat…But Not Too Much by Ellyn Satter

Offers simple ground rules for developing health-eating habits. This book emphasizes the importance of parental support of good nutrition.

Mental Illness

When Someone You Love has a Mental Illness by Rebecca Woolis

An essential resource for parents, siblings and friends of people with mental illness. This book features 50 proven Quick Reference guide.

Natural Healing for Schizophrenia. by Eva Edelman

Representing four decades of pioneering research in biological-biochemical illness, this book will both enlighten and inform those with schizophrenia and their families.

Additional Suggested Books

The Healing Nutrients Within by Eric Braverman and Carl C. Pfeiffer 

Mental and Elemental Nutrients by Carl C. Pfeiffer