The first step after receiving a diagnosis of ADHD or suspecting AHD, is to educate yourself on what is ADHD and what it looks like on me or my loved one. There are so many websites, podcasts and books that offer a wealth of insight, strategies and tools about living with ADHD and getting organized.

A few of my favorites are: 


  • Driven to Distraction and Distraction 2.0 by Dr. Edward Hallowell and Dr. John Ratey

  • Square Peg by Tod Rose

  • Organizing the Disorganized Child, by Martin Kutscher & Marcella Moran

  • ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life, by Judith Kolberg & Kathleen G. Nadeau

  • Why will No One Play With Me?, by Caroline Maguire
    (a book about social skills for people of all ages

  • How To Do it Now Because It's Not Going Away by Leslie Josel (for HS & College students)

  • Winning with ADHD by Grace Friedman  &  Sarah Cheyette (for HS & College students)

My latest podcast favorite: 

CHADD 365 Podcast: Help Your Teen Manage Homework Autonomously. Ann Dolin, MEd, provides strategies and powerful questions to help you better communicate with your teen

pile of books