Children and Teens

ADHD and Executive Function Resources

ADHD and Executive Functioning Resources

  • Smart but scattered teens / Guare, Richard, Dawson, Peg, et al.
  • Thriving with ADHD workbook / Clifford, Gerald Paul.
  • Baxter turns down his buzz: A story for little kids about ADHD / Foley, James M.
  • My brain needs glasses: ADHD explained to kids / Vincent, Annick.

 

Recommended Websites

  • CADDAC – CADDAC is a national charity providing leadership in awareness, education, and advocacy for ADHD across Canada.
  • LD and ADHD Network – The Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network’s website is an online resource that provides information for children, teens, and adults with suspected or diagnosed Learning Disabilities or ADHD.
  • ADDitude – ADDitude website provides evidence-based, expert guidance and in-the-trenches understanding to help readers navigate the real challenges of living with ADHD and related conditions.
  • Understood – Understood is dedicated to offering resources to help children and adults take control, find community, and stay on a positive path at every stage of life’s journey.

 

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

  • The Don’t-Give-Up Kid: and Learning Disabilities / Gehret, Jeanne.
  • Holy Enchilada / Winkler, Henry and Oliver, Lin.
  • Just Juice / Hesse, Karen.
  • Fish In A Tree / Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.

 

Recommended Websites

  • LD and ADHD Network – The Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network’s website is an online resource that provides information for children, teens, and adults with suspected or diagnosed Learning Disabilities or ADHD.
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta – The LDAA supports to children, families and adults affected by learning disabilities and ADHD.
  • LD @ Home – The LD @ Home website provides education, knowledge and resources to assist you in your journey.
  • LD Online – LD OnLine knows that there are many different ways to learn, and having the right tools at school and at home can change everything.

 

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • All my stripes: A Story for children with Autism / Rudolph, Shaina and Royer, Danielle.
  • The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules / Cook O’Toole, Jennifer.
  • Asperger’s Rules! / Grossberg, Blythe.

 

Recommended Websites

  •  The Ability Hub – Activities at The Ability Hub align with Sinneave’s mission of improving outcomes for emerging adults on the autism spectrum in the areas of continuing education, employment, and independent living.
  • AAFS – Autism Aspergers Friendship Society provides respite care in a social and recreational environment for children, youth and adults on the spectrum of Autism.

 

Anxiety

Anxiety

  • What to do when you worry too much / Huebner, Dawn.
  • David and the worry beast: Helping children cope with anxiety / Guanci, Anne Marie.
  • Is a worry worrying you? / Wolff, Ferida.
  • A Boy and a bear: the children’s relaxation book / Lite, Lori.

 

Recommended Websites

  • Coping Cat Parents – This website also has information that can be useful for kids and teens.
  • WorryWiseKids – Are you worrying about your anxious child? This American website provides help for you and your child to become a worry-wise kid.

 

Self-Regulation

Self-Regulation

  • When Sophie gets angry – really, really angry… / Bang, Molly.
  • Breathe like a bear: 30 mindful moments for kids to feel calm and focused anytime, anywhere. / Willey, Kira.
  • Listening to my body / Garcia, Gabi.
  • Self-Regulation and Mindfulness. / Gibbs, Varleisha.

 

Recommended Websites

  •  Strategies for Teaching Kids Self-regulation – This PBS Kids website lists strategies for teaching kids self-regulation.
  • 12 Self-Regulation Strategies – Heart-Mind Online is for all those who are searching for evidenced-informed resources that educate the hearts of children.
  • Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame App – Each activity encourages a helpful strategy that can be transferred to daily life. This app is available on Google Play Store or in the iOS App Store and is free.
  • Smiling Mind App – Help kids of all ages, and even adults, learn to deal with everyday stresses and pressures through mindfulness. This app is available on Google Play Store or in the iOS App Store and is free.