Parents and Caregivers

ADHD and Executive Functions Resources

ADHD and Executive Functioning Resources

  • Driven to distraction: Recognizing and coping with Attention Deficit Disorder / Hallowell, Edward M., Ratey, John J.
  • Taking charge of ADHD: The complete, authoritative guide for parents. 4th ed. / Barkley, Russell.
  • What your ADHD child wishes you knew / Saline, Sharon Saline.
  • The Explosive child: A new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children. 6th ed. / Greene, Ross W.

 

Recommended Websites

  • CADDAC – CADDAC is a national charity providing leadership in awareness, education, and advocacy for ADHD across Canada.
  • CADDRA – CADDRA is an independent, not-for-profit resource organization for medical, healthcare and research professionals with an interest in the field of ADHD.
  • LD & ADHD Network – The Calgary Region LD & ADHD Network was established to foster collaborative action toward more effective and coordinated cross-organizational and sectoral responses to LD and 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 individuals take control, find community, and stay on a positive path at every stage of life’s journey.

 

Teaching Tools for Learning Disabilities and ADHD – CanLearn developed these resources in partnership with Alberta Education. The resources are for teachers and parents.

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

  • The Misunderstood child. 4th Ed. / Silver, Larry B.
  • Learning outside the lines / Mooney, Jonathan and Cole, David.
  • Thinking differently / Flink, David.

 

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.
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Canada – The LDAC has provided national leadership in the shaping of public policy and federal legislation, working to ensure the voices of individuals with learning disabilities are heard by those in the federal government.

 

Teaching Tools for Learning Disabilities and ADHD – CanLearn developed these resources in partnership with Alberta Education. The resources are for teachers and parents.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism / Prizant, Barry M.
  • Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, 3rd Ed. / Notbohm, Ellen.

 

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.
  • Autism Calgary – The organization serves as the community of families, caregivers and supportive professionals collectively striving for a supportive, accepting and understanding community for individuals and families living with ASD.
  • AAFS – Autism Aspergers Friendship Society provides respite care in a social and recreational environment for children, youth and adults on the spectrum of Autism.
  • Society for Treatment of Autism – STA provides comprehensive treatment, educational and consulting services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.

 

Recommended Resources

Anxiety

Anxiety

  • Helping your anxious child: A step-by-step guide for parents / Rapee, Ronald.
  • Freeing your child from anxiety / Chansky, Tamar.
  • What to do when you worry too much / Huebner, Dawn.
  • David and the worry beast: Helping children cope with anxiety / Guanci, Anne Marie.

 

Recommended Websites

  • Anxiety Canada – Anxiety Canada provides accessible, science-based anxiety relief to help you live the life you want.
  • Anxiety BC – Anxiety BC provides basic information on anxiety.
  • 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.

 

Disability Tax Credit (DTC)

The Canadian government offers a tax credit that reduces the amount of income tax that a person with a disability or their caregiver has to pay.

You can visit the CRA website for more information.

You can also contact the following for help regarding the DTC:

Audrey Veltri
IG Wealth Management
Click here to book a free appointment with Audrey.

Literacy Resources

Literacy Resources

Literacy Resources – Resources specifically for people working in the literacy field.

Practitioner’s Toolkit – Resources from a workshop developed for literacy practitioners.