RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
Dr. Charles Krasnow, a psychiatrist affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, recommends the following resources for a better understanding of ADHD and executive functioning. (November 19, 2013)
Recommended books on ADHD and Executive Function:
Helpful Resource Books
Alphabet War, A Story About Dyslexia, by Diane Burton Robb, pictures by Gail Piazza
This is a children’s picture book that can be read to a child who is having difficulty with learning to read. It tells a story of Adam from preschool to fourth grade. Many children will be able to identify with the difficulties Adam has as well as his eventual success with reading by the end of the story.
Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, by David A. Kilpatrick
Designed for school psychologists, reading specialists, and educators, this book provides strategies for assessing the reason(s) why a student struggles with reading. It also presents techniques for improving reading skills that are highly effective and evidence-based. Finally, Kilpatrick offers guidelines for interpreting and using the reading components in assessment batteries. Online supplemental tools and resources are available.
Overcoming Dyslexia, by Sally Shaywitz
Although published in 2013, this book offers a thorough and yet understandable description of dyslexia. Dr. Shaywitz also explains how children with reading difficulties can be helped so that they can become good readers. She has included suggestions for parents that can be done at home.