Communications and Social Skills Books, Articles and Videos for People With ADHD
While these are designed for people with ADHD, MANY people
who don't have ADHD have poor communications skills and social
skills. They could also benefit from these. I believe these
skills often aren't taught very well in school. Your ADHD Coach can often help you learn these skills.
you're running a business and need to have some kind of social
event function for your business that you're nervous about,
you could also hire an event planner to do it for you, especially if you find such things stressful. You may even want to do so for certain personal events too. Smart people delegate.
and Social Skills Books
Does Everyone Else Know That I Don't?
Social Skills Help
for Adults with ADHD by Michele Novotni, Ph.D.
with ADD: A Workbook for Adults with ADD
Chapter 11 social
skills. M. Susan Roberts and Gerard J. Jansen
and Social Skills Articles
The Guy’s Guide to Deciphering a Date
By Michele Novotni. This isn't just for ADDers. Gives the verbal and non verbal green, yellow and red light signals women give you when you're on a date.
Women, Feeling Socially Weak? Build Your Strength
By Michele Novotni. Women with ADD often feel socially disconnected and unable to ask for help or assert needs. Here's what you can do to change this.
Finding Peace and Respect in the Marriage Where
One of You Has ADHD and the Other Does Not. By Andrea Betts,
a retired therapist, provides advice on how to make these
kinds of relationships work.
Issues for Adults with ADHD
Rob Tudisco, an attorney with ADHD, shares his insights on
how to make your marriage work.
Skills: Finding Friends and Persuading People
Skills Help for Women with ADHD
By Michele Novotni, Ph.D.
Specific areas of concern for women plus tips.
Skills: The Bottom Line for Adult ADHD/LD Success
of social skills problems affecting adult adhd/ld success
and early intervention strategies. Should be read by parents
and Social Skills Videos
Skills For Frazzelled Parents
By Dr. Daniel Amen.The
Instruction Manual that should have come with your child.
This course empowers clinicians to teach "superior parenting
skills" to change a generation of children: to help our
children be more adaptable, more responsible, more self-reliant,
more resourceful, more compassionate, more "other centered."
Our children are the hope for our society to grow and flourish.
The current report card on children in our society says that
as parents we are failing miserably to give them the direction
and Social SkillsBooks
Social Skills Curriculum
A ten week curriculum to teach 10 basic social skills and
self evaluation to children with ADHD/LD problems.By Janet
Z. Giler, (1998).
Friends are Hard to Find:
Help Your Child Find, Make and
Keep Friends By Fred Frankel.
the Child Who Doesn't Fit In.
Atlanta: GA. Norwicki, Stephen
& Duke, Marshall (1992). For working with young children.
Lists many exercises one can do with young children.
To Handle Bullies, Teasers and Other Meanies
A Book That
Takes the Nuisance Out of Name Calling and Other Nonsense.
By Kate Cohen-Posey.
For children ages 8-12. Recommended by American Library Association
One to Play With
By Betty B. Osman, Ph.D. Nurturing Social
Competence in a Child with LD
A Manual for Parents of Children with ADHD and/or
Learning Disabilities. By Janet Z. Giler. Janet Z. Gilerís Website The workbook from the ADDept Curriculum adapted for parents.
Lots of exercises to do with your child to improve their skills.
and Social Skills Videos
One Picked, First One Picked On
By Rick Lavoie
Acting Out to Fitting In
The ADDept Curriculum and training
Designed to teach Children with Attention Deficit Disorder
(ADHD) and/or Learning Disabilities (LD):The ADDept Curriculum
has been designed to be used by therapists, counselors, school
psychologists and special day class teachers. This
10 week curriculum is sold to certified or licensed mental
health professionals and appropriate school personnel.
and Social Skills Articles
Parent's Guide to Social Relationships
E-Book Ebook by Schwab
Learning. Very good
to Help Improve Communication and Social Skills for Kids
Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain
By Sue Gerhardt, psychoanalytic psychotherapist and author of Why Love Matters: How
Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain. In order to develop a 'social brain', babies need
loving one-to-one care. The attention that we receive as babies impacts on our brain structures. If we find ourselves cared for by people who love us, and who are highly
sensitive to our unique personalities, the pleasure of those relationships will help
to trigger the development of the "social brain". In the simplest terms, the
pre-frontal cortex (and in particular its orbitofrontal area) plays a major role in
managing our emotional lives: it picks up on social cues, the non-verbal messages
that other people transmit, it enables us to empathise, as well as playing an
important part in restraining our primitive emotional impulses.
Surprising as it may seem, we are not born with these capacities: this part of the
brain develops almost entirely post-natally. Nor is it just a matter of waiting for
your baby to develop an orbitofrontal cortex so it can begin to relate well to
others. There is nothing automatic about it.
Instead, the kind of brain that each baby develops is the brain that comes out of his
or her experiences with other people. Love facilitates a massive burst of connections
in this part of the brain between six and 12 months. Neglect at this time can greatly
reduce the development of the pre-frontal cortex.
The Initial Social Encounters of ADHD and Normal Children
Children with ADHD sometimes have a difficult time making
and keeping friends.
This list provides tips on helping to improve the social skills
of children with ADD/ADHD in the classroom.
Social Skills and Conflict Resolution to Children
Parenting k-6 Children About.com guide provides a book review
on "Sticks and Stones."