Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits. Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorders. To be honest I never actually managed to read this book from cover to cover. However, I have found the book to be useful and regularly refer to it when I have questions. The first few chapters of the book, reads like someone's thesis research and may not be all that interesting if you're just looking for useful tips and strategies. However, further into the book one can find some very useful information.
For example Chapter 9 looks at the implications of being a post-secondary student with ADD. In Chapter 10 the focus is on study skills for the ADD student. Learning outside the Lines: Amazon.co.uk: Jonathan Mooney. Jon and David's book is targeted for college students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD.
However, the study tips and pointers would be useful for ANY high school student, college student and for most graduate students. The book begins with the personal stories of the two authors - both kids with a lot of problems who went on to transfer to Brown University and succeed despite all odds. Jon had severe dyslexia and didn't even learn to read until he was 12 years old. He tells the story of poignant struggles in grade school and high school that left his self-confidence in shambles.
David tells a harrowing story of school and self-control difficulties that led to heavy drug use and dropping out of high school when he was 15. After reading the personal stories of the two authors, anyone reading the book will think: "If these two guys can graduate from high school, and then get into and graduate from an Ivy league school, anyone can. ADD and the College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder: Amazon.co.uk: Patricia O. Quinn. Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD: Amazon.co.uk: Kathleen G. Nadeau.
Coaching College Students with AD/HD: Issues and Answers. The book is written by a pediatrician (Quinn), a coach (Ratey) and a PhD (Maitland).
The book is filled with very practical explanations and coaching suggestions and would deserve a raving 4 stars if it weren't for Chapter 6 (Social Skills) and it would deserve even 5 stars if it wouldn't constantly invite the coach to teach the person with ADHD to rely on others and their help. Let's see why I gave it 3 stars. Speaking about how to keep a friendship, the authors write (verbatim): "The small things in friendship count - remembering a friend's birthday, showing support by attending games or performances, calling just to say "hi", emailing a get well card, etc.
These may seem like unimportant details, but make a big impact on keeping friends and show you really care" (page 120). How patronizing is that? In page 121, they write (again, verbatim): "Most persons with ADHD will claim they know what the person is going to say before they say it, so they don't need to listen. College Confidence with ADD: The Ultimate Success Manual. It's rare that a book comes along that touches your heart while helping you relate to specific problems.
College Confidence with ADD is one such book. Written from the heart, Michael Sandler doesn't preach, but instead shares with you the hurdles involved in succeeding with ADHD, or any learning disability for that matter, how he personally overcame his challenges, and ways you too can succeed. It's really two books in one...the first, a personal account of overcoming challenges, succeeding with a 'disability', and as Michael puts it, and shares through his own story, turning 'challenges into opportunities'. It's a beautiful book written from the heart sharing his touching stories. The second book is a how-to guide on overcoming almost every challenge imaginable, and succeeding in school or in life today. Michael helps readers quickly find the information they, or I am looking for, so that you can get back on track quickly. Making the Grade with ADD: A Student's Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder: Amazon.co.uk: Stephanie Sarkis.
Making it through three or four years of undergraduate study is a challenge.
It's even more so for people with attention deficit disorder, or ADD. Keeping track of schedules and deadlines, concentrating on lessons, and completing tasks are all hard-learned skills for people with this condition. Because of these difficulties, students with ADD are more likely to drop out of school or spend extra, costly years pursuing their degrees. This book offers young adults with ADD a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of college life.
The simple, easy-to-follow chapters in this book will help readers handle common academic issues such as setting schedules, studying, and mastering note- and test-taking.