Useful Books and Resources


There are literally hundreds of books available that help to explain and manage ADHD. Here are a few that our team use regularly:


The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD by John F. Taylor

ISBN 13 9781575424477

Intends to help youngsters with ADHD learn practical strategies for managing everyday life. This guide includes:

  • what ADHD means and doesn't mean
  • ways to make each day go better at home, at school, and with friends
  • how to deal with strong feelings like anger, worry, and sadness
  • the lowdown on medicines many kids take for ADHD.



ADHD Is Our Superpower: The Amazing Talents and Skills of Children with ADHD By Adriana Camargo (Illustrator) Soli Lazarus (Author)

ISBN 13 9781787757301

If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you might struggle with things like:

  • concentrating in school
  • sitting still
  • remembering lots of instructions.

But ADHD is also a superpower. In this book you will meet different girls and boys with ADHD who can do amazing things. You might recognise some of these strengths as things that you can do too! Some of these strengths help with everyday life, like being able to hyper focus on a task or having boundless energy to try new things



A Gear That Just Won't Turn: What Adhd Is Like for Me By William Atkinson 

ISBN 13 9781728355436

Written by a boy with ADHD. William was a happy young boy who started to notice he was different from his school mates around the age of 4. This is a story of William's feelings as he struggled to meet the expectations of both his peers and his teachers. William wants people around him to understand what everyday life is like for him and the invisible struggles that he has to overcome daily.



Parenting Children with ADHD: Therapy Strategies for Managing Kids Behavior, Improving Attention, Cultivating Calmness, and Reducing Anxiety with Mindfulness and Acceptance by Sarah Snowden

ISBN 13 9781678301200

Discover how you can help your child overcome ADHD with the help of this comprehensive guide!

Has your child recently been diagnosed with ADHD? Want to help them practice self care and stop reinforcing negative behaviors? Looking for practical, insightful strategies for helping them focus and manage their diagnosis? Then this is the book for you!



Sam Squirrel has ADHD By Selina Lee (Author) Aleksandra Szmidt (Illustrator)  

ISBN 13 9781912678457

Sam Squirrel can't seem to do anything right. He keeps getting in trouble at home, school and with his friends. But when Sam and his parents finally meet with Dr Kasey, they discover another reason behind Sam's troubles.



Successfully Teaching and Managing Children with ADHD: A Resource for SENCOs and Teachers (nasen spotlight 2nd New edition) By Fintan J O'Regan

ISBN 13 9780367110109

Written by one of the UK's leading experts in ADHD. O'Regan's "Successfully Teaching and Managing Children with ADHD" is an invaluable resource. It  offers practical and effective strategies for managing the difficult and often disruptive symptoms of ADHD in the classroom setting. Alongside the accessible and user friendly resources that have made the first edition so valued, this second edition offers:

  • A greater number of case studies addressing the key issues surrounding ADHD in education
  • Up-to-date information and advice regarding medication and behavioural strategies
  • Specific advice on recognising and managing ADHD in girls and adults
  • Chapters in this book explore topics such as recognising and managing ADHD behaviour
  • W"orking with parents of children with ADHD
  • Whole school approaches to ADHD
  • Professional development for teachers and assistants.

With accompanying assessment and management resources including the CAST (Child ADHD Screening Tool), this is an essential tool for teachers, SENCOs, behavioural management staff and senior leaders.


Step by Step Help for Children with ADHD: A Self-Help Manual for Parents By David Daley (Author) Cathy Laver-Bradbury (Author) Anne Weeks (Author) Edmund J. S Sonuga-Barke (Author) Margaret Thompson (Author) 

ISBN 13 9781849050708

Raising a child with ADHD can be distressing and exhausting for the whole family. But given the appropriate knowledge, and the right tools, parents can intervene to manage their child's behaviour. This will  lead to improved relationships at home and, it is hoped, a more successful time at school.

This simple, flexible six-step programme is full of tried and tested ideas for parents and professionals supporting families of young children with ADHD. By practicing the techniques and strategies, parents will gain confidence in their parenting. Over time this will improve the child's management of the condition. The programme includes games that will help improve the child's attention and exercises to develop patience and tips for supporting the child in successful self-organization. There are also plenty of useful ideas for developing communication between parents and schools. Based on research and extensive clinical experience, "Step by Step Help for Children with ADHD" will help families to adapt their parenting to the child, improving relationships and behaviours in the home and at play group.

We have copies of each of these books in our library. If you would like to look at these before potentially buying just ask at your next appointment or at the parent support group.


Please note, we are not responsible for the content of the following websites. However, the information contained can be informative and help conversations around ADHD. 


NHS ADHD Information

The NHS Website has free impartial advice regarding what ADHD is, it's causes and how it can be treated. 


Young Minds

If your child is struggling to manage their ADHD, here are some ways you can support them and places you can get help.

ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity is an integrated health and education service offering a unique lifespan. This is a strength based service, for the 1 in 5 people who live with:

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Tourette’s syndrome.


Access Pathway

The Access Pathway is the route for children and young people (up to the age of 18), where support has already been accessed and tried, but further multi-disciplinary discussions may be required. This informs any extra intervention or specialist assessments needed, for example:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).


NE Lincolnshire EHC Hub Login

The EHC Hub is an online area for families, professionals and education settings to work together and contribute on Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessments, plans and reviews.


Sendiass via North East Lincolnshire Council

Providing free, confidential and impartial advice and support to young people, parents and carers of a child in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) living within North East Lincolnshire




ADHD UK is a relatively new charity focused on ADHD. It has been created by people with ADHD for people with ADHD.


The UK ADHD Partnership

UKAP recognises ADHD as a complex but treatable condition, which can have a profound impact on individuals, families and society.

We aim to support clinicians and allied professionals to identify and meet the needs of children and young people affected by this disorder. ADHD is now recognised as a condition that may cross the lifespan. There are multi modal interventions for ADHD that can be delivered at every age.




There are a number of free workshops and courses available for you to learn more about mental health, ADHD and Autism. 

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Young Minds Matter


Young Minds Matter have released various courses and workshops for you to learn about:

  • mental health
  • therapies
  • ADHD
  • Autism 
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Who’s in Charge? is a 9 week child to parent violence (CPV) programme.It is aimed at parents whose children are being abusive or violent toward them or who appear out of parental control. The structure of the programme consists of 8 two and a half hour sessions with a two month follow up.

Email or telephone 07769 681025 for more information

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Kings College London


What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? What are the symptoms of ADHD? How is ADHD diagnosed? Get answers with this course that features fundamental information about ADHD, as well as the latest ADHD research.

Through the course you will learn about ADHD as a developmental disorder, considering controversies related to the condition. You will learn about the diagnosis and best practice treatment of ADHD as you build your empathy towards people with ADHD. You will also learn practical strategies to help the educational and personal development of people with ADHD.

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Open Learn from the Open University


This free course, Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), explores the experience of ADHD from the perspective of those who are diagnosed with the condition, and those who care for them. It covers the contribution of scientific research to understanding ADHD, with a focus on assessing the effectiveness and mechanism of action of treatments and therapies.

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The University of Derby


This free short online course will encourage you to challenge your own definitions and perceptions of autism and ADHD. You will get an opportunity to examine several key themes around both autism and ADHD in order to obtain skills to help people with these conditions.

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