Resources 

Resources Created by Our Clinicians:

By Dr.Boscan:

By Alina Salisbury:

 

Coping with Anger:

  • “A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger” by Eliane Whitehouse and Warwick Pudney (Published Jul 1, 1998).

  • [Card Set] “Temper Tamers In a Jar: Helping Kids Cool Off and Manage Anger” by Free Spirit Publishing (Published Sep 30, 2010)

Divorce:

  • “Two Homes” by Claire Masurel and Kady MacDonald Denton (Published Jul 14, 2003).

  • “When Mom and Dad Separate: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief from Divorce” by Marge Heegaard (Published Jul 23 1996).

Separation Anxiety/Other forms of Anxiety:

  • “The Invisible String” by Patrice Karst and Geoff Stevenson (Published Sep 1 2000).

  • "The Thief Lord" by Cornelia Funke

  • Five Tips for Young People Feeling Anxious

  • “Anxiety Relief for Kids: On-the-Sport Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Worry, Panic, and Avoidance” by Bridget Flynn Walker Ph.D. & Michael A. Tompkins Ph.D. ABPP

  • Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children by John Dacey, Ph.D. & Lisa Fiore, Ph.D. 

  • The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: CBT Skills to Help You Deal with Worry and Anxiety (Instant Help) by M. Tompkins, J.R. Barkin, & M. McKay

  • My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic by Tompkins and Martinez 

  • The Anxiety Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety and Worry by Lisa M. Schab

  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Dyslexia

Death:

  • “A Bunch of Balloons: A Book - Workbook for Grieving Children” by Dorothy Ferguson, Joy Johnson, and Susanna Pitzer (Published Nov 1 2006).

  • "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

Self Esteem: Boys & Girls:

Autism:

Racism:

Sexual Development in Children:

Other:

Twice Exceptionality and Related Topics:

  • Positive Parenting for Autism: Powerful Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Challenges and Thrive by by Victoria Boone MA BCBA

  • What Does Twice Exceptional Mean? Identifying and Nurturing Gifted Children with ADHD

  • Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism (Kennedy, Banks)

  • Children with High-Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide (Hughes-Lynch)

  • Different Minds: Gifted Children With Ad/Hd, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits(Lovecky)

  • Expert Approaches to Support Gifted Learners: Professional Perspectives, Best Practices, and Positive Solutions (Gosfield)

  • Gifted Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (The Practical Strategies Series in Autism Education) (Karnes, Stephens, Neihart, Poon)

  • Gifted and Talented Children with Special Educational Needs: Double Exceptionality (Montgomery)

  • The Gifted Teen Survival Guide: Smart, Sharp, and Ready for (Almost) Anything (Galbraith, Deslisle)

  • Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers (Strip, Hirsch)

  • Making the Choice: When Typical School Doesn't Fit Your Atypical Child(Goodwin, Gustavson, Wilson)

  • Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, Ocd, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders (Webb, Amend, Webb, Goerss, Beljan, Olenchak)

Puberty for Girls (Ages 10-13)

Autism

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Newest Recommendations:

Recommended Reading For Parents

Dealing with the Corona-virus crisis & learn-from-home:

Parenting:

Surviving the Adolescent Years:

Adult Relationships

Mental Health Instagram - in Spanish

Recommended Reading For Young Adults

ADD/ADHD:

Additional Resources for Reading & Learning Disability-related issues:

  • Learning Disabilities Association of America; http://www.ldaamerica.org 

  • Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Shaywitz 

  • A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine

  • The Don't-Give-Up Kid and Learning Differences by Jeanne Gehret (geared toward child).

Sensory Processing Disorder:

  • Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation www.SPDFFoundation.net is the world leader in research, education and advocacy for Sensory Processing Disorder

  • Sensory Resources - www.sensoryresources.com specializes in helping all people understand processing disorders and what can be done to help those affected.

  • www.sensorynation.com (developed by local mother- excellent resources)

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Executive Functioning:

Tips for Improving Mental Health

  1. Connect with Other People – Its vital to build strong and healthy relationships with the people close to you and can build your own sense of belonging and self-worth, create spaces for opportunities and shared positive experiences, and give you an emotional support network.

  2. Be Physically Active – Great not only for your physical well-being but can improve your mental wellbeing by facilitating chemical changes in your brain that positively effect your mood and give you a feeling of accomplishment.

  3. Learn New Skills – Even if you feel like you don’t have enough time or the need to learn something new, even a small skill such as learning to cook a new dish can boost your mood.

  4. Give To Others – Acts of giving and kindness not only improve your friendships and the community around you but can help cultivate feelings of purpose, self-worth, and connection with others.

  5. Pay Attention to the Present Moment (Mindfulness) – Take a moment to take a deep breath, relax, and truly take in your surroundings. This can positively change the way you approach life’s challenges.