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Videos for children & families

ADHD an Introduction: The Dr. C & Elwood Show: Episodes 1 & 2
Sam Caron
VHS 35 minutes
ADHD and Medication: The Dr. C & Elwood Show: Episodes 3 & 4
Sam Caron
VHS 25

"Meet Dr. C and Elwood. Elwood is a seven year old boy who has just found out that he has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Dr. C is ... well, he's a psychologist, and a magician, and juggler, balloon sculptor, and...a ventriloquist. In these first two episodes, Dr. C talks to Elwood and his parents about the symptoms of ADHD, and some of the alternatives for treating it. through songs, animation, and fun everybody learns to feel a little better about ADHD."

Information from the ADD Warehouse is available at http://addwarehouse.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/videos.html

Jumpin' Johnny Get Back to Work!
Michael Gordon
VHS 30 minutes

"This story is about a boy who has trouble paying attention and keeping still even when he really tries. Along with his family and teacher, he finds that he has an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Youíll see how everyone involved learns to cope with his handicap. This book was written for ADHD youngsters who want to understand how their problem was identified and what kinds of feelings and concerns they might experience throughout the process of evaluation and treatment. You will notice that no attempt has been made to sugarcoat or romanticize the life of an ADHD child. The story is told by a youngster who truly struggles to achieve, but doesnít always meet with success or acceptance. Although he moves through the day experiencing frustration and embarrassment, he still maintains his sense of humor and spirit of determination."
Information from the ADD Warehouse, http://addwarehouse.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/product203.html

Why Can't Michael Pay Attention? Understanding Attention Hyperactive Disorder
Directed by Louise Welsh Schrank
VHS, color (Closed-captioned) 21 minutes
Lake Zurich, IL: The Learning Seed

"Join the parents of six-year-old Michael as they seek to understand his impulsivity hyperactivity, and inattention. After a multi-faceted assessment, Michael is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Michael's parents learn techniques such as consistent schedules, docking systems, star charts, and self-monitoring to help organize home life. Michael's parents face the pros and cons of medication. Gold Award, 1997 Charleston International Film Festival. Video includes a teaching guide."
Information from their web site, http://www.learningseed.com/cgi-bin/shop.pl/page=paren.html


Videos for parents

Series of 4 videotapes on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by Russell A. Barkley, including: 'ADHD: What Do We Know?'; 'ADHD: What Can We Do?'; 'ADHD in the Classroom: Strategies for Teachers'; 'ADHD in Adults'

Each video is accompanied by a detailed manual that clarifies and expands on the information contained in the video, and provides additional information and advice. Additional sets of the manuals can be ordered separately. These programs were created with the assistance of Kevin Dawkins, an award-winning producer known for his work in creating educational television programs. New York: Guilford Publications

Information from the publisher (Guilford Publications),

ADHD: What Do We Know?
36-minute VHS
Leader's Guide & 31-page Manual
Publication Date: 1993
Suggested audience - Parents, teachers, graduate students, and professionals new to ADHD.

"Covering all the basic issues surrounding ADHD, this program is highly instructive viewing for all school professionals who come into contact with children who suffer from the disorder. Viewers will hear directly from Russell A. Barkley, a noted authority on the topic, as he outlines the causes and prevalence of ADHD, ways children with ADHD behave, other conditions that may accompany ADHD, and long-term prospects for children with ADHD."

ADHD: What Can We Do?
37-minute VHS
Leader's Guide & 30-page Manual
Publication Date: 1993
Suggested audience - Parents, teachers, graduate students, and professionals new to ADHD.

"This video program introduces professionals in training, teachers, and parents to a variety of the most effective techniques for managing ADHD in the classroom, at home, and on family outings. Featuring interviews with parents of ADHD children, this program equips school professionals with the understanding they need to work in conjunction with the parents of their ADHD students."

ADHD in the Classroom: Strategies for Teachers
36-minute VHS
Leader's Guide & 42-page Manual
Publication Date: 1994
Suggested audience - Parents, teachers and other education professionals, graduate students, and clinicians new to ADHD.

"When students with ADHD are in the classroom, teachers are doubly challenged. They have to create an environment that addresses the needs of the child with ADHD, without diminishing the needs of the other children. This video is designed specifically to help teachers with their students with ADHD, thereby providing a better learning environment for the entire class."

A.D.D. - From A To Z: Understanding the Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder in Children and Adults (lecture format)
Edward M. Hallowell
Available from Sorpis West

"Dr. Hallowell, child and adult psychiatrist on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School, is widely regarded as a leading authority on the subject of Attention Deficit Disorder. This video version of one of his classic lectures provides a comprehensive overview of this complicated and often misunderstood subject. Informative, authoritative, and entertaining, this video will be useful to anyone who wants a clear understanding of what A.D.D. is and what it is not."
Information from his web site http://www.drhallowell.com/products.htm

A.D.D. in the 21st Century (2 Video Set)
"A video series on ADD featuring Edward Hallowell, M.D. and hosted by Dr. Peter Salgo, Emmy Award Winning Health and Medical Correspondent. This series contains "Kids & ADD" (55min) and "ADD Goes to School" (45min)

A video series on Attention Deficit Disorder featuring Edward Hallowell, M.D., Child and Adult Psychiatrist, and hosted by Dr. Peter Salgo, Emmy Award Winning Health and Medical Correspondent. This 2 video set, "Kids & ADD" and "ADD Goes to School" was developed for families, kids, teachers, and professionals who want to learn more about ADD. With over 5 million children diagnosed with ADD, Dr. Hallowell emphasizes the urgent need to present ADD in a positive and constructive manner that promotes self esteem for all those diagnosed. This series of videos is about information, hope, and empowerment."
Information from his web site http://www.drhallowell.com/products.htm

All About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Thomas W. Phelan
Part 1 (1 hour 48 minutes)
Part 2 (1 hour 25 minutes)
3 hours
Glen Ellyn, IL: Child Management
Book of the same title also available

"There are 20 million children and adults in the United States who have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD). This comprehensive guide gives parents, teachers, pediatricians and mental health professionals the facts and resources they need to effectively deal with ADD. If your child is having trouble in school, at home, or socially, reading or viewing All About Attention Deficit Disorder could be the most important time you'll ever devote to your child. Dr. Phelan's video presentation and book on ADD provide a thorough description of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder. Both professional and personal experience afford Dr. Phelan a unique insight and understanding of this often misunderstood condition."
Information from the ADD Warehouse, http://addwarehouse.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/product78.html

Around the Clock: Parenting the Delayed ADHD Child
Joan F. Goodman and Susan Hoban
45-minute VHS
15-page Manual
Publication Date: 1994
New York: Guilford Publications
Suggested audience - Parents, other family members, professionals, students

"When children diagnosed with ADHD are also developmentally delayed, the difficulties facing their parents can seem insurmountable. This videotape provides both professionals and parents with a helpful look at how these problems can be handled. It explores the many challenges facing parents of children with the combined diagnosis of ADHD and developmental delay (including difficulties with language, coordination, and learning), and depicts how parents can learn not only how to cope effectively, but also how to achieve a closer and more meaningful relationship with their children."
[Information from the publisher (Guilford Publications)]

Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Children
VHS & DVD, color 20 minutes
Princeton: Films for the Arts and Humanities

Not so long ago, Andy might have been labeled a problem, a hyperactive child. In fact, he has one of the most common behavioral disorders among American childrenóAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD. This program explains what ADD and ADHD are: causes, symptoms, proper evaluation and diagnosis, and approaches to treatment. The emotional impact of ADD and ADHD on those suffering from the disorder and on their families can be devastating, and the program offers expert advice on coping with this challenge.

Information from the publisher, http://www.films.com/Films_Home/Index.cfm?S=1

Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder in Children
Jamie Guth
VHS 28 minutes
Boston: Fanlight Productions

"Psychiatrists John Ratey and Ned Hallowell provide background and perspective on the perplexing problem of Attention Deficit Disorder in children. The video shows how ADD is diagnosed, and describes a number of treatments which appear to be helpful. It follows several children, both on and off medication, both at home and at school, and discusses ways to restructure home and school environments to best support children with ADD. An alternative school program for young people with ADD is also profiled."
Information from the publisher web site, http://www.fanlight.com/catalog/films/197_dtaddc.shtml

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder in Children
VHS & DVD, color 29 minutes
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center production
Princeton: Films for the Arts and Humanities

"This program from The Doctor Is In shows how a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is made and what treatments are working. The program follows children at home and school, both on and off medication. An innovative private school specializing in alternative education for children with ADD is profiled, and the program explains how best to structure school and home environments. Psychiatrists John Ratey and Ned Hallowell, experts in this field, provide background and perspective."

Information from the publisher, http://www.films.com/Films_Home/Index.cfm?S=1

How to Help Your Child Succeed in School: Strategies and Guidance for Parents of Children with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities
Sandra F. Rief
VHS 56 minutes (available with Spanish subtitles)
San Diego, CA: Educational Resource Specialists
Publisher: National Professional Resources, Inc.

Information from http://addwarehouse.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/product182.html
"Presents the most essential information needed for every parent of children with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities to help their child succeed in school. The focus is on the key for success - a strong partnership in education between home and school."

Hyper-Lives: ADHD Stories
VHS & DVD, color 48 minutes
Discovery Channel Production
Princeton: Films for the Arts and Humanities

Three million adolescents are diagnosed annually with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, making it the most common childrenís behavioral disorder in the U.S. But controversy separates both parents and professionals over how best to treat ADHD. In this program, three families contend with the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, each choosing a different regimen, from home-schooling to medication. A number of experts also comment on various therapies, including Dr. Peter Breggin, author of Talking Back to Prozac."

Information from the publisher, http://www.films.com/Films_Home/Index.cfm?S=]

It ís Just Attention Disorder: A Video Guide for Kids with Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. and Michael Goldstein, M.D.
Sam Goldstein & Michael Goldstein
VHS 30 minutes + user manual/study guide

Information from his web site (http://www.samgoldstein.com/products2.html): "Accurate diagnosis of ADHD has become a reality. Now the critical first step has shifted from diagnosis to treatment. To be helped, children and teens with ADHD become active participants in their treatment. Highlights of this video include claymation, advice from a former NBA coach on becoming a winner and candid interviews with children and teens with ADHD."

Learning Disabilities and Social Skills - Last One Picked, First One Picked On
Richard Lavoie
Parent version and Educator version available
VHS 68 minutes

"Playing with friends is a daily ritual for most children, but kids with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders are often isolated and rejected. Learning Disabilities and Social Skills was produced in two versions, one for teachers and another for parents. Each comes with an instructional guide book to assist the viewer. These videos address the social problems these children face and offer some practical solutions for teachers and parents."
Information from the ADD Warehouse, http://addwarehouse.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/videos.html

Living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
VHS & DVD, color 53 minutes
Princeton: Films for the Arts and Humanities

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, inattentiveness, and, in some cases, hyperactivity. In this program, therapists, teachers, parents, and patients offer their insights into living with and overcoming AD/HD. The benefits of a treatment approach combining ongoing psychological assessment, specialized classes, and carefully monitored use of Ritalin or similar medications are cited. In addition, the brain biochemistry of people with AD/HD is discussed, and anomalous brain development before birth is identified as a likely cause of the disorder."
Information from the publisher, http://www.films.com/Films_Home/Index.cfm?S=1

A New Look at ADHD: Inhibition, Time, and Self-Control
Russell A. Barkley
Produced by Steve Lerner
Format: 1 Color VHS (approx. 30 minutes) + 40-page Manual
Parents Edition also available
Publication Date: 2000
New York: Guilford Publications

"This video provides an accessible introduction to Russell A. Barkley's influential theory of the nature and causes of ADHD. The program brings to life the conceptual framework delineated in Dr. Barkley's book ADHD and the Nature of Self-Control. Dr. Barkley shares his breakthrough thinking about the roots of many of the most troubling--and perplexing--ADHD symptoms in children and adults. Also shown are concrete ways that our new understanding of the disordeer might facilitate more effective clinical interventions. This lucid, state-of-the-art program is ideal viewing for clinicians, students and inservice trainees, parents of children with ADHD, and adults with the disorder."
Information from the publisher (Guilford Publications)

A Parent's Guide to Teenagers With A.D.D.
Daniel G. Amen & Candice Trudeau
90 mins.
Mind Works Press http://www.mindworkspress.com/mp/store/

("Teenager's Guide to ADD: Understanding and Treating Attention Deficit Disorders Through the Teenage Years" book can be used as companion to the video)

Ritalin: Drug Treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder
VHS & DVD, color 20 minutes
Princeton: Films for the Arts and Humanities

"This program takes a close look at Ritalin, the drug which has gained wide acceptance as a treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The program examines whether Ritalin, which appears to provide quick and effective treatment, is being overprescribed as a quick cure to a complicated problem and looks at the dangers of misusing the drug. The program also visits a school where children with behavioral problems are taught skills that help them focus their attention without drugs."

Information from the publisher, http://www.films.com/Films_Home/Index.cfm?S=1

SOS! Help For Parents
Lynn Clark
VHS + Leader's Guide Book and Handouts

Information from http://addwarehouse.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/product277.html
"More than 20 methods for helping children ages 2 to 12 overcome behavior problems. A best seller for parents interested in learning skills for child management. For presenters of parent traning workshops, the Video is a unique child management program. It's excellent for use by counselors, parent groups, educators, teacher training, parenting worshops, etc."

Troubled Kids: Is Medication the Answer?
VHS & DVD, color (Closed-Captioned) 21 minutes + teacher's guide
Meridian Production
Princeton: Films for the Arts and Humanities

Millions of children in America are being diagnosed with learning disorders and depression. While many say medications such as Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Prozac are the answer, others recommend counseling, social skills training, or dietary changes. How does one distinguish between a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and a kid who is just being a kid? This program offers parents, teachers, and caregivers a balanced look at options for helping children with learning difficulties or behavioral problems."

Information from the publisher, http://www.films.com/Films_Home/Index.cfm?S=1

Understanding and Managing Behavior of Young Children
VHS + Manual 53 minutes
Lawrence, KS: Learner Managed Designs, Inc. http://www.lmdusa.com/IFCHVindex.html

[Abstract from ERIC] "This two-part, 50-minute video explores causes of challenging behavior in young children and is designed to help teachers and other caregivers intervene effectively. Behavior management strategies and techniques are presented. The first part of the video covers the behavior of children who experience such problems as extreme temper tantrums, isolation, aggression, and violent behavior. The second part of the video addresses behavior problems of children with disabilities such as Fragile X, developmental disabilities, and attention deficit disorders, and describes how practitioners can work with these children in the classroom environment. (CR) (ED417563)

Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
VHS & DVD, color 20 minutes
Meridian Production
Princeton: Films for the Arts and Humanities

"Found in both children and adults, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is looked upon by some as having a physiological cause while others see it as a psychological disorder. This program offers diverse and candid opinions from both sides of the debate. Is medication the best treatment, or is behavior modification combined with increased structure and discipline the preferable course? A classroom teacher, a social worker, a behavior specialist, a pediatrician, and a parent with twins who have ADHD offer their i
nsights. A Meridian Production. (Part of the Series Learning Disorders)"
Information from the publisher, http://www.films.com/Films_Home/Index.cfm?S=1

Why Wonít My Child Pay Attention
Sam Goldstein & Michael Goldstein
VHS 76 minutes
Salt Lake City, UT: Neurology Learning and Behavior Center, 1989

Information from his web site (http://www.samgoldstein.com/products2.html): "This full length program will familiarize parents with behaviors of ADHD and the problems they can cause in childhood. This video provides and easy to follow explanation concerning the effect these behaviors have upon children at school, home and the community. Guidelines are provided to help parents successfully and happily manage the problems these behaviors can cause. This program will also be invaluable to professionals working closely with ADHD children."

Windows into the A.D.D. Mind: Understanding and treating attention deficit disorder in the everyday lives of children, teenagers, and adults
Daniel G. Amen
1 hr. 20 mins.
(Fairfield, CA: The Center for Effective Living)
Available from Mind Works Press, http://www.mindworkspress.com/mp/store/

"explains attention deficit disorder in clear, understandable language. It gives the biological underpinnings of this disorder and offers clear prescriptions and strategies for overcoming the problems associated with it. Dr. Amen lists the 5 subtypes of ADD, developed by his clinic, and gives ìup-to-dateî checklists to help clinicians and lay people identify when ADD is present. The material is based on Dr. Amenís 15 years of clinical experience with over 6,000 ADD patients. In addition, his wife and two of his three children have ADD. He knows this disorder from both personal and professional perspectives. Dr. Amenís work is on the cutting edge of ADD diagnosis and treatment. In this book youíll see the exciting brain imaging studies which highlight the biological nature of ADD. Youíll also learn about the impact ADD has on families, school, work, health, friends and self-esteem. Up-to-the-minute treatment recommendations are given for children, teens and adults." [Informatio! n from Mind Works Press]

Your Child and ADD/ADHD: A Parent's Guide
VHS, color 60 minutes
Fort Lauderdale: Successful Images

"Designed to assist parents in finding out more about the many treatments and therapies that may help children with inattention in ADD and impulsivity and hyperactivity in ADHD, Your Child and ADD/ ADHD features discussions with specialists in the fields of holistic medicine, nutrition, food allergies, chiropractic medicine, neurological medicine, sensory-motor development, and child psychiatry. Nutritional supplements, elimination diets to discover food allergies, eating foods according to one's blood type, craniosacral therapy, therapeutic exercises, and behavior management are some of the interesting treatments discussed. Presents authoritative information; is highly recommended for parenting collections." [From review published in Library Journal; 10/01/99, V.124(16)]


Videos for educators

ADD: The Race Inside My Head
Disability Support Services, George Washington University
VHS color (Close-captioned) 37 minutes
George Washington University

"Program focuses on Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in the college environment. Eight students relate the difficulties of coping with ADD in the classroom and in other situations and share strategies they use to manage the disorder. Each shares his/her experiences of being diagnosed and of feeling stigmatized in society. Topics outlined include: The most recent clinical definition of the disorder; Diagnosis and medication, and; Valuable suggestions for service providers and faculty."
Information from the distributor, AHEAD Publications,

ADHD: Inclusive Instruction & Collaborative Practices
Sandra Rief
VHS 38 minutes

"Video, by the author of the best-selling book, How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children, demonstrates successful and proven teaching techniques that are positive, practical, and educationally sound for use by teachers in regular classrooms for students with attention deficit disorders. Ideal for teacher training and staff development and for teachers seeking to better serve students with ADHD."
Information from ADD Warehouse, http://addwarehouse.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/product54.html

Assessing ADHD in the Schools
George J. DuPaul and Gary Stoner
Produced by Steve Lerner
35-Minute VHS Videocassette + Manual (30 pages)
Publication Date: December 1998
New York: Guilford Publications

"This dynamic program demonstrates an innovative model for assessing ADHD in the schools. In a departure from other approaches, DuPaul and Stoner depict assessment as a collaborative, problem-solving process that is inextricably linked to the planning of individualized interventions. Conducted on an ongoing basis, this process enables decisions to be reevaluated and interventions modified as the need arises. The video presents the case of Todd, an elementary school student with undiagnosed ADHD, whose teacher brings his disruptive behavior to the attention of the school psychologist and other members of the school's assessment team. Feeaturing helpful graphics that reinforce the points discussed, the program is structured around the goal of comprehensively evaluating Todd's behavioral functioning at school and at home. A range of crucial assessment techniques are considered, including parent interviews, behavior and academic performance rating scales, and direct observation. F! urther illumination is provided in an interview segment with world-renowned ADHD expert Russell A. Barkley."
Information from the publisher (Guilford Publications)

Beyond the ADD Myth: Classroom Strategies and Techniques
Thomas Armstrong
VHS, color 38 minutes
Port Chester, NY: National Professional Resources

Information from the publisher's web site, http://www.nprinc.com
"Join Dr. Armstrong and Kaye Mentley, Principal of the Huntington Woods Elementary School, Wyoming, MI, along with other professionals who focus on educating students by providing them with nurturing, stimulating, and encouraging interventions that are good for all kids. View programs in action that focus on a ìwellnessî model of children and learning.
Produced for staff development and training for classroom teachers, this video provides an array of teaching strategies to work with children who are often diagnosed/misdiagnosed as Attention Deficit Disorder. This video follows the theme of Dr. Armstrongís latest book, The Myth of the A.D.D. Child: 50 Ways to Improve Your Childís Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels or Coercion."

Classroom Interventions for ADHD
George J. DuPaul & Gary Stoner
Produced by Steve Lerner
VHS, color 35 minutes + Manual (30 pages)
December 1998

"This informative video provides an overview of intervention approaches that can be used to help students with ADHD enhance their school performance while keeping the classroom functioning smoothly. The video features an illuminating discussion among DuPaul, Stoner, and Russell A. Barkley, addressing provocative questions on the benefits of proactive, preventive measures, on the one hand, and reactive techniques, on the other. Using a live classroom setting, the program then reviews classroom management systems that can facilitate the careful monitoring of behavior and academic performance in students with ADHD, enhance the teacher's ability to communicate both positive and corrective feedback, and target social as well as academic skills. The video focuses on interventions for both classwide and individual behavior and instruction. Effective approaches shown include peer tutoring, token economy and response cost strategies, such as the Attention Training System (ATS), active ! teaching of classroom rules, and self-management techniques."
Information from the publisher (Guilford Publications)

A Continuing Education Program on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Reeve, Ron; et al.
VHS 30 minutes + manual
Reston, VA: Council for Exceptional Children

[Abstract from ERIC] This manual and accompanying videotape are intended to be used as a continuing education program to enhance the skills of special and general educators in serving children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The video can also be used alone to provide a general overview of issues related to children with attention deficit disorder. The manual's four modules present basic information, suggest further readings, and provide questions for discussion. Module 1, "Characteristics and Identification" (Ron Reeve, James Wright), covers the history of ADHD, diagnostic criteria, subtypes of ADHD, severity of the disorder, differential diagnosis, principles of good assessment, and multicultural considerations. Module 2, "Model School Programs" (Mary Spessard), covers: school reform; a description of a successful program in Coloma, Michigan; and general characteristics of successful programs. Module 3, "Effective Classroom Interventions" (Ron Walker, Ann Welch), addresses behavioral and academic interventions for use in the classroom. An article reprint, "Everyone Participates in This Class: Using Response Cards To Increase Active Student Response" by William L. Heward and others, is included in Module 3. Module 4, "Policy and Administrative Issues" (Ron Reeve, Judy Schrag, Ron Walker), focuses on recent advocacy and interest in children with ADHD and legal provisions of services for students with ADHD. A table comparing requirements of three major federal laws is attached. (Individual modules contain extensive references.) (DB) (ED392175)

Educating Inattentive Children
Sam Goldstein & Michael Goldstein
VHS 120 minutes

Information from his web site (http://www.samgoldstein.com/products2.html)
"This two-hour video is ideal for in-service to regular and special educators concerning the problems inattentive, elementary and secondary students experience. This program provides educators with information necessary to identify and evaluate classroom problems caused by inattention and, most importantly, a clear, well defined set of guidelines to effectively education this population. Also available in PAL Format."

Facing The Challenges of ADD/One Child in Every Classroom
U.S. Department of Education
VHS 83 minutes
Washington, DC : The Widmeyer Group

This two-part video (a guide for parents/a guide for teachers) presents what ADD is and what can be done to help children with ADD, their parents, and teachers.

Information from http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/uhs/DRL/detailview.cfm?ItemNumber=221270.0

Teacher's Guide to ADD: Brain-Based Knowledge & Strategies for Helping ADD Students Succeed
Daniel G. Amen
VHS 2 tapes, 5 hours
Mind Works Press http://www.mindworkspress.com/mp/store/
Book and Video versions available

Information from the web site: "Teachers are on the front lines with ADD everyday in the classroom. They must know about the most common psychiatric, learning and behavioral problem in children and teens. This guide provides teachers with the latest information on the diagnosis and treatment of ADD and how to effectively intervene in the classroom, with students and with their parents. Sophisticated brain imaging studies highlight the biological nature of ADD and provide insights into effective interventions. Specific brain-based strategies will be given to help ADD students be effective everyday."


Videos for clinicians

ADD and Medication
Daniel G. Amen
VHS 60 minutes
Mind Works Press
Audio cassette tapes (2) and Video versions available
Information from the web site: "Learn the latest uses of medication in the treatment of ADD.
In this series, Dr. Amen discusses the 5 subtypes of ADD and recommends specific treatment for each the use of:

  • stimulants (such as Ritalin, Dexedrine, Adderall, Cylert, Desoxyn)
  • anti-obsessive antidepressants (such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Luvox, Anafranil, Effexor, Desyrel, and Serzone)
  • anticonvulsants (such as Tegretol, Depakote, Neurontin and Lamictal)
  • anti-hypertensive medications (such as Clonidine, Tenex, and Inderal)
  • the rational use of combination medications will also be discussed.
  • alternative herbal and amino acid therapies will also be discussed.

Clinician's Guide To Attention Deficit Disorder (Childhood through Adulthood)
Daniel G. Amen
Mind Works Press http://www.mindworkspress.com/mp/store/
Book, Audio, and Videos available

"A Clinicianís Guide to ADD is a comprehensive course for professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit disorder and related conditions. Based on Dr. Amenís work with over 6,000 ADD patients this course takes you step-by-step through the diagnostic process and gives clear treatment protocols to help patients and clients overcome this highly treatable disorder. The course includes all of his own clinicís office questionnaires and intake forms, flow sheets and follow up regimens." [Information: http://www.mindworkspress.com/mp/store/item.asp?item=clinicians]

Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder: Taming the Turmoil
VHS & DVD, color 24 minutes
Princeton: Films for the Arts and Humanities

"This program explores how a doctor and a social worker help families and individuals cope with ADD. Dr. John Schneeberger, an expert on the condition, provides a thorough explanation of the disorder, including the multi-modal treatment approach which combines medical, psychological, educational, and parental intervention, as well as the appropriate uses of Ritalin. The program observes as the social worker helps children with ADD to build their social skills and confidence, and works with their parents to help them with the challenges that ADD places on the entire family."
Information from the publisher, http://www.films.com/Films_Home/Index.cfm?S=1

Medication for Attention Deficit Disorder
Thomas Phelan
VHS color 80 minutes
Glen Ellyn, IL: Child Management

Trouble in Mind: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD)

Managing the Defiant Child: A Guide to Parent Training
Russell A. Barkley
VHS 30 minutes + Manual
New York: Guilford Publications

"Childhood defiance--the most common complaint of parents seeking professional help for their children--exerts a tremendous amount of wear-and-teear on families. This information-packed video brings to life a proven approach to behavior management, and shows clinicians, school practitioners, parents, students, and teachers how enhanced parenting skills can dramatically improve the parent-child relationship."
Information from the publisher (Guilford Publications) http://www.guilford.com/cgi-bin/cartscript.cgi?page=adhdr/index.html&cart_id=52351.32256