Links to reliable sources of information about Attention Deficit Disorders, mood disorders, and many of the issues that accompany these challenges. No company-sponsored links endorsed nor supported.
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Shannon Kolakowski, PsyD
Shannon Kolakowski is a Psychologist located in Bellevue. She sees clients of all ages with anxiety and depression issues among others. She is aware of the challenges for those with ADHD. She can be contacted at 425.457.6367 or via her website.
Don Baker MA, LHMC
Website of Don Baker, MA & LHMC. Experienced therapist in Seattle, offers therapy groups and individual and family counseling. Very knowledgable in AD/HD issues.
Tomatis-Effect Listening and Learning program
Unique approach to develop and enhance listening, learning, and social communication abilities in children and adults. Helps those with challenges of ADD, reading/writing, sensory processing and coordination, autism spectrum disorders among others. Liliana Sacarin trained with Dr. Alfred Tomatis and is trained as well in other techniques of auditory intervention. This is a treatment approach unlike any other. Free presentations about the techniques given monthly in Seattle and Bellevue; check website for details.
ADD Resources - your best local AD/HD site
Superb site for AD/HD information, resources in local Pacific Northwest area as well as a National Provider Directory. Sponsors Fall conference for adults with AD/HD, and a Spring conference for Parents/Children/Teens.
Sponsor of monthly support/education groups in Seattle, Olympia and Tacoma for adults; Mercer Island for parents. Monthly newsletter, excellent basic resource for all you need to know or link to on AD/HD and related conditions.
CHADD local chapter
CHADD is a national organization for education and resources about ADD in children and adults. The local chapter has regular meetings at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. See their website for details.
Totally ADD !!
All you wanted to know about ADD, in YouTube videos !! Developed by a duo of very talented Canadian comedians, this site has valuable information presented in an engaging way.
Evidence-based information on AD/HD
Site developed by Center for Disease Control (CDC) in collaboration with CHADD (national organization for those with or affected by AD/HD), to provide information based upon the best available evidence for effectiveness or lack thereof.
Patient education website of AAFP
Covers health topics from A-Z, by conditions. Well-researched advice from the American Academy of Family Physicians, America's Family Doctors.
Learning Disorders strategies
Non-profit foundation provides tips and strategies and programs for all kinds of learning disorder issues (reading, writing, math etc).
Manipulative Math methods
Algebra learning method developed by a math teacher, using a hands-on approach. Kids learn to set up equations using various blocks, then practice the rules of algebra by moving the blocks around. Fits with learning style often found with AD/HD.
Mindful Awareness meditations
Learn how to pay better attention to what you are paying attention to !
Lidia Wylowska, Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, has written a book with CDs as well, Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD. Great resource !!
Organize thoughts for writing with Inspiration software
Brainstorm ideas as fast as you can type, placing them in subsets as you go. then clock Outline and poof! you have an outline. Use templates to organize various types of papers or projects. Expository essay? Compare and contrast? No problem!
Thomas Indicator Profile
Assessment of how one takes in and processes information, with analysis of "best fit" job positions as well as strategies for coping with challenges posed by one's learning styles. Well-researched and experience-based.
Homework organizer and tracker
Electronic homework organizer, can license to 5 PCs for low purchase price(under $30 !). reminders, projects and due dates, etc.