Organizing books fall short of addressing the unique needs of adults with ADD. They fail to understand the clinical picture of ADD and how it impacts the organizing process, often making their advice irrelevant or frustrating when put into practice. Books about ADD may address organization/disorganization but do so in a cursory fashion and on a very small scale.This is a book that has ADD-Friendly advice with the ADD-er in mind. This collaboration brings forth the best underlying understanding with the most effective and practical remedy from ADD experts in two important fields-professional organization and clinical psychology. Finally, it offers organizing advice that ranges from self-help to utilizing the help of non-professionals, to using professional assistance. Thus it permits the listener to decide where they are personally in the organizing process, and what level of support will be most beneficial to their unique situation.
|Publisher:||Tantor Media, Inc.|
|Edition description:||MP3 - Unabridged CD|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Judith Kolberg is a professional organizer and the author of Conquering Chronic Disorganization and Organizer for Disaster.
Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and author or coauthor of a number of books, including ADD in the Workplace and Learning to Slow Down & Pay Attention.
Lisa Renee Pitts is an award-winning actress in theater, television, and film, as well as an accomplished audiobook narrator and an AudioFile Earphones Award winner.
Table of Contents
Goldstein, Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Getting Started. ADD-Friendly Organizing: A Different Organizing Approach. ADD-Friendly Strategies that Work with Your ADD. Structure and Support: Creating the Framework for Success. Part II: Taking Charge of ADD. Streamline and Simplify: Counteracting Complications. ADD Decisions Dilemmas. B-o-r-i-n-g: Managing Stimulation Hunger and Hyperfocus. First Things First: Learning to Prioritize. Out of Sight, Out of Mind (OosOom): Remembering to Remember. Part III: Thing Organizing. Getting Over Overwhelm. CHAOS. Packrat Syndrome. David's Garage. Part IV: Time Organizing. Time Out. Overcoming Overcommitment. Plenty-of-Time Thinking. The State of Rushness. Part V: Paper Organizing. Fear of Filing. Backlog Blues. Paper Money. VI: Conclusion. Putting Organizing Ideas into Action. Part VII: Resources. Organizing Resources. ADD Resources. About the Authors. Index.