Reading and Games

Preston Hedges 

On this page you will find resources that have been recommended by parents and professionals. We hope you find them useful. If you think of anything we have not included, please let us know and we will add it to the list.

Books by subject


Title Author Year Audience
Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity Steve Silberman 2015 Parents, professionals
The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night Time Mark Haddon 2003 Parents, professionals, children and young people
Behavioural concerns and autistic spectrum disorders: explanations and strategies for change. John Clements and Ewa Zarkowska 2000 Parents, professionals
People with autism behaving badly: helping people with ASD move on from behavioural and emotional challenges. John Clements 2005 Parents, professionals
It can get better: Dealing with common behaviour problems in young children with autism. Paul Dickinson and Liz Hannah 2014 Parents
The Incredible 5-Point Scale: Assisting Students in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling Their Emotional Responses Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis 2012 Parents, professionals
Emergence - labelled autistic. Temple Grandin and Margaret Scariano 2005 Parents, professionals
The new social story book Carol Gray 2015 Parents, professionals, children
My social stories book Carol Gray 2002 Parents, professionals, children
Freaks, Geeks and Aspergers Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence Luke Jackson 2002 Young people
The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens With Asperger Syndrome Jennifer Cook O'Toole 2012 Young people
Asperger's and GirlsTony Attwood et al2006Parents, professionals, young people
Challenging Behaviour and Autism: Making Sense-making Progress Philip Whitaker 2002 Parents, professionals
​Iris Grace
​Arabella Carter-Johnson ​2016Parents, professionals
The Autistic Spectrum: A Guide for Parents and Professionals       Lorna Wing 2003 Parents, professionals


Title Author Year Audience
The Tipping Points – What professionals should recognise as the social impact of ADHD Phillip Anderton 2007 Professionals
Successfully Managing ADHD - For SENCO’s and Teachers Fintan O'Regan 2014 Professionals
Understanding ADHD – FAQ’s Fintan O'Regan 2014 Parents, professionals
How to Teach and Manage Children with ADHD Fintan O'Regan 2002 Parents, professionals
ADHD – The Facts Mark Selikowitz 2009 Parents, professionals
A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults Thomas E Brown 2013 Parents, professionals
Smart but Struck – Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD Thomas E Brown 2014 Parents, professionals
Taking Charge of ADHD 3rd Edition for Parents Russell Barkley 2013 Parents
ADHD – Living Without Brakes Kutscher, Martin, Puder and Douglas 2009 Parents, professionals
Zak has ADHD Jenny Leigh 2013 Children
ADHD in HD – Brains gone wild Jonathan Chester 2012 Young people
Movers, Dreamers and Risktakers – Unlocking the power of ADHD Kevin Roberts 2012 Parents, professionals, young people
Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention Kathleen Nadeau 2004 Children
Step by Step Help for Children with ADHD: A Self-Help Manual for Parents Cathy Lever Bradbury 2010 Parents
The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD John F Taylor 2013 Children
Can I Tell You About ADHD Susan Yarney 2014 Family, friends
The Elephant in the ADHD Room Letitia Sweitzer 2014 Parents, professionals
Raising Girls with ADHD – Secrets for Parenting Healthy Happy Daughters James Forgan and Mary Anne Richey 2014 Parents
100 Q & A’s about ADHD in Women & Girls Patricia Quinn 2010 Parents, professionals
The Adventures of Phoebe Flower – Stories of a Girl with ADHD Barbara Roberts & Kate Steinberg 2010 Children
Help! My Grandchild has ADHD Judy Kirzner 2012 Grandparents
Boy Without Instructions – Surviving the learning curve of parenting a child with ADHD Penny Williams 2014 Parents


TitleAuthor YearAudience
Caged in Chaos: A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free Victoria Biggs 2014 Parents, young people
Can’t Play Won’t Play: Simply Sizzling Ideas to get the Ball Rolling for Children with Dyspraxia Sharon Drew and Elizabeth Atter 2008 Parents
Co-ordination Difficulties: Practical Ways Forward Michele Lee 2013 Professionals
Developmental Coordination Disorder: Hints and Tips for the Activities of Daily Living Morvan F Ball 2012 Parents, professionals
Developmental Dyspraxia, 2nd edition Madeleine Portwood 1999 Parents, professionals
You’re So Clumsy Charley Jane Binnion 2013 Children
Dyspraxia: Developmental Co-ordination Disorder Amanda Kirby 2006 Parents, professionals
Dyspraxia in the Early Years 2nd Edition Christine Macintyre 2008 Parents, professionals
Guide to Dyspraxia and Developmental Co-ordination Disorders Amanda Kirby and Sharon Drew 2003 Parents, professionals
How to understand and support children with dyspraxia Lois Addy 2003 Parents, professionals
Making Inclusion Work for Children with Dyspraxia Gill Dixon and Lois Addy 2004 Professionals
Take Time Mary Nash-Wortham and Jean Hunt 2008 Parents, professionals
Understanding Dyspraxia: A Guide for Parents and Teachers Maureen Boon 2010 Parents, professionals
The Dyspraxic Learner: Strategies for Success Alison Patrick 2015 Parents, professionals


Title AuthorYearAudience
Dyslexia: a parent's guide to dyslexia, dyspraxia and other learning difficulties Helen Likierman and Valerie Muter                     2008 Parents
Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them
Gavin Reid2011Parents, professionals
Help! My Child Has Dyslexia: A Practical Guide for ParentsJudy Hornigold2012Parents
The Dyslexia-Friendly Teacher's Toolkit                                 Barbara Pavey2013Professionals
The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic BrainBrock Eide2011Parents, professionals, young people


Your Defiant Child – Eight Steps to Better BehaviourRussell Barkley and Christine Benton 2013Parents
Your Defiant Teen – 10 Steps to Resolve and Rebuild your RelationshipRussell Barkley and Arthur L Robins2014Parents
Tantrums – Managing Meltdowns in Public and PrivateThomas W Phelan2014Parents
123 MagicThomas W Phelan2010Parents
123 Magic for KidsThomas W Phelan and Tracy M Lewis2008Children
123 Magic WorkbookThomas W Phelan and Tracy M Lewis2010Parents
The Challenge of Behaviour - The Real WaySima Dosani and Amanda Hull2015Parents


Title AuthorYearAudience
When My Worries Get Too Big!: A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with AnxietyKari Dunn Buron2013Children
Starving the Anxiety Gremlin – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workbook for Young PeopleKate Collins-Donnelly2014Young people
Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for 5-9 year oldsKate Collins-Donnelly2014Children
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming AnxietyDawn Huebner2005Children
Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your PotentialCarol Dweck2012Professionals, parents, young people
Ruby and the Rubbish Bin (Helping children with low self esteem)Margot Sunderland2003Children

Transition to Adulthood

Title AuthorYearAudience
Personalisation in Practice: Supporting Young People with Disabilities Through the Transition to Adulthood Suzie Franklin, Helen Sanderson 2013 Parents, professionals
Thera Trust: Safe and Secure England Al Etmanski2015Parents, professionals


Helping Children Learn: Intervention Handouts for Use in School and at Home​Jack Naglieri and Eric Pickering​2010​Parents, professionals

Apps and games

Applications for mobile phones and tablets suitable for children with special educational needs can be found on the Friendship Circle website. On this site, applications are sorted by skills, such as "social skills", "communication" "behaviour", price and platform (Android or Apple).


Able Magazine​Parents, professionals, young people
Autism Eye​Parents, professionals
PosAbility Magazine​Parents, professionals, young people
Asperger United​Young people