PlusFour Solutions: Guidance through Assessment


The primary resources suggested here are considered good starting points for information, education, help and support. There are two general resources that are widely used and very helpful. Parent’s Helping Parents, is a Bay Area treasure, a clearinghouse of support for parents of children with special needs. PHP provides educational and support groups, lists of local providers and resources and education. The second resource is Wright’s Law, Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wright’s Law for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child by Katharine Manassis, M.D. (2nd Edition, 2008)
Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Attention-Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder
Taking Charge of ADHD, by Russell Barkley, Ph.D. (Revised Edition, 2005)
Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD & Executive Functioning Deficits, by Chris Dendy, M.S. (2011)
PlusFour Solutions Teacher Handout on ADHD
Northern California Chapter (C.H.A.D.D.)
Attention-Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorders
The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Completely Revised and Updated: Advice, Support, Insight and Inspiration by Patricia Romanowski Bashe, Barbara L. Kirby, Simon Baron-Cohen, and Tony Attwood (2005)
Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs by Chantal Sicile-Kira (2004)
The Autism / Asperger’s Source

National Institutes of Health Article
The Bipolar Child by Papolos and Papolos (Third Edition, 2006)
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Family Law
Obtaining and Analyzing School Related Data in a Child Custody Evaluation by Steve Newton, Ph.D. (2011)
Mom’s House, Dad’s House by Isolina Ricci
Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids by Isolina Ricci
Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with a Uncooperative Ex by Julie A. Ross and Judy Corcoran
Parenting After Divorce by Philip M. Stahl

Language Based Learning Disabilities
Schwab Learning
LD Online
National Conference for Learning Disabilities
Educational Testing Service
Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Process: A Guide for Educators and Parents by Marion Sanders (2000) (Books on Tape)

Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NLD)
The Lighthouse Project (San Jose)
NLD Line
Children with Special Needs

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan
Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
The Out-of-Sync Child by Kranowitz (2005)

Schizophrenia Information and Support
National Institutes of Health

School Testing / 504 Plan / Individualized Educational Plan (IEP)
Wright’s Law – Special Education Laws
Parents Helping Parents – Local Resource

Substance Abuse
University of Maryland – Drug Information