ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

  • by Kathleen Nadeau, Judith Kolberg
  • Narrated by Lisa Reneé Pitts
  • 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From authors Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau comes an essential guide to organization written with the unique needs of ADD sufferers in mind. Here are strategies that work from a professional organizer and a renowned ADD clinician.
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 using the help of non-professionals or 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.

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Customer Reviews

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useful and informative

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

if they were an adult with ADD yes I would recommend this book. I always suspected I had ADD from descriptions of how I functioned as a child. (I am now an Occupational Therapist and through the course of my training this confirmed my suspicions). Reading this book it struck me how many of these strategies I have already discovered and utilised to help me in my professional work and as a mother. In fact it made me realise how my symptoms had possibly even led me to my profession as I had to become an excellent problem solver. I had often wondered why no one else seemed to need these strategies to get things done and keep focused:-) Now I know why! Excellent, information packed book. A few people reported the reader's accent and slow reading style to be off-putting. Yes, it is strong, but actually I found it easier to stay focused and not be distracted by interesting fluctuations in her vocal presentation. For me it was a shock for the first 5 mins and then I got over it and got into the content. Later in the book there are some repetitions but that only served to confirm that I now knew what I was to do to problem solve my difficulties and new stuff came again soon. Great book. Clear lay out but yes this does make it longer than it needed to be...I couldnt have read it. Good job it was audible! If you don't have ADD perhaps it all seems trivial but this stuff can be hugely helpful for those of us who rely on strategies to hold it all together and function efficiently and effectively.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No - far too long. I made notes as I listened to help me focus. It passed the time beautifully on a 5 hour train ride.


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- Zoe

A bit annoying

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, it's nice to think there are people as chaotic as me out there..


What was one of the most memorable moments of ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life?

I am sorry to say it was the author "selling her services"... it seems to run.. "You're no good unless you get professional help lovie"


What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Stopped implying that unless you had a professional organiser in your life you were done for..


Was ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life worth the listening time?

Yes.


Any additional comments?

I like to listen to books on a loudspeaker as I'm going off to sleep. I live in a block of flats where we all have the windows open at night for fresh air. Lisa Renee Pits' voice is quite strident and she kept repeating "The ADD friendly way to ... " The ADD.." and sort of shouting "The ADD"... (just the way it's spelt).. I was really afraid my neighbours would hear... ditto for some dieting audio books I've listened to recently...

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- T. Griffith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-01-2012
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio