ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life: Strategies that Work from an Acclaimed Professional Organizer and a Renowned ADD Clinician

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life: Strategies that Work from an Acclaimed Professional Organizer and a Renowned ADD Clinician

by Judith Kolberg, Kathleen Nadeau

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Acclaimed professional organizer Judith Kolberg and Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, renowned ADHD clinical psychologist, are back with an updated edition of their classic text for adults with ADD. Their collaboration offers the best understanding and solutions for adults who want to get and stay organized. Readers will enjoy all new content on organizing digital information, managing distractions, organizing finances, and coping with the "black hole" of the Internet. This exciting new resource offers three levels of strategies and support: self-help, non-professional assistance from family and friends, and professional support; allowing the reader to determine the appropriate level of support.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317277712
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/19/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 234
Sales rank: 625,124
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Judith Kolberg formed FileHeads Professional Organizers in 1989. She is the founder of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, the precursor to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), a popular international speaker, and is widely recognized as an industry-thought leader. Chronically disorganized people of many stripes have embraced her non-traditional organizing methods as described in her five books, which have sold nearly a half million copies worldwide. Her latest book, Getting Organized in the Era of Endless, addresses the complex area of digital disorganization. Judith has held several leadership positions in the National Association of Professional Organizer (NAPO) and has been awarded the organizing industry’s highest honors. Judith resides in Atlanta, where she takes care of her Mom, sees clients, writes, and blogs.

Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD is a clinical psychologist and director of the Chesapeake ADHD Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, where she continues to practice and provide supervision and training related to ADHD. She has been a leader in the field for the past 20 years, publishing over a dozen books on topics related to ADHD. In 1999, she received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award for her ground-breaking work on women and girls with ADHD. Dr. Nadeau is a frequent lecturer both nationally and internationally and is known for her solution-focused, integrative approach to treating ADHD. She has focused for many years on issues relating to organization, planning, and daily life management challenges faced by individuals with ADHD and first approached professional organizer Judith Kolberg in the late 1990s about the need for an organizing book that specifically addresses the particular challenges faced by adults with ADHD.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Ari Tuckman. Foreword by Sue West. Preface. Part I: Getting Started 1. ADD-Friendly Organizing: A Different Organizing Approach 2. ADD-Friendly Strategies That Work with Your ADD 3. Structure and Support: Creating the Framework for Success. Part II: Taking Charge of ADD 4. Streamline and Simplify: Counteracting Complications 5. ADD Decision Dilemmas 6. B-o-r-i-n-g: Managing Stimulation Hunger and Hyperfocus 7. First Things First: Learning to Prioritize 8. Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Remembering to Remember. Part III: Organizing Things 9. Getting Over Clutter Overwhelm 10. Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome: When You Need to Seek ADD Treatment 11. Packrat Syndrome 12. David’s Garage – When You Need a PO. Part IV: Organizing Time 13. Time Out: Tracking, EEstimating and Scheduling Time 14. Overcoming Over-Commitment 15. Plenty-of-Time Thinking: Dealing with Procrastination 16. The State of Rushness. Part V: Organizing Information 17. Hung Up on Hardcopy 18. Backlog Blues. Part VI: Organizing Finances 19. ADD-Friendly Budgeting and Bill Paying 20. ADD-Friendly Long-term Financial Planning. Part VII: Getting Organized in the Digital World 21. Managing Digital Distractions 22. The Internet Black Hole. Part VIII: Conclusion 23. Putting Organizing Ideas into Action.

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CasualUnclutterer More than 1 year ago
Once upon a time, new Organizer slaying dragons, I read the 2002 edition of “ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life” by Judith Kolberg & Kathleen Nadeau. This was my review: “I had an unusual reaction to this book by Kathleen G. Nadeau, a highly-regarded ADD coach. This is an excellent resource for ADD-abled people because it is explicitly formatted for people with ADD - they can usually read it, when other traditionally-formatted books on the subject might not work for them at all. I LOVE to read. I had a horrible time trying to read this book. It was HARD. It was almost as if, because, at least as far as I know, I don't have ADD, the book was fighting against me. That was a VERY instructive experience. Kinda like wearing a blindfold for a day to try to understand what it's like to be blind.” Now, singed veteran, I’ve just finished the 2017 edition. 2017 is disarmingly different. Most startling, I found it easier to read- and there are reasons why. The print is smaller. The subheadings, sidebars and similar are more closely integrated into the main text. There’s less italicized copy. I’d love to grab a coffee with Ms. Kolberg and Dr. Nadeau and ask “WHY?”. I’m not criticizing the changes, which I’d bet are practical, because, for example, there’s more (new) material in the 2017 edition. But burning curiosity “WHY?” nonetheless. The most compelling changes – there are two new chapters. One goes in-depth into Financial Management, and one looks at the monster’s den that is the digital world. This edition of Kolberg’s and Nadeau’s collaboration is just as funny as the old, just as accessible. And now even more critically instructive for ADD-abled people. If you have the old edition, it is worthwhile to update to the new. If you don’t have this work at all, it is valuable for people with ADD or the people who would like to help their ADD-challenged clients, colleagues, friends and family.