ADHD

Living Without Brakes

Author: Martin L. Kutscher

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849058164

Category: Psychology

Page: 189

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This concise book contains everything that parents and professionals need to know about ADHD. The author describes the spectrum of ADHD, the co-occurring symptoms, and common difficulties that parents face. The rest of the book focuses on solutions. The concluding chapter summarizes the information covered.

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette's, Anxiety, and More!

The one-stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals

Author: Martin L. Kutscher

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 085700882X

Category: Education

Page: 320

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The completely updated and expanded new edition of this well-established text incorporates DSM-5 changes as well as other new developments. The all-in-one guide covers the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children – from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety, to autism spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, Tourette's, sensory integration problems, and executive dysfunction. A completely revised chapter on the autism spectrum by Tony Attwood explains not only new understanding in the field, but the new diagnostic criteria, and the anticipated usage of the term 'Asperger's Syndrome'. Dr. Kutscher provides accessible information on causes, symptoms, interactions with other conditions, and treatments. He presents effective behavioral strategies for responding to children who display traits of these disorders – whether at home, at school, or in other settings – along with case vignettes and practical tips. Finally, a chapter on the role of medications summarizes current knowledge. The author's sympathetic yet upbeat approach and skillful explanations of the inner world of children in the syndrome mix make this an invaluable companion for parents, teachers, professionals, and anyone else who needs fast and to-the-point advice on children with special needs.

Putting on the Brakes

Young People's Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Author: Patricia O. Quinn,Judith M. Stern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781557988324

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Explains what attention deficit disorder is and how to treat it, discussing the cognitive and emotional aspects, what the medication options are, how to maintain positive relations with friends, and how to do well at school.

Organizing the Disorganized Child

Simple Strategies to Succeed in School

Author: Martin L. Kutscher, M.D.,Marcella Moran

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061959804

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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Organizing the Disorganized Child explains: How to solve the messy-backpack problem (page 28). Step-by-step tips to help your child improve study skills (page 96). Which school supplies work best for different types of children (page 26). Methods for note taking (page 99). Techniques for time management (page 72). Strategies to refine morning and nighttime routines that will help the entire family (page 128).

Digital Kids

How to Balance Screen Time, and Why it Matters

Author: Martin L. Kutscher

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502960

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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For many children and teens daily Internet use is the norm - but where should we draw the line when it comes to digital media usage? This handy book lays out the essential information needed to understand and prevent excessive Internet use that negatively impacts behaviour, education, family life, and even physical health. Martin L. Kutscher, MD analyses neurological, psychological and educational research and draws on his own experience to show when Internet use stops being a good thing and starts to become excessive. He shows how to spot digital addictions, and offers whole family approaches for limiting the harmful effects of too much screen time, such as helping kids to learn to control their own Internet use. He tackles diverse questions ranging from the effects of laptops in the classroom and reading on a digital screen, to whether violent videogames lead to aggression. The author also explains how ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can make you more susceptible to Internet addiction, suggesting practical strategies to suit these specific needs. Discussing both the good and bad aspects of the internet, this book tells you everything you need to know to help children and young people use the internet in a healthy, balanced way.

Teenagers with ADD and ADHD

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Chris A. Zeigler Dendy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890627317

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 415

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The newly updated and expanded guide to raising a teenager with an attention deficit disorder is more comprehensive than ever. Thousands more parents can rely on Dendys compassionately presented expertise based on the latest research and decades of her experience as a parent, teacher, school psychologist, and mental health counselor. Her book looks at key areas that make adolescencean already challenging time of lifepotentially more difficult for kids with ADD or ADHD: academics, dating, driving, socializing, and greater independence. TEENAGERS WITH ADD AND ADHD gives parents insight on everything from understanding the diagnosis to treatment options, and from behavioral and academic issues, to parent involvement and self-advocacy. The new edition includes additional or updated information in several areas. A separate chapter on medications provides details on specific drugs, including many new ones, and what research shows about their effectiveness in improving attention, impulse control, and distractibility. Dendy discusses new findings about the role of executive function problems and how they relate to teenagers difficulties with organizational skills, long-range planning, and staying on task. She advises parents on their role in working with schools to find strategies for academic success. Teenagers also speak out about their condition, and Dendy points to ways to involve them in their own treatment plan. In addition, the book covers coexisting disorders such as learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, Tourette syndrome, and Asperger syndrome. Since 1995, this nuts and bolts guide has given parents hope and empowerment. Its chockfull of the latest data and proven strategies that can help manage the symptoms of ADD and ADHD at home and school. Praise for the previous edition: Finally, we have a book that deals exclusively with issues of ADD in the teenage years. I highly recommend it. Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., author of THE ADD HYPERACTIVITY WORKBOOK FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND KIDS and THE ADD HYPERACTIVITY HANDBOOK FOR SCHOOLS

Smart But Stuck

Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD

Author: Thomas E. Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118421760

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Compelling stories that present a new view of ADHD Smart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten "stuck" at school, work, and/or in social relationships because of their ADHD. Dr. Brown highlights the often unrecognized role that emotions play in this complex disorder. He explains why even very bright people with ADHD get stuck because they can focus well on some tasks that interest them, but often can't focus adequately on other important tasks and relationships. The first book to explain and illustrate the crucial role of emotions in the daily functioning of those living with ADHD Brown, Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention & Related Disorders, is an internationally known authority on ADHD Drawing on the latest research findings, the book describes strategies and treatments for getting "unstuck" to move on to a more rewarding and productive life.

Boy Without Instructions

Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD

Author: Penny Williams

Publisher: Grace-Everett Press

ISBN: 0991617819

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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#1 Best Seller on Amazon! Most books on ADHD don't dare expose the genuine grit of the moment-by-moment peaks and valleys of this special parenthood -- the gut-wrenching, crying on the bathroom floor, feeling like you're losing your mind truth of the matter that is learning to successfully parent a child with ADHD. Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a child with ADHD changes that. Williams shares her unfiltered thoughts and emotions during her progression through this learning curve during this harrowing ride. Right before your eyes, this initially grief-stricken momma transforms from obsessed-with-ADHD control-freak and helicopter mom to optimistic and (mostly) confident parent of a child who happens to have ADHD. Boy Without Instructions validates your grief and guilt, yet reveals that it's truly possible to craft a (mostly) joy-filled life for your child with ADHD, yourself, and your family.

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD

Author: John F. Taylor

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575426315

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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What are ADHD? What does it mean to have ADHD? How can kids diagnosed with ADHD help themselves succeed in school, get along better at home, and form healthy, enjoyable relationships with peers? In kid-friendly language and a format that welcomes reluctant and easily distracted readers, this book helps kids know they’re not alone and offers practical strategies for taking care of oneself, modifying behavior, enjoying school, having fun, and dealing with doctors, counselors, and medication. Includes real-life scenarios, quizzes, and a special message for parents.

Is it You, Me, Or Adult A.D.D.?

Stopping the Roller Coaster when Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Gina Pera

Publisher: 1201 Alarm Press

ISBN: 0981548709

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 369

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Presents a guide to maintaining a relationship with an adult diagnosed with the disorder, with information on the basics, challenges, and options for treatment.

Pretending to be Normal

Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Expanded Edition

Author: Liane Holliday Willey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009877

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999. Bringing her story up to date, including her diagnosis as an adult, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, this expanded edition will continue to entertain (and inform) all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life `pretending to be normal'.

All Dogs Have ADHD

Author: Kathy Hoopmann

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428401

Category: Education

Page: 72

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All Dogs Have ADHD takes an inspiring and affectionate look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), using images and ideas from the canine world to explore a variety of traits that will be instantly recognisable to those who are familiar with ADHD. Following the style of the award-winning All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome, charming colour photographs of dogs bring to life familiar ADHD characteristics such as being restless and excitable, getting easily distracted, and acting on impulse. This delightful book combines humour with understanding to reflect the difficulties and joys of raising a child with ADHD and celebrates what it means to be considered `different'. This absorbing and enjoyable book takes a refreshing approach to understanding ADHD.

Homework Success for Children with ADHD

A Family-school Intervention Program

Author: Thomas J. Power,James L. Karustis,Dina F. Habboushe

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572306165

Category: Education

Page: 232

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This manual presents the first empirically supported homework intervention approach specifically developed for families coping with ADHD in children in grades 1-6. Special features include detailed case examples; checklists for monitoring interventions; recruiting instruments and outcome measures; and reproducible parent handouts. Ideal for use with groups of parents and children, or with one family at a time, this manual is intended for school psychologists and counselors, clinical child psychologists and other mental health practitioners, and special education professionals.

Mindful Parenting for ADHD

A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive

Author: Mark Bertin

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626251819

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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Written by a pediatrician and based in proven-effective mindfulness techniques, this book will help you and your child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) keep calm, flexible, and in control. If you are a parent of a child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably face many unique daily challenges. Kids with ADHD are often inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive, since ADHD affects all of self-management and self-regulation. As a result, you might become chronically frustrated or stressed out, which makes caring for ADHD that much harder. In this book, a developmental pediatrician presents a proven-effective program for helping both you and your child with ADHD stay cool and collected while remaining flexible, resilient, and mindful. Bertin addresses the various symptoms of ADHD using non-technical language and a user-friendly format. In addition, he offers guidelines to help you assess your child's strengths and weaknesses, create plans for building skills and managing specific challenges, lower stress levels for both yourself and your child, communicate effectively, and cultivate balance and harmony at home and at school. If you are a parent, caregiver, or mental health professional, this book provides a valuable guide.

Putting on the Brakes

Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD Or ADHD

Author: Patricia O. Quinn,Judith M. Stern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781433811340

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Offers advice and strategies on living with ADD and ADHD to children and teenagers coping with the disorders.

My Brother's a World-class Pain

A Sibling's Guide to ADHD/Hyperactivity

Author: Michael Gordon

Publisher: Gsi Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 34

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Written to help children understand the basics of ADHD and gain an appreciation of the demands placed on family members by a hyperactive child. Validates sibling frustrations and resentments, and teaches them that they can play an important role in family coping and positive change.

ADHD Does not Exist

The Truth About Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

Author: Richard Saul

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062266756

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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In this groundbreaking and controversial book, behavioral neurologist Dr. Richard Saul draws on five decades of experience treating thousands of patients labeled with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder—one of the fastest growing and widely diagnosed conditions today—to argue that ADHD is actually a cluster of symptoms stemming from over 20 other conditions and disorders. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 6.4 million children between the ages of four and seventeen have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. While many skeptics believe that ADHD is a fabrication of drug companies and the medical establishment, the symptoms of attention-deficit and hyperactivity are all too real for millions of individuals who often cannot function without treatment. If ADHD does not exist, then what is causing these debilitating symptoms? Over the course of half a century, physician Richard Saul has worked with thousands of patients demonstrating symptoms of ADHD. Based on his experience, he offers a shocking conclusion: ADHD is not a condition on its own, but rather a symptom complex caused by over twenty separate conditions—from poor eyesight and giftedness to bipolar disorder and depression—each requiring its own specific treatment. Drawing on in-depth scientific research and real-life stories from his numerous patients, ADHD Does not Exist synthesizes Dr. Saul's findings, and offers and clear advice for everyone seeking answers.

Superparenting for ADD

An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.,Peter S. Jensen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345512820

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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With decades of experience working with ADD children, Dr. Edward Hallowell has long argued that ADD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a “disability.” Now he teams up with top academic ADD researcher Peter S. Jensen, M.D., to bring you an invaluable new approach to helping your ADD child. Superparenting for ADD offers a specific game plan including • UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Tune out the diagnosticians and simply nourish the spirit of your child for who he is. • VIEWING THE MIRROR TRAITS Recognize the positive sides of the negative symptoms associated with ADD: stubbornness = persistence; impulsiveness = creativity; intrusiveness = eagerness. • THE CYCLE OF EXCELLENCE Nurture an environment in which a child can safely take risks, reserve time to let a child dabble as a way to learn, encourage playful practice, support mastery of a skill, and then recognize a child’s accomplishments.

Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life

Train Your Brain to Get More Done in Less Time

Author: Margaret Moore,Paul Hammerness

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459219120

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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The key to a less hectic, less stressful life is not in simply organizing your desk, but organizing your mind. Dr. Paul Hammerness, a Harvard Medical School psychiatrist, describes the latest neuroscience research on the brain's extraordinary built-in system of organization. Margaret Moore, an executive wellness coach and codirector of the Institute of Coaching, translates the science into solutions. This remarkable team shows you how to use the innate organizational power of your brain to make your life less stressful, more productive and rewarding. You'll learn how to: - Regain control of your frenzy - Embrace effective uni-tasking (because multitasking doesn't work) - Fluidly shift from one task to another - Use your creativity to connect the dots This groundbreaking guide is complete with stories of people who have learned to stop feeling powerless against multiplying distractions and start organizing their lives by organizing their minds.

Step by Step Help for Children with ADHD

A Self-Help Manual for Parents

Author: David Daley,Cathy Laver-Bradbury,Anne Weeks,E Sonuga-Barke,Margaret Thompson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002358

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Raising a child with ADHD can be distressing and exhausting for the whole family. But given the appropriate knowledge, and the right tools, parents can intervene to manage their child's behaviour, leading to improved relationships at home and, it is hoped, a more successful time at school. This simple, flexible six-step programme is full of tried-and-tested ideas for parents and professionals supporting families of young children with ADHD. By practicing the techniques and strategies, parents will gain confidence in their parenting and, over time, will improve the child’s management of the condition. The programme includes games that will help improve the child’s attention, exercises to develop patience and tips for supporting the child in successful self-organization. There are also plenty of useful ideas for developing communication between parents and schools. Based on research and extensive clinical experience, Step by Step Help for Children with ADHD will help families to adapt their parenting to the child, improving relationships and behaviours in the home and at play group.