Understanding Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Christopher Green,Kit Chee

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446460835

Category: Education

Page: 288

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In his typically friendly and clear style, the ever-popular Dr Chris Green, with Dr Kit Chee, explains the treatments and causes of Attention Deficit Disorder, a condition that affects the learning and behaviour of up to 1 in 10 children in this country. Aimed at parents, teachers and health professionals, this book dispels the myths about ADHD and gives a clear overview of the condition: the causes, the behaviours and the treatments. Full of well-tried, practical strategies to help with common problems such as inattention, underachievement and impulsiveness, the book covers: - The causes, how to help improve behaviour at home and at school - Making the diagnosis, medication and alternative therapies - Hints to help reading, writing and language - Ways to boost self-esteem - ADHD in adults - The latest research and where to go for further help Understanding ADHD offers invaluable guidance to help parents work with teachers and health professionals to give their child the best possible chance of entering adulthood with self-confidence, life skills and secure family relationships.
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Understanding ADHD

Author: Christopher Green

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742744125

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 330

View: 7219

The definitive guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - fully revised and updated for a new generation of parents. The bestselling author of Toddler Taming and Beyond Toddlerdom, Dr Christopher Green, with Dr Kit Chee, demystifies ADHD, the elusive and distressing condition that affects learning and behaviour. Understanding ADHD gives a clear overview of ADHD - the causes, the behaviours and the treatments - and dispels the myths. It is full of well-tried, practical and proven strategies to help with common ADHD problems such as inattention, impulsiveness and underachievement. Drawing on the latest research, the new edition includes: How to identify ADHD in your child ADHD in the under-fives How to encourage better behaviours at school and home Medication and alternative therapies: the pros and cons How to deal with the stress ADHD causes for parents and siblings How to help with reading, writing and language Advice for adults with ADHD Answers to common questions Fully updated list of resources Understanding ADHD shows parents how to work with teachers and health professionals to give their child the best possible chance of entering adulthood with self-confidence, life skills and strong family relationships.
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The Attention Zone

A Parent's Guide To Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity

Author: Michael Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317838823

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 411

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Your Hyperactive Child

A Parent's Guide to Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Barbara Ingersoll

Publisher: Main Street Books

ISBN: 0307768643

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 820

The authoritative handbook provides a wealth of urgently needed information to help parents of a hyperactive child understand and cope with their child's baffling behavior.
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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment for Health and Mental Health Professionals

Author: Larry B. Silver

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585627257

Category: Medical

Page: 262

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This new edition of Dr. Larry Silver's groundbreaking clinical book incorporates recent research findings on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), covering the latest information on diagnosis, associated disorders, and treatment, as well as ADHD in adults. Providing a broad overview of the continuum of neurobiologically based conditions, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder thoroughly reviews disorders often found to be comorbid with ADHD, including specific learning disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, anger regulation problems, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and tic disorders. Dr. Silver emphasizes that ADHD is a life disability that affects not only school performance but also family life, peer interactions, and successful participation in sports and other activities. For about half of the individuals with this disorder, it is also a lifetime disability -- thus, interventions must be considered for each phase of life. Addressing day-to-day management issues faced by physicians and mental health professionals who see patients with ADHD, this guidebook discusses such practical concerns as how to make a differential diagnosis, work with children and families in a multimodal treatment setting, manage a medication regimen, and explain ADHD to parents. Covering ways to work with the school system as well as new and controversial therapies, this up-to-the-minute book is essential reading for all who care for individuals with ADHD.
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Attention Deficit Disorder

The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults

Author: Thomas E. Brown

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300119893

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 360

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A leading expert in the assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder dispels myths and offers reassuring, practical information about treatments. Drawing on recent findings in neuroscience and a rich variety of case studies from his own clinical practive, Dr. Thomas E. Brown describes what ADD syndrome is, how it can be recognized at different ages, and how it can best be treated. This is the first book to address the perplexing question about ADD: how can individuals, some very bright, be chronically unable to "pay attention," yet be able to focus very well on specific tasks that strongly interest them? Dr. Brown disputes the "willpower" explanation and explains how inherited malfunctions of the brain's management system prevent some people from being able to deal adequately with challenging tasks of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. His book is an authoritative and practical guide for physicians and psychologists, parents and teachers, and the 7 to 9 percent of persons who suffer from ADD/ADHD.
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Parenting Your Child with ADHD

A No-Nonsense Guide for Nurturing Self-Reliance and Cooperation

Author: Craig Wiener

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608823989

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

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It is now possible for concerned parents to treat their child’s attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) without medication. This book shows them how. Written by a supervising psychologist who specializes in child behavioral issues, Parenting Your Child with ADHD presents a groundbreaking program for parents seeking to reduce their child’s inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity and strengthen his or her capacity for self-reliance and cooperation. This unique program promotes positive ways of interrelating and shows parents the five main ways they may have unwittingly reinforced ADHD symptoms in the past. Far from encouraging parents to strictly manage ADHD children, this approach promotes independence in kids so that less discipline and surveillance is necessary. Specifically, this book helps parents promote cooperation by phrasing their requests in specific ways, reduce pressure on their child, and acknowledge the child’s preference as a way to make cooperation a more attractive choice to him or her. Parents learn to resolve problems related to messiness, inappropriate silliness and intrusiveness, chores and helping family members, coordinating schedules, sneaking and stealing, noise and yelling, and overreacting. The second part of the book moves on to issues that take place outside the home, such as shopping excursions, family outings, and travel. Finally, parents learn ways to increase their child’s independence and cooperation with schoolwork and compliance in the classroom environment. The child learns the value of being knowledgeable without the motivation of punishment or gift rewards.
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The Survival Guide for Kids With Add Or ADHD

Easyread Edition

Author: F. Taylor, Ph.d.

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442996765

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

View: 2736

Do you have a hard time paying attention or staying still? Do you sometimes get yelled at for talking in class or moving around? Do you often zone out? Lose assignments? Fall behind in school? Have trouble controlling your behavior? Maybe you have ADD or ADHD. These are labels grown-ups use to understand and help kids with these types of challenges. If you've been labeled ADD or ADHD, this book is for you. Look inside to find: What ADD and ADHD mean - and don't mean. Ways to make each day go better at home, at school, and with friends. How to deal with strong feelings like anger, worry, and sadness. The lowdown on medicine many kids take for ADD or ADHD. The dish on foods that can help you manage your ADD or ADHD. Fun quizzes that will help you remember what you're learning. And much more This book was written especially for you. But you might want to share it with a parent or another caring adult. Talk it over together and try some of the activities. Meanwhile, know you're not alone. Lots of kids have ADD or ADHD. With a little effort, they have learned to succeed. So can you!
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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

View: 9637

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.
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Handbook

A Physician's Guide to ADHD

Author: J. Gordon Millichap

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441913975

Category: Medical

Page: 182

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An expanded, updated, and revised edition, the ADHD Handbook, second edition covers recent advances in causes and management of ADHD, and includes more than 400 scientific references to peer-reviewed articles. It provides answers to the numerous questions that surround ADHD, including how is it diagnosed? What causes ADHD? What are the risks of associated learning and behavior disorders, tics, seizures, and headaches? What treatments are available? What are the choices of medications and the risks of side effects? How can adverse effects be avoided? What are the alternatives to medication? Do children outgrow ADHD, and how long is treatment required? ADHD Handbook is written for neurologists, pediatricians, practicing physicians, residents, fellows and students of medicine, psychologists, educators, occupational and speech therapists, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers. It also offers parents a readable, but uniquely well documented and objective account of ADHD symptoms, diagnosis, medications, alternative treatments, and management.
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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.
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The ADHD Book of Lists

A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders

Author: Sandra F. Rief

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118937759

Category: Education

Page: 528

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"The newly updated ADHD Book of Lists will be a comprehensive, reliable source of answers, practical strategies, and tools written in a convenient list format"--
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Loving Someone With Attention Deficit Disorder

A Practical Guide to Understanding Your Partner, Improving Your Communication, and Strengthening You

Author: Susan Tschudi

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608822303

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 9938

Your partner’s attention deficit disorder (ADD) may not seem like a big deal at first, but eventually, the dynamics surrounding his or her impulsivity, forgetfulness, distractibility, and restlessness can really strain your relationship. You don’t want to act like a parent, yet you may feel like you can’t rely on your partner to get things done. Loving Someone with Attention Deficit Disorder is your guide to navigating a relationship with someone with ADD so you can create healthy boundaries while remaining sympathetic to your partner’s symptoms. An essential resource for every couple affected by ADD, this book will help you: • Understand medication and other treatments • Recover quickly when your partner’s symptoms frustrate you • Establish personal boundaries to avoid excessive caretaking • Identify and take care of your own needs so you can feel more relaxed
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ADHD Alternatives

A Natural Approach to Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Author: Aviva J. Romm,Tracy Romm

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 161212223X

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed, and misdiagnosed, disorders in children. This guide focuses on the root causes of ADHD and offers a natural and holistic approach to combat the disorder, encouraging families to find solutions that don’t rely on psychostimulant drugs like Ritalin. Discover the many benefits of treating ADHD with a mixture of nutritional supplements, herbal medicines, and parenting techniques that foster self-esteem, creativity, self-discipline, and confidence.
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ADHD

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Author: David A. Tomb

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190240261

Category: MEDICAL

Page: 312

View: 4049

"In a discussion of ADHD treatments, Wender and Tomb stress that drug therapy remains the most effective in treating the disorder. They add, however, that psychological techniques, when combined with medication, can produce further improvement. Wender and Tomb offer practical, comprehensive instructions on how parents of an ADHD sufferer can best help their child. Now a classic work, ADHD grants parents and adults whose lives have been touched by this disorder an indispensable source of help, hope, and understanding"--
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Managing Attention Disorders in Children

A Guide for Practitioners

Author: Sam Goldstein

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 451

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Presents practitioners with a comprehensive guide for understanding attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, a complex affliction characterized by inattention, overarousal, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Includes a comprehensive overview of the problems encountered by children as well as approaches to school intervention. Examines all aspects of evaluation and treatment and offers a model for assessment and a well-defined set of guidelines for multidisciplinary treatment services for children with attention disorder and their families. Also provides a guide for the prescription and management of medications.
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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.
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The Pocket Guide to Understanding ADHD

Author: Christopher Green

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742744109

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 178

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All the practical tips from the groundbreaking book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, in a handy pocket size. Bestselling author Dr Christopher Green's new pocket survival guide to ADHD will help parents and children cope with the devastating effects ADHD can have on children's learning and behaviour. Busy parents can turn to the book for the secrets to: How to identify Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in your child Understanding the available medication and alternative therapies Improving behaviour at school and home Finding support for you and your child.
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ADHD Go-To Guide

Facts and Strategies for Parents and Teachers

Author: Desiree Silva,Michele Toner

Publisher: Apollo Books

ISBN: 9781742589480

Category: Education

Page: 170

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common mental-health condition in children and is present in most countries around the world. Although there is an abundance of literature on ADHD with plenty of scientific information, this condition remains controversial and often under-diagnosed. Many books have been written for parents about ADHD but most of them are quite scientific. They can be difficult to navigate, especially if you are a parent with some symptoms of ADHD yourself. This book is a go-to guide for parents and teachers, providing up-to-date knowledge in a simple, easy-to-read format. It is filled with information your doctor would like to provide, but is often unable to do so in the limited appointment times available. This book also gives a framework and practical tips for how you can manage and advocate for your child in different settings, with or without medication. It summarises evidence to date for medication and alternative therapies, examines commonly held beliefs about ADHD, and debunks myths. ADHD Go-To Guide book has been written by a developmental paediatrician (Desiree Silva) and an ADHD coach (Michele Toner), both of whom are passionate about improving the lives of children with ADHD and their families. They both have over 20 years of experience in the field and recognise the need for this practical guide.
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