The A.D.D. Book: New Understandings, New Approaches to Parenting Your Child

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One of America's most trusted pediatricians outlines an effective, drug-free approach to treating children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Your child with A.D.D. can flourish-without drug therapy. That's the revolutionary and reassuring message that Dr. William Sears delivers in The A.D.D. Book. Dr. Sears, whose bestselling books, including The Baby Book and The Discipline Book, have established him as one of the country's most reliable authorities on parenting, joins forces with child psychologist Lynda ...

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Overview

One of America's most trusted pediatricians outlines an effective, drug-free approach to treating children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Your child with A.D.D. can flourish-without drug therapy. That's the revolutionary and reassuring message that Dr. William Sears delivers in The A.D.D. Book. Dr. Sears, whose bestselling books, including The Baby Book and The Discipline Book, have established him as one of the country's most reliable authorities on parenting, joins forces with child psychologist Lynda Thompson, Ph.D., to provide all the information that you as a parent need to help your child with A.D.D. thrive. In The A.D.D. Book you'll learn what A.D.D. is and what it is not, how to tell whether your child has A.D.D., and how to increase your child's learning ability both at home and at school. Dr. Sears and Dr. Thompson outline effective behavior modification strategies that reach beyond the widely prescribed drug therapy to improve your child's cognitive abilities while reducing hyperactivity. Using real-life case studies and the results of the most recent scientific research, they offer guidelines for living with and helping your child with A.D.D., including:
• Ways to improve your child's attention and motivation in the classroom
• Tips for helping your child learn to handle frustration
• Ways to increase parent-child communication and develop time-management techniques for the entire family
• Advice on selecting the right professional help
• How neurofeedback (using computers to increase attention skills) can help your child learn
• How to know if your child needs medication and how to make the right decisions about using it Dr. Sears and Dr. Thompson take a positive approach to A.D.D. They believe that A.D.D. is a difference rather than a disorder, and they explain how you can make some of the behavioral and personality traits that are characteristic of A.D.D. work to your child's advantage. Their book is a clear, comforting, and uniquely comprehensive parents' guide to A.D.D.

"The bestselling author of The Baby Book joins forces with an A.D.D. expert and offers a unique & encouraging guide for parents of children with attention deficit disorder."

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Children's Literature - Sharon Tolle
This book is written for parents of children with Attention Deficit Disorder who are looking for a non-drug alternative program. This physiologically based behavior modification program is called EEG biofeedback or neurofeedback. This technique is very technical and involves converting electrical patterns from the brain into images on a video display. The child can watch and listen to these images and use this information to tell if his brain is concentrating or drifting off. The computer will reward you if changes are needed and you do so positively. After practice the individual should be able to do this without the aid of the computer. This book also offers information on a variety of other topics such as strategies for improving behavior, setting up success at home and at school, and nutritional guidelines. Parents with an A.D.D. child can never have enough information at their fingertips. Each parent must decide what is best for his or her child and this book offers another avenue to explore.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316778732
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 3/30/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 622,396
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Word from the Authors
An Introduction to a Different Kind of Book About A.D.D.
Ch. 1 A.D.D.: What It Is and What It Isn't 3
Ch. 2 Does Your Child Have A.D.D.? 38
Ch. 3 Smart from the Start 67
Ch. 4 Understanding and Steering Development 75
Ch. 5 Strategies for Improving Behavior 89
Ch. 6 Setting Up the Family for Success 139
Ch. 7 Setting Up for School Success 172
Ch. 8 Neurofeedback 205
Ch. 9 Medications to Help A.D.D. 228
Ch. 10 Feeding the Child with A.D.D. 260
Ch. 11 Understanding A.D.D. Laws 272
Ch. 12 Other Approaches 281
Putting It All Together: A Case Study 286
A.D.D. Resources 295
Index 297
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2000

    Help yourself to help your child

    As a teacher and parent of a child with mild ADD, reading this particular book helped calm my own fears and reservations about dealing with a child who has this disorder. In this Handbook, every aspect of ADD is clearly outlined and defined so that you do not doubt yourself for one moment about how to handle any situation that you may come across in dealing with a child who has ADD. There is so much to learn about this disorder and this handbook explains it all as simple as possible. I have since recommended this book to friends and they, too, have decided this is the best read on ADD.

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