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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 ...
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."
|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. 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|
Posted November 28, 2000
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.