Taking Charge of ADHD, Revised Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents / Edition 1by Russell A. Barkley
Pub. Date: 09/01/2000
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Although the book is targeted at the parents of ADHD children, it will serve as a useful resource for teachers and others involved in the care and education of these children....This book is unique in its up-to-date and clear presentation of the scientific underpinnings of the disorder and the pragmatic, empirically based approach to intervention that it encourages. It is also very well organized and readable; it is probably the best available resource of this type.
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Table of Contents
|Introduction: A Guiding Philosophy for Parents of Children with ADHD||1|
|Part I||Understanding ADHD|
|Chapter 1.||What Is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?||19|
|Chapter 2.||What's Really Wrong with My Child?: Poor Self-Control||49|
|Chapter 3.||What Causes ADHD?||63|
|Chapter 4.||What to Expect: The Nature of the Disorder||88|
|Chapter 5.||The Family Context of a Child with ADHD||105|
|Part II||Taking Charge: How to Be a Successful Executive Parent|
|Chapter 6.||Deciding to Have Your Child Evaluated for ADHD||117|
|Chapter 7.||Preparing for the Evaluation||125|
|Chapter 8.||Coping with the Diagnosis of ADHD||140|
|Chapter 9.||Fourteen Guiding Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD||145|
|Chapter 10.||Just for Parents: How to Take Care of Yourself||155|
|Part III||Managing Life with ADHD: How to Cope at Home and at School|
|Chapter 11.||Eight Steps to Better Behavior||167|
|Chapter 12.||Taking Charge at Home: The Art of Problem Solving||193|
|Chapter 13.||How to Help Your Child with Peer Problems||199|
|Chapter 14.||Getting through Adolescence||208|
|Chapter 15.||Off to School on the Right Foot: Managing Your Child's Education||226|
|Chapter 16.||Enhancing Education at School and at Home: Methods for Success from Kindergarten through Grade 12||242|
|Chapter 17.||Keeping School Performance in Perspective||261|
|Part IV||Medications for ADHD|
|Chapter 18.||The Stimulants||269|
|Chapter 19.||Other Medicines for ADHD||288|
|Support Services for Parents||295|
|Suggested Reading and Videotapes||298|
|About the Author||321|
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Dr. Barkley, When my son's ADHD/ODD behavior got out-of-control, your books helped me to understand my child's unique mindset so that I could fulfill his needs. I especially appreciate your practical no-nonsense approach to explaining ADHD. Your explanation of my child's lack of time concept finally explained that disconnect. I'd rather face the truth of ADHD than to idealize it with pretty metaphors. When I faced the facts that ADHD will not go away, and it takes massive and immediate action to overcome it, I rolled up my sleeves and got to work on helping my son. Yes, I had to change my ways, but my son is worth it. That was eight years ago. Now my son is 17, is making Bs in school, and is planning to attend college. The magic began when I improved my communication skills and taught my son values and skills. That was only possible with the diligent use of a visual reward system, a token economy system, as recommended by you, Dr. Barkley. Thank you, Sir, for opening my eyes to my important job as my son's advocate and trainer. And thank you especially for your courage to face controversy and explain the facts. I hope to one day shake your hand. Sincerely yours in parenting success, Debra Sale Wendler ADHD Parenting Tips
I have a 4 yr old son diagnosed within the past 6 months. Our doctor recommends this book to all parents he sees. I read it and was looking over my shoulder... it was like they had a camera in our house! Now we're working through the steps and suggestions, and making progress. This book has been a life saver! (not to mention sanity saver)
This book is awesome! I read it after my son's therapist suggested it. After I read it I bought it for everyone in my sons life (sounds crazy) - it has made things easier for him and those who spend time with him!
My son is not as severe ADD as the book is describing and it contained much of the information I found on the internet before purchasing the book. I was disappointed because I was really hoping to find informative ways to deal with my child. If you are questioning if your child has ADD/ADHD, this will help you out.
We were just told that our 2 and a half year old son has ADHD. I was sad but releived I thought he was just a VERY difficult child. I was going crazy. Nothing worked. Everthing just made it worse. Till his Dr. recomeded this book. It was the first and only book I needed to get me through the hard part. Now with medican together with a behavior specialist, I don't need to pray for bed time anymore. I enjoy being with my son. Thanks to this book it is a true life saver. It also helped me explain things about ADHD to his grandparents, daycare and tips to help with his behavior problems.
This book may have good information in it, but you need a dictionary just to read it.
After reading and reviewing many books about ADHD, I and the doctor whom I work with (a Ph.D. doctor from Harvard) concluded that this was THE book about ADHD.
A helpful book for parents can be too much information.
There is a lot of valuable information here.
lots of great information good reference