Teenagers with ADD and ADHD: A guide for parents and professionals

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2006 ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award: Finalist in Parenting Category.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 Dendy's 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 adolescence--an already challenging time of life--potentially ...
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Overview

2006 ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award: Finalist in Parenting Category.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 Dendy's 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 adolescence--an already challenging time of life--potentially 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 boltsguide has given parents hope and empowerment. It's chockfull of the latest data and proven strategies that can help manage the symptoms of ADD and ADHD at home and school.

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Mental health professional Dendy, a mother of three kids with ADD/ADHD, knows the challenges that parents of children with attention deficits face when the teen years roll around. In this updated and expanded second edition (the first was published in 1995), she shares a lot of tips, insights, and support from other parents, lending a realistic feel to the information. Included are in-depth discussions of ADD/ADHD, diagnosis and testing, medication, and coexisting conditions, as well as advice on discipline, academics, home life, and helping the rest of the family deal with ADD/ADHD. Dendy supplies many forms and other self-evaluation tools that families can use to determine a child's strengths and weaknesses, to assess effectiveness of medication, and to establish a basis for working with school personnel. A comprehensive resource guide rounds out the 17 chapters and six appendixes. This extremely comprehensive edition, full of the latest professional research, is a valuable resource to which parents will refer even as their teens enter adulthood; highly recommended for all public libraries.-Lisa M. Jordan, Johnson Cty. Lib., KS Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890627317
  • Publisher: Woodbine House
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 346,128
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    Teenagers with ADD and ADHD - Proof That You Are Not Loosing Your Mind!

    I am still reading this but the most important thing it has offered me is validation that I am not losing my mind. Even though my son has been formally tested and diagnosed, this book really gets into the nuances of a teenagers behavior when they have ADD/ADHD. The author has helped me understand those nuances and is helping us lay the groundwork for future success in high school and college.
    This book describes my son so perfectly that he could have been the picture on the cover!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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