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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.
Posted April 24, 2010
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!
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