This concise and highly accessible book contains everything that parents and busy professionals need to know about ADHD.
The author describes the spectrum of ADHD, the co-occurring symptoms, and common difficulties that parents face. The rest of the book focuses on solutions, based around four rules. Rule number one is keeping it positive: punishments can change behavior, but only positive approaches can improve attitude. Rule number two is keeping it calm: it's difficult thinking clearly enough to solve problems logically if you are feeling overwhelmed. Rule number three is keeping it organized: this rule relates particularly to the child's school life. Rule number four is to keep doing rules one to three. Finally, Dr. Kutscher discusses the role of medication for treating ADHD. The concluding chapter summarizes the information covered and can also be read as a complete, freestanding text. Useful checklists and further reading recommendations are also included.
Realistic and optimistic, this book is the ideal source of information and advice for parents and professionals who are trying to keep up with children who are living without brakes.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsIntroduction. 1. The ADHD Iceberg: More Problems than We Expected. 2. Rule #1: Keep It Positive. 3. Rule #2: Keep It Calm. 4. Rule #3: Keep It Organized and other School Treatments. 5. Rule #4: Keep it Going. 6. Medication Treatments for ADHD. 7. For Kids to Read. 8. Summary. Appendix 1: Behavioral Checklist. Appendix 2: Childhood Index of Executive Functions (ChIEF). Appendix 3: Annotated Reading List. References. Index
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Easy to read, described the life setting for a child with ADHD. Helpful in understanding how to make life changes with ADHD. Outstanding tool for the understanding of ADHD.
I read this book over 2 years ago, and LOVED it! It described my child to a tee. The author was very easy to read and understand. I highly recommend this book to everybody. This book should be a must read for anyone working with kids with ADHD
Simple, precise, and very easy to understand and follow. Highly recommended as first book on the subject. A must have for anyone living with an ADHDer.