BEEP!: Navigating Through ADHD is the 10th book in Reflection's Publishing's "Kids Helping Kids Through Books" series. The primary goal of this series is to provide children with resources to help them to overcome life's obstacles. Divided into two sections, the front, fiction section of BEEP!, is written and illustrated from the fresh perspective of a child to help open the door of communication between parents, teachers, and children as students navigate their way through learning study skills and life-long strategies to help cope with ADHD. Because true healing requires you to focus on your emotional, educational, social, and even spiritual needs, in the back nonfiction section of this book, you will find a 4114U section written by a clinical psychologist and educators to help provide children (and parents) the tools they need to navigate through ADHD.
Teen author, Garrett Ritchie, writes this story through an ADHD lens and has main character, Jack Winthrop, transports you into his world of ADHD. 11-year-old, Jack, takes you on his journey of homework struggles, managing his homework schedule, and attempts to meet the expectations of his parents and teachers. The author truly catapults you into Jack's everyday reality.
Reviewed by Booklist as “A unique series for children, by children.” See what doctors, educators, and parents have to say about BEEP! being a beneficial and crucial reference tool to use with patients, students, and families.
“BEEP! provides a unique look at the perspective of a child with ADHD. It really allows you to understand what it feels like to maneuver through middle school with this additional challenge and the strength required to focus and succeed. Garrett Ritchie does an exceptional job of allowing readers to be inside the mind of a student with ADHD and experience the ups and downs of life through his eyes.” -Lindsay Bullis, M.A. - 3rd grade teacher
“BEEP! takes a unique approach to the topics of ADHD and attention challenges by exploring them from the perspective of an adolescent. This thoughtful and entertaining story about a middle-schooler diagnosed with ADHD, helps readers relate to the daily experiences and struggles that many individuals with attention challenges face. BEEP! is filled with practical information to help parents, teachers, therapists and other involved individuals support those struggling with concerns related to attention and focus. I highly recommend BEEP!” -Donica Dohrenwend, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist PSY27969
“Offering kid-authored stories on tough topics like ADHD, divorce, bullying..., Reflections Publishing opens communication to assist families emotionally, socially, and spiritually. These books are not only fun to read. They’re also filled with expert advice, tips, and tools on how to navigate life’s most difficult challenges. Must-haves for every family’s library, these books are treasures that children and parents can refer to again and again.” -Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager ® and Whale Done Parenting
“BEEP! provides a unique look into the perspective of a child with ADHD. The story really allows you to understand what it feels like to maneuver through middle school with this additional challenge and the strength that it takes to succeed.” -Autumn Chandler, parent
"The 4114U is an incredible resource..." -Renee DiToro, ACC, CPCC
About the Author
Carey Averill is a doctoral candidate at the George Washington University studying Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She holds a Bachelors in Education from Purdue University and a Masters in School Counseling from Campbell University. With numerous certifications, her passion for math and love of middle school has lead her to teach 6th grade mathematics, pre-algebra and high school Algebra for the Richmond Diocese of Catholic Schools at St. John the Apostle in Virginia Beach. Previous experience includes teaching for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools in numerous states as well as abroad to include Korea, Germany, and Fort Bragg, NC. With such diverse opportunities, Carey has worked with varying age groups all over the globe. Her goal is to empower both students and teachers in order to find success both academically as well as in individual endeavors.
Susan Van Zanten has been in the field of education since 1983. As a second grade teacher for the Pasadena City Schools she was responsible for implementing new strategies to the GATE program. After raising her children and completing graduate school, Susan returned to the classroom with a deeper sense of individualized education and a better understanding of how best to meet the needs of the diverse student. Susan obtained a BA in Liberal Arts at Point Loma Nazarene University and an MA in Education, Digital Teaching and Learning from Azusa Pacific University CA teaching credential, Multiple Subject CA teaching credential, Special Education.
Table of ContentsBook Chapters:
Chapter 1: Beep! Beep!
Chapter 2: So it Begins
Chapter 3: Ms. Stiche Has a Really Big Nose!
Chapter 4: Challenge Accepted
Chapter 5: Reports
Chapter 6: Delinquents
Chapter 7: Such As...
Chapter 8: As Fast as Her Feet Could Carry Her
Chapter 9: I'd Rather Be Awake
Introduction to 4114U Section
Action Steps to Help Families Emotionally
• What is ADD/ADHD?
• What Causes ADHD?
• How to Diagnose and Treat ADHD
• Who can Help?
• Tips for Parents and Children
Action Steps to Help Families Socially
• ADHD and the School Environment
• Suggestions for Teacher Instruction
• Suggestions for Socialization
• Suggestions for Classroom Management
• Suggestions for Students with ADHD
• Learning Styles
Action Steps to Help Families Spiritually and Holistically
• 7 Types of Intelligence
• How Nutrition Affects the Way We Think
• Brain Food Recipes
• Inside the ADHD Brain - Role Playing Comic Scripts
About Our Experts
In-Depth 4114U Concepts
Book Club Discussion Questions
Common Core Questions