Driven to Distraction (Revised)

Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

Publisher: Anchor


Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A.D.D. 29 Years and Counting

My Life With Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Ava Fails

Publisher: Ava Fails


Category: Psychology

Page: 72

View: 654

Where are all the personal A.D.D. stories? That is what I wondered as I searched for books about A.D.D. and A.D.H.D. There was no lack of expert advice, but so few titles with a direct connection. This book begged to be written. Inside you'll learn that...For 28 years and counting, I have been a student of A.D.D. I have lived with it intimately and learned to cope with it effectively. I was diagnosed at age 10, and have run the gamut from medication to no medication. I have developed many personal coping skills, and I don't think an expert could pick me out of a crowd. Inside I tell you my story with a sincere hope that it will help you. I hope you find something you can relate to and something that you can use to encourage others. I have included the information that I have found encouraging in my own journey. I have received comments from all over the world in regard to my story and my list of Famous People with A.D.D. I've heard from people who have shared the list with their children with positive results. I've received comments from people who have thanked me for changing the way they view themselves and A.D.D. In addition to my list, inside you'll find: Quotes Tables of data Simplified information and stats Links to great resources A book list of recommended reading This is a personal story of my life with A.D.D. I wrote it for you.

The Fix-It Friends: Eyes on the Prize

Author: Nicole C. Kear

Publisher: Imprint


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Because paying attention can be tricky. Veronica Conti’s on a mission. She wants a trophy. She needs a trophy. She will not rest until a glorious golden trophy is in her hands! So when her school’s 100 Day Contest is announced, Veronica vows to take home the grand prize. But when Veronica gets teamed up with none other than Matthew Sawyer, her biggest enemy, she thinks all hope is lost. Matt gets distracted and has a history of losing stuff, not to mention that he and Veronica can’t stop arguing. To win the prize, Matt needs to organize. And to do that, he needs the Fix It Friends! Together, the friends help Matt and Veronica discover that unexpected friendship is the best prize of all. Eyes on the Prize is the fifth adventure in this funny and relatable chapter book series that teaches emotional intelligence. It includes tools to stay focused, which are applicable for kids with ADD and ADHD. Includes a toolbox of expert advice on how to pay attention! Don’t miss the other Fix-It Friends adventures: The Fix-It Friends: Have No Fear! The Fix-It Friends: Sticks and Stones The Fix-It Friends: The Show Must Go On The Fix-It Friends: Wish You Were Here The Fix-It Friends: Three’s a Crowd An Imprint Book Praise for The Fix-It Friends: Have No Fear!: "Fears are scary! But don’t worry: the Fix-It Friends are here with step-by-step help —and humor too.”—Fran Manushkin, author of the Katie Woo series “Full of heart and more than a little spunk” —Kathleen Lane, author of The Best Worst Thing An empowering resource for kids — and they're just plain fun to read.” —Lauren Knickerbocker, Ph.D., Co-Director, Early Childhood Service, NYU Child Study Center “Hooray for these young friends who work together; this diverse crew will have readers looking forward to more.” —Kirkus Reviews

Identifying Special Needs

Checklists for profiling individual differences

Author: Glynis Hannell

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 917

Drawing from her experience as an educational psychologist, and special education teacher, Glynis Hannell offers guidelines to help teachers quickly recognize and categorize the specific characteristics of developmental disorders, autism spectrum disorders, emotional-behavioural disorders, specific learning disorders, sensory impairments and other forms of special need. The practical checklists and resources in this fully revised new edition help both classroom and specialist teachers to Screen any student for possible special needs Understand the causes and characteristics of various types of special needs Request and prepare for an intervention or IEP team meeting Link classroom observations to diagnostic criteria used by specialists Create accurate and comprehensive profiles for individual students Record each student’s unique pattern of development within a special needs ‘label’ Quickly record important information and avoid writing time-consuming reports Coordinate information from several teachers or professionals Monitor progress and track significant changes over time Involve parents in observing and discussing their child’s pattern of strengths and challenges Plan effective, inclusive intervention in the classroom setting Follow up with recommended further reading, websites and professional references Recognising special needs and identifying each student’s unique profile of positive attributes and difficulties enables teachers and other educational professionals to ensure that all their students receive the support they need to succeed.

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

View: 226

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

The Complete Mental Health Directory

A Comprehensive Source Book for Individuals and Professionals

Author: Richard Gottlieb

Publisher: Sedgwick Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 707

View: 644

Provides comprehensive coverage of 27 specific mental health disorders, from adjustment disorders to tic disorders, including a separate section devoted to pediatric and adolescent issues, as well as support systems and other resources.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: A-C

Author: Kristine M. Krapp

Publisher: Gale Cengage


Category: Child Welfare

Page: 2178

View: 920

Arranged alphabetically, each volume provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, along with issues related to physical and cognitive/behavioral development.

Fundamentals of Special Education

What Every Teacher Needs to Know

Author: Margaret G. Werts

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Education

Page: 458

View: 794

Fundamentals of Special Education: What Every Teacher Needs to Know gathers into one source the critical information needed to understand students with disabilities. Written to be concise yet complete, it is an essential resource for educators because it provides the basic parameters of each disability area and defines the issues that impact current interventions and practices. This new edition addresses the latest laws in special education (such as the reauthorization of IDEA and NCLB), includes a new chapter on autism spectrum disorders, and contains additional information on collaboration with families and other service professionals.

The Complete Mental Health Directory

A Comprehensive Source Book for Individuals and Professionals

Author: Laura Mars-Proietti

Publisher: Sedgwick Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 682

View: 698

Mental Disorders--Mental Health Associations & Organizations--Government Agencies--Clinical Management--Pharmaceutical Companies.

Coaching College Students with AD/HD

Issues and Answers

Author: Patricia O. Quinn



Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 218

View: 926

College students with AD/HD are negatively affected by serious difficulties in time and task management. Written in an Issue/Answer format, this book makes it easy to address the needs of students and to design a program for them.