The definitive guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - fully revised and updated for a new generation of parents. The bestselling author of Toddler Taming and Beyond Toddlerdom, Dr Christopher Green, with Dr Kit Chee, demystifies ADHD, the elusive and distressing condition that affects learning and behaviour. Understanding ADHD gives a clear overview of ADHD - the causes, the behaviours and the treatments - and dispels the myths. It is full of well-tried, practical and proven strategies to help with common ADHD problems such as inattention, impulsiveness and underachievement. Drawing on the latest research, the new edition includes: How to identify ADHD in your child ADHD in the under-fives How to encourage better behaviours at school and home Medication and alternative therapies: the pros and cons How to deal with the stress ADHD causes for parents and siblings How to help with reading, writing and language Advice for adults with ADHD Answers to common questions Fully updated list of resources Understanding ADHD shows parents how to work with teachers and health professionals to give their child the best possible chance of entering adulthood with self-confidence, life skills and strong family relationships.
Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions
Author: Sandra F. Rief
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sandra Rief offers myriad real-life case studies, interviews, and student intervention plans for children with ADD/ADHD. In addition, the book contains best teaching practices and countless strategies for enhancing classroom performance for all types of students. This invaluable resource offers proven suggestions for: Engaging students' attention and active participation Keeping students on-task and productive Preventing and managing behavioral problems in the classroom Differentiating instruction and addressing students' diverse learning styles Building a partnership with parents and much more.
This personal and moving account of raising a child with ADHD is remarkable for its humour, real-life examples, and useful strategies for teachers and parents. It is one of the few books to make the topic of ADHD truly come alive. Understanding ADHD shows how parents and teachers can work together in a positive and productive fashion. Topics addressed include: identification, causation, theory, treatment, behaviour management, teaching strategies, self-concept, and prognosis.
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Author: David A. Tomb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"In a discussion of ADHD treatments, Wender and Tomb stress that drug therapy remains the most effective in treating the disorder. They add, however, that psychological techniques, when combined with medication, can produce further improvement. Wender and Tomb offer practical, comprehensive instructions on how parents of an ADHD sufferer can best help their child. Now a classic work, ADHD grants parents and adults whose lives have been touched by this disorder an indispensable source of help, hope, and understanding"--
Handbook for ADHD Complications in Children and Adults
Author: Thomas E. Brown
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
The only book that covers the multiple ways in which ADHD is complicated by other psychiatric and learning disorders in both children and adults, ADHD Comorbidities: Handbook for ADHD Complications in Children and Adults features comprehensive, research-based information on ADHD and its full range of coexisting syndromes. Contributing researcher-clinicians, familiar with the complications that additional disorders pose, summarize in accessible language what is currently known about ADHD and its comorbidities, from preschool age to adulthood. These authors describe how ADHD leads to different profiles at different stages of development and how to adjust treatment strategies for both ADHD and additional disorders to reduce the impairments resulting from their combination. The book offers a new paradigm for understanding ADHD, viewing it not as a simple behavior disorder but as a complex developmental impairment of executive functions in the brain. This important handbook gives developmental context to ADHD by describing how symptoms at preschool onset differ from those of older age at onset. Clinicians will find practical help for patients whose ADHD appears in conjunction with 11 other syndromes -- from mood disorders to developmental coordination disorder -- and acquire valuable guidance on adapting and adjusting medications and other interventions to optimize treatment effects for the wide diversity of complex cases that embody ADHD.
Offering a balanced overview of complementary and alternative therapies, this book will be useful for parents of children with autism, ADD or other learning disabilities. The book covers a wide variety of mind-body interventions and manipulative techniques, as well as energy therapies, biologically based methods, and alternative medical systems. For each approach, the author provides a detailed description of what the treatment involves, which professionals will be working with the child, and an explanation of the rationale behind the therapy. She also offers advice on who to approach for treatment, and includes a list of recommended resources and useful contacts for further information. This book will be a valuable source of information for parents and professionals working with children who have disabilities that impact their learning or behavior.
Widely considered the go-to reference--and now extensively revised with over 65% new material--this authoritative handbook surveys the landscape of current knowledge on psychopathy and addresses essential clinical and applied topics. Leading researchers explore major theoretical models; symptomatology and diagnostic subtypes; assessment methods; developmental pathways; and causal influences, from genes and neurobiology to environmental factors. The volume examines manifestations of psychopathy in specific populations as well as connections to antisocial behavior and recidivism. It presents contemporary perspectives on prevention and treatment and discusses special considerations in clinical and forensic practice. New to This Edition *Extensively revised with more than a decade's theoretical, empirical, and clinical advances. *Many new authors and topics. *Expanded coverage of phenotypic facets, with chapters on behavioral disinhibition, callous–unemotional traits, and boldness. *Chapters on DSM-5, clinical interviewing, cognitive and emotional processing, and serial murder. *Significantly updated coverage of etiology, assessment methods, neuroimaging research, and adult and juvenile treatment approaches.
Filled with current, practical, and useful information for professionals and individuals, this second edition of An ADHD Primer summarizes the literature concerning ADHD across the lifespan. It offers a better understanding of the disorder by addressing the potential causes of ADHD, the developmental course, and numerous treatment approaches. Author Lisa L. Weyandt delivers research-based, cutting-edge knowledge in a concise and user-friendly fashion. The book skillfully explains the scientific literature, often complex, concerning this disorder. Commonly asked questions are addressed, including: What causes ADHD? What does ADHD look like, and how can it be accurately assessed? How can ADHD be treated with and without medication? Weyandt thoroughly tackles these question and more. The text contains helpful tables and appendices, as well as numerous up-to-date resources for readers who desire additional information about the disorder. An ADHD Primer is intended for students enrolled in teacher-certification programs, graduate students enrolled in research and applied training programs, educators, counselors, nurses, psychologists, parents, and individuals with ADHD.