Teaching Life Skills to Children and Teens with ADHD

Author: Vincent J. Monastra
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
ISBN: 9781433820991
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume describes the Life Skills Program created by author Vincent J. Monastra at his ADHD clinic. It features practical strategies for helping children and teens develop essential life skills at home, school, or in a support group setting.

Parenting Children with ADHD

Author: Vincent J. Monastra
Publisher: Lifetools, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433815713
Format: PDF
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In this second edition, Dr. Vince Monastra provides practical, step-by-step guidance to parents looking for ways to bring out the best in kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. He presents updated lessons about the causes of ADHD, how medications work, and the problems that sleep deficits, poor nutrition, and other medical disorders can cause. He also shares his innovative approach for improving organization, task completion, problem solving, and emotional control.

Parenting Your Child with ADHD

Author: Craig Wiener
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608823989
Format: PDF, Docs
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It is now possible for concerned parents to treat their child’s attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) without medication. This book shows them how. Written by a supervising psychologist who specializes in child behavioral issues, Parenting Your Child with ADHD presents a groundbreaking program for parents seeking to reduce their child’s inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity and strengthen his or her capacity for self-reliance and cooperation. This unique program promotes positive ways of interrelating and shows parents the five main ways they may have unwittingly reinforced ADHD symptoms in the past. Far from encouraging parents to strictly manage ADHD children, this approach promotes independence in kids so that less discipline and surveillance is necessary. Specifically, this book helps parents promote cooperation by phrasing their requests in specific ways, reduce pressure on their child, and acknowledge the child’s preference as a way to make cooperation a more attractive choice to him or her. Parents learn to resolve problems related to messiness, inappropriate silliness and intrusiveness, chores and helping family members, coordinating schedules, sneaking and stealing, noise and yelling, and overreacting. The second part of the book moves on to issues that take place outside the home, such as shopping excursions, family outings, and travel. Finally, parents learn ways to increase their child’s independence and cooperation with schoolwork and compliance in the classroom environment. The child learns the value of being knowledgeable without the motivation of punishment or gift rewards.

Raising Boys With ADHD

Author: Mary Anne Richey
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1593639767
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written by two professionals who have "been there and done that" with their own sons with ADHD, "Raising Boys With ADHD" empowers parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond. The book covers topics not often found in other parenting guides such as the preschool years and early diagnosis and strategies for teens transitioning to work and college. Filled with practical knowledge, resources, and tools needed to help parents address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD, this book provides parents with encouragement and hope for the future.

Overcoming ADHD Without Medication

Author: Association for Youth Children and Natural Psychology
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781449902872
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What is ADHD and what are the symptoms? What can parents do to help children overcome ADHD? Can this be accomplished without medication? A Complete ADHD book. What drugs are being used for ADHD and are they effective? What are the side effects and are they serious? What can educators do to help children with ADHD to be successful. What about childhood depression? Can anything be done to help children naturally? These and many more questions are answered in this concise and practical book. It assists parents and teachers to help children to succeed. It also has valuable information for professionals such as pediatricians and psychologists. There is much that parents can do to help children overcome ADHD symptoms, and medication rarely provides a permanent solution. Through practical measures and lifestyle changes, parents can help children be successful. This book provides many additional resources, websites, books and organizations, that can help parents to help their children. It provides ideas for teachers, special education teachers and principals. * Illustrated * Recommended Reading * Extensive Bibliography * Index Six years of field work and research went into the production of this book and it is thorough and accurate, including the most recent educational and scientific information. The methods and ideas described here have been field-tested and do work. Sometimes the results are astounding, with rapid progress in a short period of time. This book represents the life work of many public school educators and other professionals who work daily with children who have special needs, and was developed by public school educators. * Did you know that, many children with ADHD are highly visually-oriented? As a result, they may respond to visual stimuli more than other children. Doing artwork can be stabilizing for many children and adults with ADHD. * Diet can make a difference. Cutting back on sugar and refined carbohydrates can positively affect the behavior and focus of some children. * Educational remediation is recommended before experimenting with medications. * Sleep disorders and child abuse can mistakenly be diagnosed for ADHD. * ADHD treated with stimulant drugs can sometimes result in symptoms of bipolar disorder. - Children need love and attention. - Children need good nutrition and a healthy breakfast daily. - Minimizing the time that a child spends watching TV and playing video games can yield positive results for many children. - "Green therapy," regular time outdoors, and with nature, is effective therapy for ADHD and childhood depression. ADHD and the Medical Model Many reputable child psychologists and child psychiatrists do not agree with the current, prevalent view of psychiatry based on the "medical model" of labeling and prescribing drugs. There are other models in mental health which more adequately and holistically describe the many interrelated factors of mental health, especially when touching on the mental health of children. __________________________________________ Reviews -----Practical measures and lifestyle changes with some additional resources that can help parents assist their children based on thorough and accurate research done on the subject. Lifestyle changes can help children succeed in both school and at home, even without medication. Very useful. EduMags Media. Education Online, Resource Guide and Information for Teachers, Lecturers and Students. -----You can find the solution How to Overcome ADHD Without Medication. Mom and Kids - Pregnancy and Parenting -----There is no doubt that after reading this book, any parent of a child or person suffering from ADHD will be well informed on all of the avenues of treatment. It's an easy read, it's well laid out, and based on research. I would definitely recommend this to my patients and anyone else who has or knows someone with ADHD. Maiysha Clairborne, MD

Smart but Scattered

Author: Peg Dawson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606238806
Format: PDF
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There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" 4- to 13-year-old might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial "executive skills"--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how. See also the authors' Smart but Scattered Teens and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, an academic planner for middle and high school students and related titles for professionals.

ADD ADHD Behavior Change Resource Kit

Author: Grad L. Flick, Ph.D.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780876281444
Format: PDF
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For teachers, counselors and parents, this comprehensive new resource is filled with up-to-date information and practical strategies to help kids with attention deficits learn to control and change their own behaviors and build the academic, social, and personal skills necessary for success in school and in life. The Kit first explains ADD/ADHD behavior, its biological bases and basic characteristics and describes procedures used for diagnosis and various treatment options. It then details a proven set of training exercises and programs in which teachers, counselors and parents work together to monitor and manage the child's behavior to achieve the desired results.

Teenagers with ADD and ADHD

Author: Chris A. Zeigler Dendy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781890627317
Format: PDF
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The newly updated and expanded guide to raising a teenager with an attention deficit disorder is more comprehensive than ever. Thousands more parents can rely on Dendys compassionately presented expertise based on the latest research and decades of her experience as a parent, teacher, school psychologist, and mental health counselor. Her book looks at key areas that make adolescencean already challenging time of lifepotentially more difficult for kids with ADD or ADHD: academics, dating, driving, socializing, and greater independence. 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 bolts guide has given parents hope and empowerment. Its chockfull of the latest data and proven strategies that can help manage the symptoms of ADD and ADHD at home and school. Praise for the previous edition: Finally, we have a book that deals exclusively with issues of ADD in the teenage years. I highly recommend it. Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., author of THE ADD HYPERACTIVITY WORKBOOK FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND KIDS and THE ADD HYPERACTIVITY HANDBOOK FOR SCHOOLS

What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew

Author: Dr. Sharon Saline
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525504370
Format: PDF
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A veteran psychologist presents a proven roadmap to help ADHD kids succeed in school and life You’ve read all the expert advice, but despite countless efforts to help your child cope better and stay on track, you’re still struggling with everyday issues like homework, chores, getting to soccer practice on time, and simply getting along without pushback and power struggles. What if you could work with your child, motivating and engaging them in the process, to create positive change once and for all? In this insightful and practical book, veteran psychologist Sharon Saline shares the words and inner struggles of children and teens living with ADHD—and a blueprint for achieving lasting success by working together. Based on more than 25 years of experience counseling young people and their families, Dr. Saline’s advice and real-world examples reveal how parents can shift the dynamic and truly help kids succeed. Topics include: * Setting mutual goals that foster cooperation * Easing academic struggles * Tackling everyday challenges, from tantrums and backtalk to staying organized, building friendships, and more. With useful exercises and easy-to-remember techniques, you’ll discover a variety of practical strategies that really work, creating positive change that will last a lifetime.

ADHD

Author: Michael I. Reiff
Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics
ISBN: 9781581104516
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers an overview on the disorder that includes updates about diagnosis, treatment options, school services, legislation, and methods for managing preschool and adolescent sufferers.