Can I tell you about ADHD?

A guide for friends, family and professionals
Author: Susan Yarney
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007084
Category: Psychology
Page: 64
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Meet Ben - a young boy with ADHD. Ben invites readers to learn about ADHD from his perspective. He helps children understand what it means to have ADHD and describes what it is and how it feels. Ben explains how he was diagnosed and what he has learnt about ways to relieve his ADHD symptoms, and how friends and adults can help at home and school. This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and professionals working with children with ADHD. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

Can I tell you about Autism?

A guide for friends, family and professionals
Author: Jude Welton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008293
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 64
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Meet Tom - a young boy with autism. Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and explaining the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine. Tom tells readers about all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him. This illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to increase understanding about autism, in the classroom or at home. It also includes clear, useful information for parents and professionals.

Can I tell you about Dyspraxia?

A guide for friends, family and professionals
Author: Maureen Boon
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008242
Category: Education
Page: 56
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Meet Marco - a boy with dyspraxia, which is sometimes called Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD). Marco invites readers to learn about dyspraxia from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and what it feels like when he sometimes struggles to control his movement and co-ordination. He talks about the challenges of having dyspraxia and lets readers know how he can be helped and supported. This illustrated book will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and professionals working with children with dyspraxia. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School

A Workbook for Classroom Support and Managing Transitions
Author: Joanne Steer,Kate Horstmann,Jason Edwards
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843106639
Category: Education
Page: 208
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This fun and interactive workbook is aimed at actively engaging young people with ADHD and supporting them as they negotiate the pitfalls of growing-up, and the transition to secondary or high school. Each chapter focuses on a different key issue affecting children with ADHD around the time of school transition.

Can I tell you about Down Syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals
Author: Elizabeth Elliott
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009044
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Meet David - a boy with Down syndrome. David invites readers to learn about Down syndrome from his perspective, helping them to understand what Down syndrome is and how it affects his daily life. He explains that he sometimes needs extra help at home and school and suggests ways that those around him can help him to feel supported. This illustrated book is ideal for young people aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers, social workers and other professionals working with children with Down syndrome. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals
Author: Ruth Fidler,Phil Christie
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 085700929X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 56
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Meet Issy – an 11-year-old girl with pathological demand avoidance syndrome (PDA), a condition on the autism spectrum. Issy invites readers to learn about PDA from her perspective, helping them to understand how simple, everyday demands can cause her great anxiety and stress. Issy tells readers about all the ways she can be helped and supported by those around her. This illustrated book is for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to increase understanding about PDA in the classroom or at home. It also includes practical tips and recommended resources for parents and professionals.

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD


Author: John F. Taylor
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575426315
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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What are ADHD? What does it mean to have ADHD? How can kids diagnosed with ADHD help themselves succeed in school, get along better at home, and form healthy, enjoyable relationships with peers? In kid-friendly language and a format that welcomes reluctant and easily distracted readers, this book helps kids know they’re not alone and offers practical strategies for taking care of oneself, modifying behavior, enjoying school, having fun, and dealing with doctors, counselors, and medication. Includes real-life scenarios, quizzes, and a special message for parents.

Ich bin Autistin - aber ich zeige es nicht. Leben mit dem Asperger-Syndrom


Author: Liane Holliday Willey
Publisher: Verlag Rad und Soziales
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 202
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Einfach ein großartiges Buch: Die Tochter erhält die Diagnose Asperger und die Mutter erkennt sich - endlich - in dieser Diagnose wieder. Sie beschreibt im Rückblick ihre Lebensgeschichte und reflektiert es nun in Kenntnis der Asperger-Diagnose. Ernst, lustig und voller Anekdoten. Dabei immer spannend, denn man wartet darauf, wie der nächste Lebensabschnitt bis zur Hochschullehrerin mit drei Kindern verlaufen wird - und welchen Anteil das Asperger-Syndrom dabei hat. Ein Extrakapitel widmet sie den Ereignissen, als Asperger-Autistin Kinder zu haben. Sehr offen, in klaren Worten und schnörkellos beschrieben - und dabei doch sehr ins Detail gehend. Sie beschreibt Gefühle intensiver, als so mancher Mensch ohne Asperger. Sie muss die Gefühle für sich genau beschreiben, um sie zu verstehen. "Auch wenn es 38 Jahre lang gedauert hat - ich kann gar nicht deutlich genug sagen, was für eine Erleichterung es war, mich endlich selbst zu finden!" Ein gelungenes Ende findet das Buch mit zahlreichen Checklisten für alle Lebensbereiche. Hier gibt Liane H. Willey viele wichtige Hinweise, worauf man als Asperger-Autist achten sollte (bei der Ausbildung, der Arbeit, in Beziehungen etc.). Mit einem sehr persönlichen Vorwort von Tony Attwood Das Buch: „Meine Tochter hat Asperger!" Liane Willey hatte von dieser Krankheit noch nie gehört, und nun erfährt sie: Unter Asperger oder „High-function-Autismus" leiden viele Menschen, ohne es zu wissen - „besondere" Menschen, die zu zurückgezogenem oder egozentrischem Verhalten neigen, die oft hoch begabt sind, aber an Selbstwertproblemen, Überempfindlichkeit, Unsicherheit, Verzweiflung leiden. Sie fühlen sich mitunter wie „Ausländer im eigenen Land" oder wie „Außerirdische, die auf einem falschen Planeten gelandet sind". Die Diagnose ihrer Tochter verändert ihr Leben, denn Liane Willey begreift, dass sie seit Jahrzehnten mit den gleichen Symptomen zu kämpfen hatte: „Ich kann die Erleichterung nicht ausdrücken, die ich empfand, als ich schließlich realisierte, dass meine Tochter und ich nicht an einer Geisteskrankheit oder einer gespaltenen Persönlichkeit litten oder etwas Ähnlichem. Wir haben Asperger. Damit können wir leben! Wir können unsere Ziele und Träume erreichen, und wir können unser Leben weiterführen - mit Optimismus und Hoffnung. Wie aufregend die Erkenntnis, dass ich ganz einfach Dinge anders sehe, anders auffasse, anders empfange als andere und dass das so in Ordnung ist. Es ist meine Normalität." Liane Willey erzählt ihre Lebensgeschichte von der frühen Kindheit über die Schul- und Collegezeit bis zum Leben als Berufstätige und Mutter von drei Kindern. Sie macht deutlich, wie die Welt von einer „Aspie" erlebt wird - von den Strategien, mit denen es ihr gelang, ihren eigenen Weg zu finden, aber auch von dem oft erheblichen Leidensdruck, der damit einherging. In einem Anhang folgen praktische Hinweise „von immenser Präzision, was die Vorschläge (und Erfahrungen) angeht, im Alltag Probleme zu bewältigen, die sich einem Menschen mit Asperger-Autismus stellen" (Ulrich Rabenschlag). Ein persönliches Buch, das die Menschen, die Asperger haben - einer großen europäischen Studie zufolge in Deutschland pro Jahrgang ca. 5000 Menschen -, in ihrer Besonderheit versteht und ihnen Achtung und Sympathie entgegenbringt. Ein spannender Fallbericht nicht nur für Betroffene, sondern auch für Eltern, Erzieher, Lehrer, Psychologen und Ärzte.

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD


Author: Russell A. Barkley
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606237113
Category: Psychology
Page: 294
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For adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions can make daily life an uphill battle. Fortunately, effective help is out there. No one is a better guide to how to get the best care—and what sufferers can do for themselves—than renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their harmful impact. Readers get hands-on self-assessment tools and skills-building exercises, plus clear answers to frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments. Specific techniques are presented for overcoming challenges in critical areas where people with the disorder often struggle—work, finances, relationships, and more. Finally, an authoritative one-stop resource for adults with ADHD who are ready to take back their lives. See also Dr. Barkley's bestselling resource on childhood ADHD, Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents.

Learning Disabilities and ADHD

A Family Guide to Living and Learning Together
Author: Betty B. Osman
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471155102
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 228
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"Practical strategies and useful advice delivered with clarity and empathy by a respected expert in the field of learning disabilities." —Nancy Samalin, author of Loving Each One Best and Loving Your Child Is Not Enough. "A wonderful glance into the world of learning disabilities and ADHD. Highly informative, addressing social and behavioral issues with sensitivity and compassion." —Anne Ford, Chairman of the Board, National Center for Learning Disabilities. In this reassuring book, noted psychologist Betty B. Osman offers expert guidance and insight to help you help your child. Her unique approach addresses not only school issues, but also focuses on social interactions with peers and family. A completely revised and expanded edition of the classic Learning Disabilities: A Family Affair, this guide provides vital information on: Early signs and symptoms of learning disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The latest advances in educational, medical, and psychological treatments—including drug and behavior therapies How learning problems affect the whole family. Helping your child prosper—both in and out of school.

Taming Your Child's Temper Tantrums (Harvard Medical School Guide)


Author: Victoria Rogers McEvoy MD,Karen Weintraub
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795332882
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 50
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We’ve all been there, watching a child throw himself to the floor or scream loud and long enough to wake the dead. If you were lucky, the child was someone else’s. If not, you probably wondered what you did to deserve such a terrible child, or what your child did to deserve such a terrible parent. In Taming Your Child's Temper Tantrums, Dr. Victoria McEvoy explains that tantrums are a totally normal—though unfortunate—part of early childhood. Most of the time the behavior is mercifully short-lived. McEvoy helps parents see the tantrum from the child’s perspective, offers suggestions for dealing with them, and advice on when to seek professional help. Among her tips: Many tantrums can be headed off before they begin, by meeting your child’s need for food, sleep, exercise, attention and control. Don’t over-react to early tantrums. If your child learns that you’ll cave at the first scream, you’re setting yourself up for many more unpleasant afternoons. Be on the lookout for things you may be doing to encourage your child’s tantrums. Remember, she is the one throwing the fit, but you’ve set the stage she’s throwing it on. If tantrums continue beyond the third year, get worse, or seem to be unprovoked, it’s time to redouble your detective work. With the help of family, friends and professionals you can figure out what’s going on with your child. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Victoria Rogers McEvoy is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Pediatrician on the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the Medical Director and Chief of Pediatrics of Mass General West Medical Group. Her column “The Exam Room” appeared in the Boston Globe for several years, she wrote a blog in the Health section of Gather.com, and her book, The 24/7 Baby Doctor: A Harvard Pediatrician Answers All Your Questions from Birth to One Year, was published in 2010. Karen Weintraub is a longtime medical journalist who was on staff at the Boston Globe and has also written for USA Today, BBC and other outlets. She has written two other Harvard Health Publications books: The Autism Revolution with Dr. Martha Herbert was published by Ballantine Books in 2012, and Fast Minds about adult ADHD with Drs. Craig Surman and Timothy Bilkey, Berkley Books in 2013.

Adult ADD

A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
Author: Stephanie Moulton Sarkis
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608822737
Category: Self-Help
Page: 168
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You've just been diagnosed with ADD. Now what? After receiving a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder (ADD), you may feel relieved to finally have an explanation for your symptoms, but also concerned and full of questions about the future. Questions like: What are the best ways to get symptoms—such as impulsiveness and difficulty with time management—under control? Should you tell people at work? And, wait a minute, there can be good things about having ADD? In Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, an ADD specialist who has the disorder herself answers these questions and offers all the tools and information you need to process the diagnosis, learn about medications, and decide which treatments are the best options for you. This pocket guide also features a complete list of resources you can use to find support and tips for getting organized and living well with ADD.

Why Do You Do That?

A Book about Tourette Syndrome for Children and Young People
Author: Uttom Chowdhury,Mary Robertson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424915
Category: Education
Page: 96
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Written specifically for siblings of children with Tourette Syndrome (TS), Why Do You Do That? is an age-appropriate source of information for children and adolescents aged 8 to 16. Uttom Chowdhury and Mary Robertson describe tics and Tourette's in clear, child-friendly terms and provide a simple explanation of the biological causes. Other chapters focus on living with someone who has TS, associated features such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and aggression, and what siblings can do to help. The authors also offer practical tips on how to deal with issues such as problems at school and bullying. This book will prove invaluable for brothers and sisters of children with TS, as well as parents and other family members.

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome


Author: Tony Attwood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843104954
Category: Psychology
Page: 397
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A guide to Asperger's syndrome describes what it is and how it is diagnosed, along with information on such topics as bullying, emotions, language, movement, cognitive ability, and long-term relationships.

The Educator's Guide to Medical Issues in the Classroom


Author: Frank M. Kline,Larry B. Silver,Steven C. Russell
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557664853
Category: Education
Page: 280
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Your students can have a wide range of medical issues--from asthma and ADHD to diabetes and depression. This easy-to-read reference gives you all the information you need on how your students' medical conditions and treatments directly affect their classroom behavior and learning ability. You'll get critical research--including the DSM-IV and IDEA 1997 guidelines--and strategies for creating successful learning environments, such as physically modifying your classrooms to accommodate special needs, communicating with medical professionals to share insight on your students' conditions, and collaborating with students' families. With its mini-drug reference and extensive lists of contacts and resources, you'll use this indispensable guide year after year!

Wie ich die Dinge geregelt kriege

Selbstmanagement für den Alltag
Author: David Allen
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492972314
Category: Self-Help
Page: 432
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Eigentlich sollte man längst bei einem Termin sein, doch dann klingelt das Handy und das E-Mail-Postfach quillt auch schon wieder über. Für Sport und Erholung bleibt immer weniger Zeit und am Ende resigniert man ausgebrannt, unproduktiv und völlig gestresst. Doch das muss nicht sein. Denn je entspannter wir sind, desto kreativer und produktiver werden wir. Mit David Allens einfacher und anwendungsorientierter Methode wird beides wieder möglich: effizient zu arbeiten und die Freude am Leben zurückzugewinnen.