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 Anxiety?


Author: Lucy Willetts,Polly Waite
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781306958813
Category:
Page: 58
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Megan invites readers to learn about anxiety from her perspective, helping them to understand why she sometimes feels anxious and how this affects her physically and emotionally. She talks about techniques she has learnt to help manage her anxiety, and tells family, friends and teachers how they can support someone who suffers from anxiety.

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.

Can I Tell You about Asperger Syndrome?

A Guide for Friends and Family
Author: Jude Welton,Jane Telford,Elizabeth Newson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843102064
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 48
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Introducing Adam, who has Asperger syndrome -- Reading feelings -- Tones of voice -- Playing with others -- Loud noises -- Confusing groups -- Unexpected change -- Motor skills -- Special interests -- What is Asperger syndrome? -- How to help -- How teachers can help.

Can I tell you about Gender Diversity?

A guide for friends, family and professionals
Author: CJ Atkinson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503673
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 56
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Meet Kit - a 12 year old undergoing medical transition - as he talks about gender and the different ways it can be explored. He explains what it is like to transition and how his friends, family and teachers can help through talking, listening and being proactive. With illustrations throughout, this is an ideal way to start conversations about gender diversity in the classroom or at home and suitable for those working in professional services and settings. The book also includes a useful list of recommended reading, organisations and websites for further information and support.

Can I tell you about Dyslexia?

A guide for friends, family and professionals
Author: Alan M. Hultquist
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008102
Category: Education
Page: 56
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Meet Zoe - a young girl with dyslexia. Zoe invites readers to learn about dyslexia from her perspective. She helps readers to understand the challenges faced by a child with dyslexia, explaining what dyslexia is and how it affects her at home and at school. Zoe describes exactly why she finds reading, writing and words so difficult, and how other people can help her in these areas. This illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to start a discussion about dyslexia, in the classroom or at home.

Can I Tell You about Cerebral Palsy?

A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
Author: Marion Stanton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
ISBN: 9781849054645
Category: Education
Page: 62
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A girl with cerebral palsy named Sophie introduces readers to her disease, what it is like to suffer from it, and the support that she receives so that she can live a full, happy life.

Can I Tell You about Selective Mutism?

A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
Author: Maggie Johnson,Alison Wintgens
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849052891
Category: Medical
Page: 56
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Discusses selective mutism, explaining how those suffering from the disorder experience intense fear and panic in social situations, and offers suggestions for how parents and educators can help those afflicted.

Can I tell you about Tourette Syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals
Author: Mal Leicester
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008064
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 56
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Meet Max - a boy with Tourette syndrome (TS). Max invites readers to learn about Tourette's from his perspective, helping them to understand what tics and triggers are and what it feels like to have TS. He explains how living with TS can sometimes be difficult, and how people around him can help him to feel happy and accepted. This illustrated book is ideal for young people aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and other professionals working with children with TS. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

Can I Tell You about OCD?

A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
Author: Amita Jassi
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
ISBN: 9781849053815
Category: Psychology
Page: 47
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Introducing Katie, who has OCD - Obsessions - Compulsions - Avoidance - How I was diagnosed - Why have I got OCD? - How OCD affects school - How OCD affects home - How OCD affects friendships - Treatments for OCD - How family and friends can help - How I can be helped at school.

Parenting Your Child with ADHD

A No-Nonsense Guide for Nurturing Self-Reliance and Cooperation
Author: Craig Wiener
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608823989
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 200
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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.

The Science of ADHD

A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Author: Chris Chandler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405162341
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 333
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"Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a long-term disorder affecting many children and adults. It is also a highly controversial psychiatric disorder; in its cause, its diagnosis, and the effect of diagnosis on the patient. This controversy is exacerbated by the commonly recommended treatment for the condition - Ritalin. The Science of ADHD addresses the scientific status of ADHD in an informed and accessible way, without recourse to emotional or biased viewpoints. The very latest studies are used to present a reasoned account of ADHD and its treatment. The Science of ADHD is highly multidisciplinary, covering the areas of genetics, neuroscience, psychology and treatment. The ever increasing scientific evidence is described and discussed, informing the reader of the limitations of the science, but also the benefits that scientific enquiry can bring to understanding what goes on in the ADHD brain"--Provided by publisher.

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.

Teenagers with ADD and ADHD

A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Author: Chris A. Zeigler Dendy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781890627317
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 415
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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

All About ADHD

A Family Resource for Helping Your Child Succeed with ADHD
Author: Thomas Phelan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492637874
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
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By the author of the bestselling parent book 1-2-3 Magic For the estimated 20 million Americans with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder comes the third edition of All About ADHD by Dr. Thomas W. Phelan, an internationally renowned expert and lecturer on child discipline and ADHD. Completely updated with the latest research and treatment information, All About ADHD is a comprehensive guide to ADHD's symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment in children and adults, including information such as: · The basic symptoms of ADHD and their effects on school, work, home, and personal relationships · The differences in ADHD between boys and girls · Counseling, school interventions, behavior management, and social skills training Written in easy-to-understand language and with a positive, treatment-focused approach, All About ADHD is a must-have resource for parents, teachers, physicians, and mental health professionals.

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.

ADHD & Teens

A Parent's Guide to Making it through the Tough Years
Author: Colleen Alexander-Roberts
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 1461625319
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 208
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ADHD and Teens is a manual of practical advice to help parents cope with the problems that can arise during these years. A crash course is offered on parenting styles that really work with teens with ADHD and how these styles allow the teen to safely move from dependence to independence.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment for Health and Mental Health Professionals
Author: Larry B. Silver
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585627257
Category: Medical
Page: 262
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This new edition of Dr. Larry Silver's groundbreaking clinical book incorporates recent research findings on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), covering the latest information on diagnosis, associated disorders, and treatment, as well as ADHD in adults. Providing a broad overview of the continuum of neurobiologically based conditions, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder thoroughly reviews disorders often found to be comorbid with ADHD, including specific learning disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, anger regulation problems, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and tic disorders. Dr. Silver emphasizes that ADHD is a life disability that affects not only school performance but also family life, peer interactions, and successful participation in sports and other activities. For about half of the individuals with this disorder, it is also a lifetime disability -- thus, interventions must be considered for each phase of life. Addressing day-to-day management issues faced by physicians and mental health professionals who see patients with ADHD, this guidebook discusses such practical concerns as how to make a differential diagnosis, work with children and families in a multimodal treatment setting, manage a medication regimen, and explain ADHD to parents. Covering ways to work with the school system as well as new and controversial therapies, this up-to-the-minute book is essential reading for all who care for individuals with ADHD.

Raising Boys With ADHD

Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons
Author: Mary Anne Richey,James Forgan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1593639767
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 275
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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.