Making the System Work for Your Child with ADHD

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Guilford Press, 2004 - Psychology - 284 pages
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Even for parents who "do everything right," the road to successful management of ADHD is seldom smooth. Now leading child psychiatrist Dr. Peter Jensen guides parents over the rough patches and around the hairpin curves in this empowering, highly informative book. Readers learn the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of making the system work-getting their money's worth from the healthcare system, cutting through red tape at school, and making the most of fleeting time with doctors and therapists. Dr. Jensen interweaves the combined wisdom of over 80 parents with his own insights as an expert practitioner and the father of a child with ADHD. Packed with planning tips, resources, moral support, and problem-solving strategies that get results, this is a book that savvy parents will turn to again and again.
  

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Jensen (child psychiatry, Columbia Univ.) aims to help parents solve problems encountered when dealing with the professionals who work with children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD ... Read full review

Contents

Why Its So Hard to Get the Help
3
Two Principles of Action for the Expert Parent
16
How to Use Your Knowledge
30
Essential Tools and Resources
54
Part II
83
Six Getting the Best from Your Childs Education
131
Seven Getting the Best Out of Your Home and Family Life
167
Eight Getting the Best from All the Rest
199
Appendix A Sample Section 504ADA Accommodation Plan
229
Appendix B ParentAdvocacy Organizations and Resources You Need
236
LegalAdvocacy Resources You Need to Know About
242
Appendix G Table of Psychiatric Disorders Symptoms
255
Using Behavioral Strategies to Help Your Child Improve
267
Index
275
About the Author
284
Copyright

Nine Looking Ahead
220

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About the author (2004)

Peter S. Jensen, MD, is Director of the Center for the Advancement of Children's Mental Health and Ruane Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Previously, he was Associate Director of Child and Adolescent Research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), where he was the lead NIMH investigator on a major study of the treatment of ADHD. He is the author or editor of numerous scientific articles and books; has received prestigious national awards for his research, writing, and teaching; and serves on the board of directors of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), among other organizations. This book is the first in a new series edited by Dr. Jensen, "Making the System Work for Your Child."

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