ADHD - Living without Brakes
This concise and highly accessible book contains everything that parents and busy professionals need to know about ADHD. The author describes the spectrum of ADHD, the co-occurring symptoms, and common difficulties that parents face. The rest of the book focuses on solutions, based around four rules. Rule number one is keeping it positive: punishments can change behavior, but only positive approaches can improve attitude. Rule number two is keeping it calm: it's difficult thinking clearly enough to solve problems logically if you are feeling overwhelmed. Rule number three is keeping it organized: this rule relates particularly to the child's school life. Rule number four is to keep doing rules one to three..Finally, Dr. Kutscher discusses the role of medication for treating ADHD. The concluding chapter summarizes the information covered and can also be read as a complete, freestanding text. Useful checklists and further reading recommendations are also included. Realistic and optimistic, this book is the ideal source of information and advice for parents and professionals who are trying to keep up with children who are living without brakes.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Appendix 1 Behavioral Checklist
Appendix 2 Childhood Index of Executive Functions ChIEF
Appendix 3 Further Reading Books and Internet Resources
About the Author
About the Illustrator
Other editions - View all
ability activity actually ADHD child ADHD children ADHD kids ADHD patients ADHDers adults antidepressant anxiety Asperger’s syndrome assignment pad Attention Deficit Barkley behavior bipolar depression bipolar disorder brain brakes brightest light CAPD Chapter child with ADHD child’s children with ADHD clonidine co-occurring diagnosis of ADHD discussion disorder disorganized distracted doesn’t dysgraphia emotional executive dysfunction executive function foresight frontal lobes frustration future goal going guanfacine homework hyperactivity impulsivity inattention inhibit issues Johnny Keep it calm Keep it positive kids with ADHD learning disability meltdown methylphenidate never norepinephrine oooo Oppositional defiant disorder organizational overreacting overwhelmed Patricia Quinn poor Problem Solving punishment Remember risperidone Ritalin Russell Barkley screaming self-control self-talk Sheetrock side effects skills stay Stimulant medications stop Strattera stressed surrogate frontal lobes symptoms tasks teach teacher things tics tion Tourette’s trouble typical children usually videogames