Adhd 101: A Guidebook for Parents

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AuthorHouse, Feb 23, 2007 - Social Science - 136 pages
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ADHD 101 provides parents and educators with practical tips drawn from a combined fifty years of professional practice aimed at helping children and adolescents with this disability better perform in their daily lives.  Each chapter of this useful book is geared toward offering pragmatic strategies that are designed to help both the youngsters manifesting ADHD and their families.  In ADHD 101 readers will find suggestions on how to select a counselor.  Pages are dedicated to the important subject of preparing for important school meetings & staffings. Another section of ADHD 101 is dedicated to coping with the stress that a child with attenional needs can create.  In another chapter readers can discover ways to handle the conflict that can result within a family struggling to meet the needs of a child with ADHD as well as those of the entire family.  Other topics in this valuable book include disciplinary approaches, resources, further readings, legal rights, and tips on how to win friends and influence people within the school setting.  All in all, ADHD 101 is a book that combines a solid research base with practicality drawn form the professional and personal experiences of its authors.  ADHD 101 is a book that should find space on the personal bookshelf of any parent or educator interested and involved in this pressing subject.

ADHD 101 provides parents and educators with practical tips drawn from a combined fifty years of professional practice aimed at helping children and adolescents with this disability better perform in their daily lives.  Each chapter of this useful book is geared toward offering pragmatic strategies that are designed to help both the youngsters manifesting ADHD and their families.  In ADHD 101 readers will find suggestions on how to select a counselor.  Pages are dedicated to the important subject of preparing for important school meetings & staffings. Another section of ADHD 101 is dedicated to coping with the stress that a child with attenional needs can create.  In another chapter readers can discover ways to handle the conflict that can result within a family struggling to meet the needs of a child with ADHD as well as those of the entire family.  Other topics in this valuable book include disciplinary approaches, resources, further readings, legal rights, and tips on how to win friends and influence people within the school setting.  All in all, ADHD 101 is a book that combines a solid research base with practicality drawn form the professional and personal experiences of its authors.  ADHD 101 is a book that should find space on the personal bookshelf of any parent or educator interested and involved in this pressing subject.

 

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About the author (2007)

Both Derek Harkema and Greg M. Romaneck have been working with children, adolescents, and families for many decades.  In those years both of these professionals have dedicated many hours to the task of helping youngsters with ADHD and their families to better cope with the needs that are manifest within this condition.  In addition, both Mr. Harkema & Mr. Romaneck have had direct familial experience with the nature of ADHD.  Professionally, Derek Harkema has worked as a clinical social worker, therapist, advocate, and consultant in a broad range of therapeutic domains.  Mr. Romaneck has served as a professional educator with extensive experience as a special education teacher, supervisor, and director.  At present Mr. Harkema is working as a private consultant and therapist in Seattle, Washington.  Mr. Romaneck is serving as the Director of Human Resources for the Batavia School District #101 in Batavia, IL.  While this is the first formal publication the authors have undertaken together it is far from their first collaboration.  In addition, Mr. Harkema has conducted training sessions not only on ADHD but many other therapeutic topics in venues such as correctional institutions, universities, educational institutions, and many other related fields.  Mr. Romaneck is an avid writer who has published over 170 articles, seven books, and over 1200 children’s book reviews.  In his spare time Mr. Harkema enjoys racecars, the out of doors, travel, and Internet commerce.  Mr. Romaneck takes time to go on wilderness backpacking excursions, cross country bicycling, reading, writing, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends.

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