An ADHD primer

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Allyn and Bacon, 2001 - Education - 178 pages
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This book summarizes what is known about Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in terms of current diagnostic criteria, causal theories, assessment methods, and traditional and nontraditional treatment approaches. Weyandt's book is packed with practical, useful, and current scientific information about ADHD. Not only does this text make a complex area understandable, An ADHD Primer does so in a user-friendly manner with handouts, checklists, teaching strategies, and numerous websites that help the reader become even more knowledgeable about the disorder. For anyone interested in learning more about ADHD.

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Contents

ADHDHow Is It Treated? Medication and Altemative
5
Prevalence of ADHD
6
Gender Information
17
ADHDWhat Causes It?
23
Neurochemical Factors
26
Integration of Research Findings
32
Parent Interview
38
Teacher Interview
44
Medical Evaluation
53
HomeBased Interventions
82
Summary
88
Altemative Approaches
100
References
147
Index
168
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About the author (2001)

Dr. Weyandt is a Distinguished Professor of psychology at Central Washington University. She is regarded as a leading researcher in the field of ADHD, with a particular emphasis on executive functions and ADHD in college students. She has published her work in empirical journals and presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Weyandt is the author of "The Physiological Bases of Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders "and serves on the editorial board for "Developmental Neuropsychology," "Journal of Attention Disorders," and "The ADHD Report.