The Hyperactive Child Book: Treating, Educating & Living With An Adhd Child - Strategies That Really Work, From An Award-Winning Team Of Experts

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 1994 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
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Every parent of a child with ADHD (Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder) needs to know: How can I help my child, myself and my whole family not only cope but thrive?

The Hyperactive Child Book has the answers. Hailed by Child magazine as one of the ten best parenting books of 1993, this is the only book that offers the invaluable advice of an entire team of experts--a monther and the pediatrician and child psychologist she turned to when her son was diagnosed with ADHD--on every aspect of raising a hyperactive child, including:

Why it is essential to have your child evaluated by an expert diagnostic team--and how to go about finding more
How to be sure your child is receiving the best possible medical care
How to be your child's adocate in the school bureaucracy
How to help your child acquire the specific study skills that will help him or her learn most effectively
How to deal with day-to-day issues from homework to housework to relationships with siblings and peers

Detailed compassionate and endlessly useful, here at last is a book that goes beyond the myths and fads about hyperactivity to help your entire family live happily with an ADHD child.

 

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Contents

Exactly What Is Attention DeficitHyperactivity Disorder?
3
What Causes ADHD or Is It My Fault?
20
Who Should Evaluate Your Child? Working with Professionals
33
The Use of Ritalin and Other Medications in the Treatment of ADHD
49
Living With ADHD in the Home
61
Organizing the Environment
63
Discipline There Is a Difference
80
Siblings and Family and Friends
103
ADHD Young Adults
189
Outcome What Happens to Our ADHD Children When They Grow Up?
191
Just For Parents
203
Parental Survival How to Relieve Stress
205
Notes
219
References
225
Appendixes
233
Conners Rating Scales
235

How To Advocate For Your Child
117
Dealing with the Schools
119
The IEP What Every Parent Should Know
135
Learning Disability and Hyperactivity Uncertain Connections
149
ADHD Teens
171
Adolescence and Early Adulthood
173
U S Department of EducationADP Policy Clarification
239
ADHD Clinics
243
Colleges with Learning Disorder Services
247
Parent Support Associations for ADHD
263
Index
269
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About the author (1994)

In Miami Beach Patricia Kennedy explores the resort town's heritage, from its sandy beaches to its vibrant nightlife. This diverse collection of early photographs and vintage postcards illustrates the people, the events, and the everyday scenes that make up Miami Beach's story.

Leif Terdal: Leif is a lifelong boater. He fished commercially for salmon off the Oregon and Washington coast for 14 years and published, Fishing Beyond the Buoys, as well as Small Boat Cruising to Alaska. As owner and operator of a salmon troller, he has crossed the Columbia River bar and the Garibaldi bar over 700 times. He remains interested in safety at sea and conservation efforts to preserve habitat for salmon and all wildlife. He retired from the Oregon Health Sciences University after 30 years as a clinical psychologist. Upon his retirement, he named his new boat Second Effort, as a metaphor for his new phase of exploration.

John Keiter: John was born in Portland, Oregon and has had a love for the ocean all his life. He is a teacher and educational researcher. Learning about boats and the ocean has led him to desire that individuals come to know more about boat safety.

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