ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know

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American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011 - Education - 336 pages
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Based on the American Academy of Pediatrics' current clinical practice guidelines for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this updated guide offers parents balanced, reassuring, and authoritative information on this challenging and often misunderstood condition. Written in clear, accessible language, the new edition features the latest information on ADHD medications and offers expanded sections on preschoolers and adolescents. A new chapter on advocacy, updates on special education services and laws, and the role of the medical home are also included. Among the common questions examined are How is ADHD diagnosed? What are today's best treatment options? and Will my child outgrow ADHD? The reference also addresses what schools can do to support children with the condition and offers ADHD management strategies that balance the roles of behavior therapy, medications, and parenting techniques.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes award-winning books for parents and essential clinical and practice management titles.

Michael Reiff, MD, FAAP, is an associate professor of pediatrics and family medicine at the University of Minnesota, where he is the director of the Autism Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic. He has written and spoken nationally and internationally on ADHD and autism spectrum disorders and served on the Executive Committee of the Section on Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. He is presently the editor of Developmental and Behavioral News, the AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics newsletter, and a member of the AAP ADHD guidelines committee.