Your Struggling Child: A Guide to Diagnosing, Understanding, and Advocating for Your Child with Learning, Behavior, or Emotional Problems

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Harper Collins, Aug 2, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 336 pages
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Here is a practical, compassionate book parents can turn to when they first recognize that their child has a "problem" –– but aren't sure what it is or where to seek help.

At this very moment, millions of children across the U.S. are falling behind in school, acting out impulsively at home, having problems making friends, suffering dramatic mood swings, and more. Their parents are frustrated and afraid, aware that something's wrong, but not sure where to turn for help or how to cope with their child's behavior. "Is it a learning disorder, ADHD, anxiety disorder, or some combination?" they wonder. "Are these moods and behaviors normal or abnormal? Will my child outgrow them?"

This book by a noted neuropsychologist explains the different and overlapping symptoms of learning, mood, and behavior disorders and guides parents in getting the right diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Newby demystifies the process and empowers parents. Step by step, he explains:

––How to observe and chart your child's behavior––a critical diagnostic tool

––What to expect during the evaluation and treatment process

––How to partner with medical and school professionals to assist your child and what to do when conflicts arise

Clear and comprehensive, this supportive guide will be every parent's first line of defense in helping a troubled child.


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Notes Checklists and
How to Work with Your Childs School
Teaming Up
What You and Your Child Can Expect
Thinking Academics
Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Rarer Complicating and Controversial Diagnoses
For More Information Appendix B Helpful Organizations and Associations 249

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Robert Newby, Ph.D. is currently Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, and formerly co-director of the Neuropsychology Clinic at the Medical College of Wisconsin, one of the leading such clinics in the country. He has conducted more than 3,000 neuropsychological evaluations of children. He lives with his family in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.

Lynn Sonberg has authored several bestselling nutrition counters, including The Complete Nutrition Counter and The Quick and Easy Fat Gram Counter, as well as a comprehensive reference, The Health Nutrient Bible: The Complete Encyclopedia of Food As Medicine. As a book producer, she specializes in developing books that deal with nutrition and complementary approaches to health problems. She lives with her family in Manhattan and Sag Harbor, New York.

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