Attention Difference Disorder: How to Turn Your ADHD Child Or Teen's Differences Into Strengths in 7 Simple Steps

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Morgan James Publishing, Jun 1, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 227 pages
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Parents of kids and teens with ADD or ADHD often struggle with the myths and stigma surrounding their child's condition. This can often lead to parental guilt and shame. In Attention Difference Disorder, Dr. Handelman combines his clinical and scientific background with a positive, strength based approach to bring you 7 simple steps to succeed with ADD.
Dr. Handelman shares that there is not always a deficit in attention with ADD, rather there are differences. As he writes: " One of the themes of this book is to take your child's deficits and turn them into differences, and then turn those differences into strengths."
In this concise, easy to read and thorough book, you'll begin to see ADD in a completely different light. The science is combined with a practical and easy to implement approach, where the 7 steps help parents navigate the different treatments needed to help their children succeed. The 7 steps include strategies for home, school, medications as well as one of the most thorough reviews of the science behind the Alternative Treatments for ADD yet published.
Attention Difference Disorder helps parents to understand their "Parent's ADD Journey", and address whether ADD can be a gift and provides a 6 step plan to help you to unwrap the gifts in ADD.

 

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Contents

Whats The Difference?
1
The Parents ADD Journey
11
Step 1 Education about ADD
15
Step 2 Ensuring a Proper Assessment and Diagnosis of ADD
37
Step 3 Parenting Strategies for ADD
51
Step 4 School and Academic Strategies for ADD
81
Step 5 Medication Treatment for ADD
111
Step 6 Alternative Treatments for ADD
143
Step 7 Treatment Integration
181
Is ADD a Gift?
205
What to Do Now?
215
Index
219
Claim Your Free Audio Training and Membership
227
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Dr. Kenny Handelman is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist who is an expert in ADHD. He is board certified in the USA and Canada. He is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario. He teaches other doctors, residents and medical students, as well as parents, educators and kids/teens about ADHD. He speaks internationally about ADHD, and does clinical research in ADHD. He is often interviewed for TV and Radio about ADHD. He writes a widely read ADHD blog, getting over 500,000 visitors per year. Dr. Handelman's strength based approach to ADHD is very well received by parents of kids and teens, as it provides a practical approach, which includes specifics on how to achieve success.
Author resides in Ontario, Canada

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