Teenagers with ADD and ADHD A guide for parents and professionals

Chris A. Zeigler Dendy

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Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House 2006.
2nd ed
Physical Description
xiv, 415 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main Author
Chris A. Zeigler Dendy (-)
  • 1. What is attention deficit disorder?
  • 2. Causes : understanding ADD/ADHD and the brain
  • 3. Diagnosis of ADD or ADHD
  • 4. Moving behind guilt, anger, and fear to optimism!
  • 5. Treatment of ADD and ADHD in adolescents
  • 6. The medication dilemma : should your teen take medicine?
  • 7. Attention disorders and coexisting conditions
  • 8. Raising a healthy, well-adjusted teenager
  • 9. Common behaviors of teenagers with ADD or ADHD
  • 10. When teenagers continue to struggle
  • 11. The parent's role in eliminating academic agony
  • 12. Working on the home front
  • 13. Success, not just survival, in school
  • 14. Legal leverage for pursuing academic success
  • 15. After high school...what next?
  • 16. Parents have permission to take charge
  • 17. Words of wisdom from the kids
  • Appendix 1. Medication rating scale
  • Appendix 2. Sample contract
  • Appendix 3. The ABCs of ADD/ADHD : impact on school performance
  • Appendix 4. Sample medical report
  • Appendix 5. Developing and implementing effective IEPs
  • Appendix 6. OHI school eligibility report.
Review by Library Journal Review

Mental health professional Dendy, a mother of three kids with ADD/ADHD, knows the challenges that parents of children with attention deficits face when the teen years roll around. In this updated and expanded second edition (the first was published in 1995), she shares a lot of tips, insights, and support from other parents, lending a realistic feel to the information. Included are in-depth discussions of ADD/ADHD, diagnosis and testing, medication, and coexisting conditions, as well as advice on discipline, academics, home life, and helping the rest of the family deal with ADD/ADHD. Dendy supplies many forms and other self-evaluation tools that families can use to determine a child's strengths and weaknesses, to assess effectiveness of medication, and to establish a basis for working with school personnel. A comprehensive resource guide rounds out the 17 chapters and six appendixes. This extremely comprehensive edition, full of the latest professional research, is a valuable resource to which parents will refer even as their teens enter adulthood; highly recommended for all public libraries.-Lisa M. Jordan, Johnson Cty. Lib., KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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