ERIC Number: ED429720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
ADHD Handbook for Families: A Guide To Communicating with Professionals.
Weingartner, Paul L.
Noting the increased diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), this book offers help for families in communicating with professionals about the symptoms and treatment of children with ADHD. Following an introduction defining ADHD as a neurobiological disorder, this book calls for an increased understanding of the children diagnosed with ADHD. The chapters are: (1) "How It Feels to Have ADHD"; (2) "What Makes ADHD So Difficult to Identify"; (3) "How Expectations Affect Understanding"; (4) "Diagnosis: Collecting Information"; (5) "Diagnosis: Recording Information"; (6) "Where to Go for Help"; (7) "Intervention: Medical"; (8) "Intervention: Psychosocial"; (9) "Basic Steps in Behavior Modification"; (10) "Measuring Behavior"; (11) "Sample Behavior Modification Plans"; (12) "Strategies for Home and School"; (13) "My Experience: How an Adult Decides To Treat ADHD"; (14) "Common Myths and Misunderstandings"; (15) "Conclusion: When in Doubt, Err on the Side of Compassion." The book concludes with a list of 23 resources. Contains 64 references. (AMC)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Contingency Management, Elementary Secondary Education, Hyperactivity, Neuropsychology, Parent Attitudes, Performance Contracts, Teacher Attitudes
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Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.