by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.
This resource offers step-by-step ways to manage a child with ADHD in a varitety of everyday situations. It provides numerous techniques for enhancing a child's school performance.
This book has a tone of optimism throughtout. It empowers parents to take charge of the life of their child with ADHD rather than feel constantly distressed and overwhelmed by the special needs of these unique children.
A treasured resource, this book empowers parents by arming them with the knowledge, expert guidance, and confidence they need to ensure that their child with ADHD receives the best care possible. Dr. Barkley explains what the latest research reveals about the nature of ADHD, its causes, and the most effective treatment strategies. Described are the problems that children with the disorder typically face as they grow from toddlerhood through adolescence, and associated challenges facing the whole family. Drawing on decades of influential clinical work and research, the book provides concrete suggestions for improving children's behavior and school performance, enhancing their self-esteem, and restoring harmony to the home.
The book has been updated in 2005 with the latest medication information, including coverage of Straterra and extended-release stimulants, as well as current research findings and resources.
"Dr. Barkley, a master in the field, has written a superb book for parents and all others interested in ADHD....Thank you, Russell Barkley, for this book and all your pioneering work."
-Edward M. Hallowell, MD, coauthor of Driven to Distraction
331 pages; 7 X 10soft bound
Introduction. A Guiding Philosophy for Parents of ADHD ChildrenPart I
Chapter 1. What Is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?
Chapter 2. A New Theory about ADHD
Chapter 3. What Causes ADHD?
Chapter 4. What to Expect: The Nature of the Disorder
Chapter 5. Family Life with an ADHD ChildPart II
How to Be a Successful Executive Parent
Chapter 6. Deciding to Have Your Child Evaluated for ADHD
Chapter 7. Preparing for the Evaluation
Chapter 8. Coping with the Diagnosis of ADHD
Chapter 9. Ten Guiding Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD
Chapter 10. Just for Parents: How to Take Care of YourselfPart III
Managing Life with ADHD:
How to Cope at Home and at School
Chapter 11. Eight Steps to Better Behavior
Chapter 12. Taking Charge at Home: The Art of Problem Solving
Chapter 13. How to Help Your Child with Peer Problems
Chapter 14. Getting Through Adolescence with an ADHD Child with Arthur L. Robin, Ph.D.
Chapter 15. Off to School on the Right Foot: Managing Your Child's Education with Linda J. Pfiffner, Ph.D.
Chapter 16. Enhancing Education at School and at Home: Methods for Success from Kindergarten through Grade 12
Chapter 17. Keeping School Performance in Perspective
Medications for ADHD
Chapter 18. The Stimulants with George J. DuPaul, Ph.D., and Anthony Costello, M.D.
Chapter 19. Other Medicines for ADHD
Support Services for Parents
Suggested Reading and Videotapes