viii, 164 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Rev. ed. of: 100 questions & answers about your child's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. c2005.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface -- Introduction -- Part 1: Basics -- Questions 1-10 address basic concerns about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? -- Do children outgrow ADHD? -- What parts of the brain are affected in ADHD? -- Part 2: Risk Factors, Symptoms, And Diagnosis -- Questions 11-44 examine symptoms of ADHD and the diagnosis process including: What causes ADHD? -- If I have ADHD, will my child also have it? -- Do the symptoms of ADHD change as children mature? -- Part 3: Medication And ADHD -- Questions 45-68 address important issues associated with the medications used to treat and manage ADHD, such as: What kinds of medication are used to treat ADHD? -- Can preschoolers take stimulants? Do stimulants affect them differently? -- How do I know the right time to start giving my child ADHD medications? And how long will my child need to stay on stimulants? -- Part 4: Negotiating For Academic Success -- Questions 69-86 review options available to help your child succeed in school: What kinds of learning difficulties are commonly associated with ADHD? -- What accommodations should I encourage the school to make for my ADHD child? -- What is an IEP and why do ADHD students need one? -- Part 5: Psychosocial Issues -- Questions 87-100 examine common psychosocial issues children/young adults with ADHD and their families often face, such as: How should I talk with my child about an ADHD diagnosis? -- My child's ADHD really has brought anger and frustration into our family life-what can I do? -- Should I let my ADHD teenager drive, knowing that such adolescents have more automobile accidents? -- Appendix -- Glossary -- Index.
From the Publisher: Empower Yourself! Completely revised and updated, 100 Questions & Answers About Your Child's ADHD: From Preschool to College, second edition, is a comprehensive, practical guide for parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Discussing both medical and psychosocial aspects of the condition, Dr. Nass and Dr. Leventhal provide an authoritative yet compassionate explanation of treating this condition and teaching your child strategies for living-and learning-with ADHD. Comments from parents of children with ADHD bring a first-person perspective to this invaluable resource. 100 Questions & Answers About Your Child's ADHD: From Preschool to College, second edition, offers parents a helping hand in coping with the demands of raising a child with ADHD, and setting their children on a course for success in their development, education, and careers.
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One hundred questions and answers about your child's ADHD