ISBN# 1-886941-19-X
Put Yourself in Their Shoes

Publication Date: 1999
Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D.
 

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About the Author

Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D. has been one of the country's leading ADHD advocates. In 1987, he and two parents of children with ADHD started CHADD, a national organization founded to help children and adults with ADHD. He played an instrumental role in helping the US Department of Education better understand the educational needs of children with ADHD. He was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame in 1994 and has served as a member of the CHADD Board of Directors for the past eighteen years.

Dr. Parker is an author and co-author of over ten books and Internet websites on ADHD, study strategies, and behavior management. He lectures nationally to parents and professional groups and maintains a private practice in clinical psychology in Plantation, Florida. His other books include: The ADHD Handbook for Schools, The ADHD Workbook for Parents and Study Strategies Made Easy and Study Strategies for Early School Success with Leslie Davis and Sandi Sirotowitz.

Summary

Put Yourself in Their Shoes tries to do just what the title says - give the reader a sense of what it is like to be an adolescent with attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Put Yourself in Their Shoes contains up-to-date information on how ADHD affects the lives of adolescents at home, in school, in the workplace, and in social relationships. Whether you are just learning about ADHD or are knowledgeable about this common problem, you will find Put Yourself in Their Shoes informative. Although primarily written for parents, educators, health professionals and teenagers with ADHD will benefit from this comprehensive work.

Contents

  1. Put Yourself in Their Shoes
  2. Associated Problems
  3. A Closer Look at Teenagers with ADHD
  4. Causes of ADHD
  5. Controversial Treatments for ADHD
  6. Getting a Good Assessment
  7. Medications to Treat ADHD
  8. Guiding Your Adolescent
  9. Building Communication Skills in Your Family
  10. Problem Solving Strategies with Adolescents
  11. Using a Home Token Economy to Encourage
  12. Helping Adolescents with ADHD Succeed in School
  13. Study Strategies to Improve Learning
  14. Social Skills Training
  15. Parents as Advocates: Legal Rights of Students with ADHD
  16. ADHD, Delinquency, and the Juvenile Justice System
  17. Substance Abuse in Adolescents
  18. College, Vocational Education, and the Work Force
  19. ADHD and the Military
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