For decades, in the United States and in countries around the world, physicians delivered the diagnosis of ADHD to patients as bad news and warned them about a lifelong struggle of managing symptoms. But The ADHD Advantage explodes this outlook, arguing that some of the most highly successful entrepreneurs, leaders and entertainers have reached the pinnacle of success not in spite of their ADHD but because of it. Although the ADHD stereotype is someone who can't sit still, in reality people with ADHD are restless, endlessly curious, often adventurous, willing to take smart risks, and unusually resilient. They are creative, visionary, and entrepreneurial. Sharing the stories of highly successful people with ADHD like fabled business guru Sir Richard Branson, Jet Blue founder David Neeleman, and "Extreme Home Makeover" star, Ty Pennington--as well as those of countless everyday lives--Dr. Archer's offers a vitally important and inspiring new way to recognize ADHD traits in oneself or in one's loved one, and then leverage them to great advantage. He helps you identify which of the ADHD subtypes you fall under (Adventurer? Entrepreneur? Multi-tasker?), illustrates how ADHD manifests differently in boys and girls, and tracks how symptoms change over an entire lifetime. He then includes prescriptive advice for leveraging your particular abilities, including how to Use Learning Tips for Fast Minds both child and adult Harness mental energy for greater creativity Find alternative strategies to medication Embrace multi-tasking Discover your extraordinary resilience Leverage your talent for staying calm under pressure And a lot more As someone who not only has ADHD himself but has never used medication to treat it, Dr. Archer understands the condition from a unique professional and personal standpoint. In fact, he considers his diagnosis his greatest gift. Armed with new science and research, he hopes to generate public interest and even debate with his positive message as he guides the millions of people with ADHD worldwide towards a whole new appreciation of their many strengths and full innate potential.
How to get past the myths, tap into the creativity of the ADHD mind, and thrive ADHD affects millions of people-some 3 to 5% of the general population. Written by a neuroscientist who has studied ADHD, a clinician who has diagnosed and treated it for 30 years, and a special educator who sees it daily, The Energetic Brain provides the latest information from neuroscience on how the ADHD brain works and shows how to harness its potential for success. It distills the latest research findings to give readers the most up-to-date information available and provides practical strategies for managing ADHD-and thriving-at school, at work, and at home, from childhood through adulthood. Debunks popular (and destructive) myths about ADHD Covers how to manage ADHD with medication or without, what parents can do to help, and how to thrive with ADHD throughout the lifespan Offers effective academic and behavioral interventions for school, and helpful accommodations for the workplace The Energetic Brain provides a truly thorough view of ADHD, making it an invaluable guide for parents, teachers, and those living with ADHD.
Practical ADHD management techniques for parents and teachers The ADHD Book of Lists is a comprehensive guide to ADHD/ADD, providing the answers parents, teachers, and other caregivers seek in a convenient list format. This new second edition has been updated with the latest research findings and resources, including the most up to date tools and strategies for helping these children succeed. Each aspect of ADHD/ADD is fully explained, from diagnosis to intervention, providing readers with the insight they need to make the best choices for the affected child. Coverage includes the latest medications and behavioral management techniques that work inside and outside the classroom, plus guidance toward alleviating individual struggles including inattention, impulsivity, executive function and subject-specific academic issues. Readers learn how to create a collaborative care team by bringing parents, teachers, doctors, therapists, and counselors on board to build a comprehensive management plan, as well as the practical techniques they can use every day to provide these children the support they need to be their very best. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder cannot be cured, but it can be managed successfully. This book is an insightful guide to supporting children and teens with ADHD, and giving them the mental, emotional, and practical tools that boost their confidence and abilities and enable them to thrive. Investigate comprehensive treatments, including ADHD coaching Learn strategies for strengthening organization, working memory and other executive functions. Understand effective classroom management of students with ADHD Discover ways to help struggling children succeed despite the challenges The ADHD Book of Lists is the complete easy-to-reference guide to practical ADHD management and will be a go-to resource for parents, teachers, clinicians, and others involved in the care and education of students with ADHD.
The bestselling guide, fully revised and updated, offering practical information and tips to help every child with ADHD succeed The ADD/ADHD Checklist helps parents and teachers to better understand children and teenagers with attention problems and provide the kind of support and intervention that is crucial to kids' success. Presented in a concise, easy-to-read checklist format, the book is packed with practical advice and information on a wide range of topics, including what we do and don't know about ADHD, probable causes, critical elements for school success, the most commonly prescribed medications, what children with ADHD need at home, effective behavioral strategies, how to help kids stay organized, and advocating for an ADHD child.
ADHD and autism are generally considered separate disorders, despite recent interest in the overlapping symptoms of these disorders. This book describes a study of autistic symptoms in a group of 821 children with ADHD, combined type using the Social Communication Questionnaire. The results show that children with ADHD, combined type have more symptoms of autism than normal schoolchildren (on average). It was also shown that autistic symptoms are familial in nature, with some families having 2 children with ADHD, combined type and raised autistic symptoms while others had 2 children with ADHD, combined type and low autistic symptoms. Furthermore an association was shown between the presence of autistic symptoms in children with ADHD, combined type and the presence of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder and motor co-ordination disorder. A clinical subtype of ADHD, combined type with increased autistic symptoms and an increased risk of oppositional symptoms was shown. This study has clinical implications as well as implications for research into the genetics of ADHD, the genetics of autism or the genetics of a possible overlapping neurodevelopmental disorder.
The book titled "psychological treatments of ADHD" describes the effects of two treatments techniques including differential reinforcement of incompatible behaviors(DRI)and self-monitoring of attention(SM)on off-task behaviors of students with ADHD. A multiple baseline single subjects design across participants has been utilized. The participants of the study were 8 elementary students with ADHD diagnosis who were selected from two special education school-based settings. The results were analyzed by visual analysis of data points(level and trend)in experimental phases and the effects of these treatments techniques for students with ADHD have been discussed.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a commonly diagnosed disorder in children, and is thus diagnosed during childhood years with prevalence rates of between 3% and 7%. In their own environment, children with ADHD experience many challenges in their everyday learning and self-worth perception, and thus they are in need of support throughout their lives and in several different aspects. ADHD symptoms have the potential to lead to considerable problems in children, in and with their family, and schooling. The core symptoms of ADHD have considerable negative effects on the child development of social, emotional and cognitive skills, and pose considerable costs to healthcare and education systems. For example, a child with ADHD frequently faces low levels of self-esteem, as well as frustration and depression.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder i.e. ADHD is a highly prevalent, brain-based disorder which is associated with lifelong impairment in functioning. ADHD can be a frustrating problem. An imperfection in the brain that causes the constant motion and other intolerable behavioral problems in ADHD. If it is not treated appropriately, ADHD may lead to: 1.Drug and alcohol abuse, 2.Failure in school,3.Problems keeping a job.Alternative remedies have become popular, including herbs, supplement, combined behavioral-pharmacological treatment and intervention program.However, there is no suitable medicines provide complete relief and permanent cure from ADHD. Therefore, there is a great challenge to discover new drug treatment for the management of ADHD.
ADHD is a condition that is becoming a problem for mental health professionals. Earlier on it was believed that it is present in children only but now the research work has clearly indicated that attentional deficits and hyperactive behaviors can be observed in all stages of life. Although the manifestation of the symptoms may vary. This dissertation is an attempt to cover the development of ADHD symptoms across life span. It is an attempt to cover an up to date information on the topic at both national and international levels.In order to highlight the distinctive features, case examples have also been included. The dissertation also contains worksheets that can be of considerable help for developing assessment and management plans while working with individuals having ADHD symptoms.
Compelling stories that present a new view of ADHD Smart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten «stuck» at school, work, and/or in social relationships because of their ADHD. Dr. Brown highlights the often unrecognized role that emotions play in this complex disorder. He explains why even very bright people with ADHD get stuck because they can focus well on some tasks that interest them, but often can't focus adequately on other important tasks and relationships. The first book to explain and illustrate the crucial role of emotions in the daily functioning of those living with ADHD Brown, Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention & Related Disorders, is an internationally known authority on ADHD Drawing on the latest research findings, the book describes strategies and treatments for getting «unstuck» to move on to a more rewarding and productive life.
Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have academic, social, and behavioral difficulties that interfere with their ability to be successful in school. Research shows that there are empirically validated classroom interventions that will help them overcome those difficulties. The purpose of the book is to define ADHD and provide research-based and/or research informed classroom interventions for students with this disorder. The book will be a useful, clear, and concise resource for teachers who have students with ADHD in their classrooms.