ADHD - Living without Brakes (inbunden)
Inbunden (Hardback)
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illustrated ed
Short-listed for NASEN Book Award 2008
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Puder, Douglas (ill.)
Douglas Puder
10 b&w illustrations
240 x 162 x 20 mm
460 g
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ADHD - Living without Brakes

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2008-02-01
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Now in paperback, this concise and highly accessible book contains everything that parents and busy professionals need to know about ADHD. The author describes the spectrum of ADHD, the co-occurring symptoms, and common difficulties that parents face. The rest of the book focuses on solutions, based around four rules. Rule number one is keeping it positive: punishments can change behavior, but only positive approaches can improve attitude. Rule number two is keeping it calm: it's difficult thinking clearly enough to solve problems logically if you are feeling overwhelmed. Rule number three is keeping it organized: this rule relates particularly to the child's school life. Rule number four is to keep doing rules one to three. Finally, Dr. Kutscher discusses the role of medication for treating ADHD. The concluding chapter summarizes the information covered and can also be read as a complete, freestanding text. Useful checklists and further reading recommendations are also included. Realistic and optimistic, this book is the ideal source of information and advice for parents and professionals who are trying to keep up with children who are living without brakes.
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In a field where there are a variety of texts with a variety of apparent audiences, the ability of Living without brakes to blend these different perspectives and outcomes into one work will be most welcome by those seeking a definitive text on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)... A refreshing mix of academic rigour with ease of reading means that this text will appeal to both professional and lay readers; indeed, there is even a section designed specifically for children, to give them an understanding of their condition. -- Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Journal I recommend this book to anyone working with children in any capacity, so that if they come across a child with ADHD the disorder is recognised, and people my not be as quick to judge these children. I would also recommend the book to any parent who child has ADHD. I can't praise Kutscher highly enough. -- Children and Young People Now The purpose of the book is to give a clear and concise account of ADHD. It is a useful resource for parents of children with ADHD and aims to provide strategies, hope, encouragement and education, and it achieves its aims. Kutscher has brought together the best insights from several top books on adhd and combined these with his own thoughts and experience to produce a 'brief', but not dumbed down' realistic and optimistic approach to living and working with children with ADHD. The book's strength lies in the way the information is presented: anecdotes, bullets and cartoon-type images result in clear, easy-to-retain information. Another strength is the emphasis placed on valuing the positive aspects of living with a child with ADHD - this was motivating and encouraging. -- Counselling Children and Young People A concise and highly accessible book containing information about ADHD for parents and professionals. -- Current Awareness Service This concise and highly accessible book contains everything that parents and busy professionals need to know about ADHD... Realistic and optimistic, this book is ideal source of information and advice for parents and professionals who are trying to keep up with children who are living without brakes. -- Education Today Parenting a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is demanding, and there are many misconceptions about the diagnosis. But there is help as we learn more about the different facets of ADHD. For clarity, advice, and a healthy dose of optimism, we turned to Martin Kutscher, M.D., a paediatric neurologist and the author of the book ADHD: Living Without Brakes. His best advice: Stay positive'. -- Scholastic Parent & Child Martin Kutscher is a paediatric neurologist and understands the nature of ADHD as well as the perspectives and experiences of parents, teachers and children. He explains ADHD in a clear and engaging style that will ensure that his book will be read, appreciated and the practical strategies implemented at home and at school. I strongly recommend Living Without Brakes as the book of first choice for parents of a child with ADHD. -- Tony Attwood, author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome and Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals Dr. Kutscher has brilliantly accomplished exactly what he has set out to do. This book is wonderfully concise yet all-inclusive while remaining an easy read for parents and educators alike. The parenting and educational strategies are a great combination of proven methods that are realistic and practical to implement. Most of all, this book will help parents and anyone else who works with these children thoroughly understand how they think and why they function the way they do. -- Heidi Bernhardt, National Director of the Centre for ADHD/ADD Advocacy Canada Even if parents, teachers, and therapists read no further than the table of contents, they will gain a hugely valuable set of guidelines for helping children with ADHD. Of course, they'd best continue reading, bec

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Martin L. Kutscher MD is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology of New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY, and has worked in the Rye Brook, New York area since 1987, with children who have special neurological needs. Dr Kutscher is board certified in Pediatrics and in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology. He received his BA from Columbia University, his MD from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed a pediatric residency at Temple University's St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. His neurology residency and pediatric neurology fellowship were completed at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the author of Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar, and More! The one stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals and Children with Seizures: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals, both also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


Introduction. 1. The ADHD Iceberg: More Problems than We Expected. 2. Rule #1: Keep It Positive. 3. Rule #2: Keep It Calm. 4. Rule #3: Keep It Organized and other School Treatments. 5. Rule #4: Keep it Going. 6. Medication Treatments for ADHD. 7. For Kids to Read. 8. Summary. Appendix 1: Behavioral Checklist. Appendix 2: Childhood Index of Executive Functions (ChIEF). Appendix 3: Annotated Reading List. References. Index