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The Resource ADHD : living without brakes, Martin L. Kutscher ; illustrations by Douglas Puder

ADHD : living without brakes, Martin L. Kutscher ; illustrations by Douglas Puder

Label
ADHD : living without brakes
Title
ADHD : living without brakes
Statement of responsibility
Martin L. Kutscher ; illustrations by Douglas Puder
Title variation
  • A.D.H.D. : living without brakes
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder : living without brakes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kutscher, Martin L
Dewey number
618.92/8589
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RJ506.H9
LC item number
K883 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Attention-deficit-disordered children
Label
ADHD : living without brakes, Martin L. Kutscher ; illustrations by Douglas Puder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Success is when the family stays together -- 1: ADHD Iceberg: More Problems Than We Expected -- We've been missing the point -- Redefining ADHD to include "executive dysfunction" -- What are the different kinds of problems in ADHD? -- Will it be okay? onward to therapy for ADHD -- Pop quiz on executive functions -- 2: Rule #1: Keep It Positive -- Bad and good news -- Keep it positive -- Get "a kick" out of your child -- Use positive reinforcement when possible -- Keep it positive by redirecting before the problem occurs -- Seek first to understand, then react -- Maintain a disability outlook -- Minimize frustrations by taking a realistic look at the child you get every day -- Don't take the difficult behaviors as personal affronts -- Forgive yourself daily -- Keep your relational bank account in the positive -- Don't be a nasty cop -- Minimize arguments with the "no-fault" approach -- Punishment is not your chance to inflict misery: it is your chance to improve your child's upcoming decisions -- Avoid the "resentment treadmill" -- If it's not actually useful, don't do it -- Avoid the "four cardinal sins" -- Take steps to avoid lying -- Behavioral reward systems -- Remember that some of the difficult child/adolescent behavior is simply normal -- Review this text, and others, periodically -- Top principles of ADHD management -- Chances for success are good -- Pop quiz on lying -- 3: Rule #2: Keep It Calm -- People don't think clearly when they are overwhelmed -- Major rule #2: keep it calm -- Collaborative problem solving approach -- Pop quiz on keeping it calm: the "sheetrock index" --
  • 4: Rule #3: Keep It Organized And Other School Treatments -- Disorganization is virtually built into the definition of ADHD -- Don't confuse disorganization with "he doesn't care" -- Sink or swim does not work for kids with disabilities -- Five major components of an organizational system -- Convert assignment pads into time schedules -- Use resource room or a classroom aide to give ongoing skills support for classified children -- Allow the child to expediently make up missed work -- Failing is 65, not 0 -- Teacher/parent communication in "real-time" is essential -- Appropriately handling missed work will help the parents greatly -- ADHD accommodations other than organizational support -- Encourage use of a word processor -- Section 504 accommodations -- IDEA classification -- Pop quiz on school and ADHD -- 5: Rule #4: Keep It Going -- They already know what to do; they just can't do it -- Keep providing help for deficits at the moment it is needed -- Provide a safety net -- Be patient; this is the 50-year plan -- 6: Medication Treatments For ADHD -- Thoughts on medicating little children -- How do ADHD medications work? -- What are the benefits of medication? -- What are the side effects of stimulant medications? -- Different "stimulant" medications -- Other medications for ADHD -- 7: For Kids To Read -- What happened to my brakes? -- Why don't I see problems coming? -- What other problems are common for ADHD kids? -- What can we do about it? -- 8: Summary -- We've been missing the point -- Redefining ADHD to include "executive dysfunction" -- What are the different kinds of problems in ADHD? -- Non-medical treatments for ADHD -- Rule #1: Keep it positive -- Rule #2: Keep it calm -- Rule #3: Keep it organized -- Rule #4: Keep it going -- Medication treatments for ADHD -- Top principles -- Conclusion: Doctor, will it all be OK? -- Appendix 1: Behavioral checklist -- Appendix 2: Childhood Index of Executive Functions (ChIEF) -- Appendix 3: Further reading: Books and Internet resources -- References -- About the author -- About the illustrator -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9781843108733
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2007031947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
ADHD : living without brakes, Martin L. Kutscher ; illustrations by Douglas Puder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Success is when the family stays together -- 1: ADHD Iceberg: More Problems Than We Expected -- We've been missing the point -- Redefining ADHD to include "executive dysfunction" -- What are the different kinds of problems in ADHD? -- Will it be okay? onward to therapy for ADHD -- Pop quiz on executive functions -- 2: Rule #1: Keep It Positive -- Bad and good news -- Keep it positive -- Get "a kick" out of your child -- Use positive reinforcement when possible -- Keep it positive by redirecting before the problem occurs -- Seek first to understand, then react -- Maintain a disability outlook -- Minimize frustrations by taking a realistic look at the child you get every day -- Don't take the difficult behaviors as personal affronts -- Forgive yourself daily -- Keep your relational bank account in the positive -- Don't be a nasty cop -- Minimize arguments with the "no-fault" approach -- Punishment is not your chance to inflict misery: it is your chance to improve your child's upcoming decisions -- Avoid the "resentment treadmill" -- If it's not actually useful, don't do it -- Avoid the "four cardinal sins" -- Take steps to avoid lying -- Behavioral reward systems -- Remember that some of the difficult child/adolescent behavior is simply normal -- Review this text, and others, periodically -- Top principles of ADHD management -- Chances for success are good -- Pop quiz on lying -- 3: Rule #2: Keep It Calm -- People don't think clearly when they are overwhelmed -- Major rule #2: keep it calm -- Collaborative problem solving approach -- Pop quiz on keeping it calm: the "sheetrock index" --
  • 4: Rule #3: Keep It Organized And Other School Treatments -- Disorganization is virtually built into the definition of ADHD -- Don't confuse disorganization with "he doesn't care" -- Sink or swim does not work for kids with disabilities -- Five major components of an organizational system -- Convert assignment pads into time schedules -- Use resource room or a classroom aide to give ongoing skills support for classified children -- Allow the child to expediently make up missed work -- Failing is 65, not 0 -- Teacher/parent communication in "real-time" is essential -- Appropriately handling missed work will help the parents greatly -- ADHD accommodations other than organizational support -- Encourage use of a word processor -- Section 504 accommodations -- IDEA classification -- Pop quiz on school and ADHD -- 5: Rule #4: Keep It Going -- They already know what to do; they just can't do it -- Keep providing help for deficits at the moment it is needed -- Provide a safety net -- Be patient; this is the 50-year plan -- 6: Medication Treatments For ADHD -- Thoughts on medicating little children -- How do ADHD medications work? -- What are the benefits of medication? -- What are the side effects of stimulant medications? -- Different "stimulant" medications -- Other medications for ADHD -- 7: For Kids To Read -- What happened to my brakes? -- Why don't I see problems coming? -- What other problems are common for ADHD kids? -- What can we do about it? -- 8: Summary -- We've been missing the point -- Redefining ADHD to include "executive dysfunction" -- What are the different kinds of problems in ADHD? -- Non-medical treatments for ADHD -- Rule #1: Keep it positive -- Rule #2: Keep it calm -- Rule #3: Keep it organized -- Rule #4: Keep it going -- Medication treatments for ADHD -- Top principles -- Conclusion: Doctor, will it all be OK? -- Appendix 1: Behavioral checklist -- Appendix 2: Childhood Index of Executive Functions (ChIEF) -- Appendix 3: Further reading: Books and Internet resources -- References -- About the author -- About the illustrator -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9781843108733
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2007031947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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