ADD/ADHD Behavior-Change Resource Kit: Ready-to-Use Strategies & Activities for Helping Children with Attention Deficit Disorder
For teachers, counselors and parents, this comprehensive new resource is filled with up-to-date information and practical strategies to help kids with attention deficits learn to control and change their own behaviors and build the academic, social, and personal skills necessary for success in school and in life. The Kit first explains ADD/ADHD behavior, its biological bases and basic characteristics and describes procedures used for diagnosis and various treatment options. It then details a proven set of training exercises and programs in which teachers, counselors and parents work together to monitor and manage the child's behavior to achieve the desired results.
Terrific resource for both parents and teachers!
By A Customer - January 22, 1999
This has got to be the best book I've read on dealing with ADD/ADHD kids (and I've read many!). This book offers real strategies that any family can incoroporate. It is VERY useful how the explanations are laid out in a step by step manner. For example, it picks one specific behavior and then shows parents and teachers how to modify, model or shape that behavior by incoporating a specific strategy and walking you through it step by step. Medical information (including medications) is also informative, and I like the section explaining many of the other disorders that often go hand-in-hand with ADD. The author is a doctor and a specialist dealing with ADD kids. He even runs his own special ADD clinic and summer camp in Mississippi. Highly recommended!
Superb, practical behavior manual for parents and teachers
By Carol Watkins "Psychiatrist" - May 28, 2001
This book should be extremely useful to parents and teachers who deal with children and teens with AD/HD. It gives firm but compassionate guidelines on how to help create positive behavioral change.It gives specific, step-by-step insturctions on how to facilitate behavioral change. Although the book contains a number of useful checklists and rating scales, the author does not fall into the trap of "checklist rigidity." He uses these checklists flexibly within the context of a rich understanding of the child and his environment. I enjoyed his sections on how to phrase commands in an assertive, not aggressive manner. The parent or teacher is invited to rewrite some of his or her commands in a different style. The author enlisted the help of child psychiatrists in writing the section on medications. Thus, the medication chapter is more accurate and comprehensive one finds in many books. He gives lists of age-appropriate, non-food(thank goodness!)reinforcers to help... read more
Finally....answers to my questions!!
By Sabrina Doster "iambri" - April 6, 2002
If you have an ADD child, order this book NOW!! How do you teach a child that cannot sit still to save her life? How do you teach a child to concentrate? How do you reach a child whose brain is so disorganized she can't remember what you've just said to her? This book actually gives you the answers. Dr. Flick actually tells us HOW TO REACH (and teach!) ADD children. The book contains surveys, checklists, charts, and worksheets to help us help ourselves. This book is the "meat in the sandwich". I highly recommend it!!