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ADHD - Living Without Brakes

  • ISBN-13: 9781849058162
  • Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
    Imprint: JESSICA KINGSLEY US TITLES
  • By Martin L. Kutscher
  • Price: AUD $36.99
  • Stock: 38 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 14/12/2009
  • Format: Paperback (150.00mm X 150.00mm) 192 pages Weight: 280g
  • Categories: Advice on parenting [VFX]
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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 a partner of Pediatric Neurological Associates in White Plains, NY, where he has worked since 1987 with children who have seizures or other special needs. Dr Kutscher is board certified in Pediatrics and in Neurology with Special Competency 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.
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
Living with a child who can't control movements or thoughts or emotions can leave parents feeling pretty out of control, too. We may feel that negotiating with kids weakens us, and that profiving a safety net weakens them, but without those thuings days can devolve into cyles of fighting and failure.Maybe the most important thing about ADHD:Living without Brakes is that is gives parents permission to give kids with ADHD - the sort of support and stress releif they need to function successfully. These children require a departure from the standard techniques of firm discipline and learning from mistakes, and if you've been fighting that bad fight without success, it's a releif to know there are other approaches.Many of the ones included in this zippy little book come froo other longer and less zippy works, making it a great introduction to a lot of text you will want to examine in more detail. This is sort of the attention-deficit version of an ADHD help bppk, highlightes by cartoon illustrations and ""quizzes"" that summarize the chapter in a way that makes it very clear with answers are right and wrong. And if the first 130 pages are still too much for you to wade through? The last thirtyfive summarize the whole book in an even briefer package. That little bit may be perfect for passing on to teachers or family members who are really never going to read those books you recommend. Particularly if they have a negative view of your child's behaviour or your way of handling it, the positive attitude and simplified explanations here may turn their attention to a more productive path.
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