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The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD

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Publisher Comments:

What are ADHD? What does it mean to have ADHD? How can kids diagnosed with ADHD help themselves succeed in school, get along better at home, and form healthy, enjoyable relationships with peers? In kid-friendly language and a format that welcomes reluctant and easily distracted readers, this book helps kids know they’re not alone and offers practical strategies for taking care of oneself, modifying behavior, enjoying school, having fun, and dealing with doctors, counselors, and medication. Includes real-life scenarios, quizzes, and a special message for parents.

About the Author

John F. Taylor, Ph.D., has written and created many materials for young people with ADHD and their families. He is the founder and president of ADD Plus, a company that offers resources and workshops for parents and teachers of kids with ADHD. The father of three children with ADHD, John lives in Monmouth, Oregon.

Table of Contents

A Note About the Labels

INTRODUCTION

How This Book Can Help You

How to Use This Book

You Can Succeed with ADHD

The Six Great Gripes of Kids with ADHD

CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS ADHD?

  • What Does ADHD Mean?
  • The Three Types of ADHD
  • Why Do Some Kids Have ADHD?
  • What ADHD Does NOT Mean

CHAPTER 2: MAKE EACH DAY GO BETTER

  • Think on the Bright Side
  • Fly Your Decision-Making KITE
  • LEAP Over Your Mistakes

CHAPTER 3: GETTING HELP FOR ADHD

  • Getting Diagnosed with ADHD
  • After You Have Been Diagnosed with ADHD
  • The Lowdown on Medicine
  • Signs That Tell You Medicine Is Working
  • Side Effects of Medicine

CHAPTER 4: EATING THE RIGHT FOOD

  • Five Nutrients That Can Help You Manage ADHD
  • Four Foods to Watch For
  • Helping Plan Your Menu
  • Grocery Shopping and Preparing Your Food

CHAPTER 5: LIFE ON THE HOME FRONT

  • Connect with Parents and Family Adults
  • Get Along with Brothers and Sisters
  • Tough Stuff in Families
  • Have Fun Together

CHAPTER 6: SIX WAYS TO SUCCEED AT SCHOOL

1. A Great IDEA at School

2. Work with Teachers and Counselors

3. Move in A-Okay Ways

4. Focus on the Right Things

5. Stay Organized

6. Study Smart

CHAPTER 7: SEVEN WAYS TO MAKE AND KEEP FRIENDS

1. Feel Good About Yourself

2. Use Polite and Kind Words

3. Listen and Show You Care

4. Take Turns and Share

5. Try New Activities

6. Offer to Help Others

7. Solve Conflicts Peacefully

CHAPTER 8: EIGHT WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRONG FEELINGS

1. Use Your Own Traffic Light

2. Take Care of Yourself

3. Get Your Move On

4. Use Breathing and Muscle Relaxation Exercises

5. Get Creative

6. Hang Out with a Friend

7. Talk with an Adult

8. Work on ADHD Challenges

Glossary

A Note to Parents, Teachers, and Counselors

Index

About the Author

LIST OF REPRODUCIBLE PAGES

What Are My ADHD Traits?

Chapter 1 Quiz

Fly Your Decision-Making KITE

Chapter 2 Quiz

Chapter 3 Quiz

Chapter 4 Quiz

Chapter 5 Quiz

Chapter 6 Quiz

Chapter 7 Quiz

My Progress Chart

Chapter 8 Quiz

Product Details

ISBN:
9781575424477
Author:
Taylor, John F
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing
Author:
Taylor, John F.
Author:
Taylor, John F., PH.D.
Subject:
ADD/ADHD
Subject:
John Taylor; Free Spirit Survival Guides
Subject:
reluctant readers
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Situations / Special Needs
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
The Free Spirit Survival Guides for Kids
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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