Synopses & Reviews
If one or more of your children has attention deficit disorder, here is a comprehensive new guide to help you manage your child's difficult behaviors and enable him or her to adjust at home, in school, and beyond. Moreover, it's written in clear, nontechnical language and provides scores of specific suggestions you can put to immediate use!
In the words of two leading specialists in the field, Power Parenting for Children with ADD/ADHD:
"Offers hope and effective guidance...provides parents with the information and tools they need for increasing desired behaviors and decreasing the challenging behaviors of their kids." —Sandra F. Rief, author of How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children
"Dr. Flick takes care not only to help parents manage behavior, but to ensure that in the process the child continues to develop a positive, healthy self-esteem. He explains the principles of behavior modification simply and directly, thereby giving parents the tools they need to better understand how to help their children." —Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., Co-founder and past Executive Director of CH.A.D.D.
Packed with proven, real-life strategies and techniques that address the needs of the "whole" child, this timely new guide shows you how to:
- Ensure an accurate diagnosis based on history, testing, and observations.
- Understanding and accept the reality of ADD/ADHD.
- Set appropriate rules and communicate them effectively.
- Choose consequences that really reinforce desired behavior.
- Create and model positive behaviors.
- Remove or decrease problem behaviors.
- Work with your child's teacher.
- Address common homework problems.
- Help overcome social problems with peers and siblings.
- Improve poor self-concept and self-esteem often associated with ADD.
You'll also fine up-to-date information on medications, educational interventions, counseling, stress management, innovative new therapies, speech and language therapy, and special support for parents...PLUS 5 simple games that you can play with your children to build their visual and auditory attention skills!
As a professional working with all types of children on a daily basis, you know what a positive influence parents can have on a child's success in school and beyond. You also know how essential parental involvement is for children with attention deficit disorders, especially when the child's difficult behaviors controlsituations with his or her peers, siblings, and adults. Now you can give parents guidance and hope in dealing with their children through Power Parenting for Children with ADD/ADHD: A Practical Parent's Guide for Managing Difficult Behaviors. Written in clear, nontechnical language, this much-needed guide provides practical, real-life techniques and activities to help parents.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-180) and index.
About the Author
Grad L. Flick, Ph.D., has extensive experience in both research and clinical practice with children who have attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, and emotional problems. He has also lectured and published extensively on ADD and child behavior management. Dr. Flick and his wife are the parents of a child with a learning disability and attention deficit disorder.
Table of Contents
About the Author.
How This Book Will Help Parents of Children with ADD/ADHD.
How To Use This Book.
Model Behavioral Programs.
1. Characteristics of Attention Deficit Disorder.
2. Behavioral Determinants.
3. Managing Your Child's ADD Behavior.
4. Antecedents: What Comes First?
5. Behaviors: A Problem-Oriented Approach.
6. Consequences: What's Effective and What's Not?
7. Creating Appropriate Behaviors.
8. Removing or Decreasing Inappropriate Behaviors.
9. Setting Up a Token Economy or a Point System.
10. How the Home and School Can Work Together.
11. Working with Your Child's Teacher.
12. Special Problems for the Child with ADD/ADHD.
13. Other Interventions to Use with Your Child.
14. Playing the "Attention Training Game".
15. What Does the Future Hold for the Child with ADD/ADHD.
16. Final Words for Parents.
Appendix A: The ADD Clinic.
Appendix B: CH.A.D.D. Fact Sheet on ADD.
Appendix C: Information for Teachers.
Appendix D: Forms, Charts, and Graphs.
Appendix E: Recommended Resources.
Appendix F: Glossary.