Synopses & Reviews
Raising a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is not easy. Bombarded with conflicting medical advice and worn down by the daily frustrations of child care, parents are likely to feel exhaused, confused, and helpless. This much-needed, authoritative book empowers parents of children with ADHD with the knowledge and the confidence they need to ensure their child receives the best care possible. Features include step-by-step methods for managing a child with ADHD in a variety of everyday situations; the latest information on available medications; numerous techniques for enhancing a child's school performance; and a special section devoted to the needs of the parents.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-283) and index.
About the Author
Russell A. Barkley, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and Research Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University at Syracuse. In 1978, he founded the Neuropsychology Service at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Children's Hospital, and served as its chief until 1985. He then moved to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he served as Director of Psychology from 1985 to 2000, and established the research clinics for both child and adult ADHD. In 2003, he relocated to a position as Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. He joined the faculty of the SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2005. Dr. Barkley has published 10 books, more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters, and 7 videos on ADHD and related disorders, including childhood defiance, and is editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report
. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, he is past president of the Section of Clinical Child Psychology, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association, and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. His distinguished research contributions have been recognized with awards from the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Section on Clinical Child Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Guiding Philosophy for Parents of ADHD Children.
I. Understanding ADHD.
1. What Is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?
2. A New Theory about ADHD.
3. What Causes ADHD?
4. What to Expect: The Nature of the Disorder.
5. Family Life with an ADHD Child.
II. Taking Charge: How to Be a Successful Executive Parent.
6. Deciding to Have Your Child Evaluated for ADHD.
7. Preparing for the Evaluation.
8. Coping with the Diagnosis of ADHD.
9. Ten Guiding Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD.
10. Just for Parents: How to Take Care of Yourself.
III. Managing Life with ADHD: How to Cope at Home and at
11. Eight Steps to Better Behavior.
12. Taking Charge at Home: The Art of Problem Solving.
13. How to Help Your Child with Peer Problems
14. Getting through Adolescence with an ADHD Child, with Arthur
15. Off to School on the Right Foot: Managing Your Child's
Education, with Linda J. Pfiffner.
16. Enhancing Education at School and at Home: Methods for
Success from Kindergarten through Grade 12.
17. Keeping School Performance in Perspective.
IV. Medications for ADHD.
18. The Stimulants, with George J. DuPaul and Anthony Costello.
19. Other Medicines for ADHD.
Parent Support Groups for ADHD
Suggested Readings and Videotapes