If Your Adolescent Has ADHD: An Essential Resource for ParentsIn Collaboration with The Annenberg Public Policy Center

ISBN : 9780190873103

Thomas J. Power; Ms. Linda Wasmer Andrews
240 Pages
140 x 210 mm
Pub date
Aug 2018
Adolescent Mental Health Initiative
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If Your Adolescent Has ADHD: An Essential Resource for Parents provides the up-to-date information and down-to-earth support that parents need. The book is an authoritative guide to teen ADHD, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, school interventions, and parenting strategies. It addresses common concerns, such as driving, curfews, extracurricular activities, and homework.


Chapter One: Introduction: Same Old ADHD, Brand-New Teenage Challenges
Five Key Skills for Parents
The Faces Behind the Pages
How to Use This Book
Chapter Two: ADHD from A to Z: Essential Facts You Need to Know
Snapshots of Teen ADHD
ADHD or Just Being a Teenager?
From Hyper Child to Spacey Teen
Rising Rates and Diagnostic Debates
Getting an Accurate Diagnosis
The Comorbidity Double Whammy
ADHD Causes and Risk Factors
The Perils of Letting Go Too Soon
Staying Involved and Promoting Well-Being
Looking Ahead to a Hopeful Future
Chapter Three: Finding the Best Treatment for Your Teen: Behavioral Approaches
Behavioral Therapy for ADHD
Behavioral Strategies with Proven Benefits
ABCs of Changing a Problem Behavior
Pros and Cons of Behavioral Approaches
Finding a Qualified Therapist
Teaming Up with Your Teen's Therapist
Other Potentially Promising Strategies
Combining Therapy and Medication
Chapter Four: Finding the Best Treatment for Your Teen: ADHD Medications
Stimulant Medications for ADHD
Non-stimulant Medications for ADHD
Choosing a Treatment Strategy
Teaming Up with Your Teen's Doctor
When Your Teen Rejects Medication
Heading Off Drug Abuse and Diversion
ADHD Treatment: Putting It All Together
Chapter Five: Your Teen at Home: Building Strong Bonds and Positive Behavior Patterns
Being an Authoritative (Not Authoritarian) Parent
Bolstering Communication Skills
Collaborating on Solving Problems
Managing Consequences to Shape Behavior
Teaming Up with Your Teen
Rebuilding a Damaged Relationship
Parenting with Your Partner
Chapter Six: Your Teen in the Community: Fostering Friendships and Safe Choices
Peer Neglect, Rejection and Bullying
Supporting Healthy Peer Relationships
Promoting Smart Choices, Preventing Health Risks
Helping Your Teen Find Success in Sports and Clubs
Teaming Up with Coaches and Group Leaders
Driving with ADHD: A Unique Challenge
Keeping Your Teen Driver Safe on the Road
Chapter Seven: Your Teen at School: Promoting Smart Learning and Study Strategies
Teacher Strategies that Support Academic Success
The Power of a Good Student-Teacher Relationship
Understanding Accommodations, 504 Plans and IEPs
Classroom Accommodations for Students with ADHD
School-Based Interventions: Mentoring Programs
Teaming Up with Your Teen's Teachers
Fostering Good Homework and Study Habits
Chapter Eight: Transition to Adulthood: Supporting Independence, Staying Involved
Making Choices About Higher Education
Accommodations and Support Services in College
Dealing with ADHD in the Workplace
When Your Child Moves Away from Home
Revisiting Medication as a Treatment for ADHD
The Road from Adolescence to Adulthood
Resources for Parents and Teens
Books for ADHD Professionals

About the author: 

Thomas J. Power, PhD is Director of the Center for Management of ADHD at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of School Psychology in Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Perelman School of Medicine of University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Power has served as editor of School Psychology Review and has co-authored numerous books including ADHD Rating Scale-5 for Children and Adolescents: Checklists, Norms, and Clinical Interpretation, Homework Success for Children with ADHD: A Family-School Intervention Program; and Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Combining Medical and Psychosocial Interventions.; Linda Wasmer Andrews is a freelance journalist who has specialized in writing about health and psychology for more than three decades. Ms. Andrews is author or coauthor of 14 previous books, including If Your Adolescent Has Depression or Bipolar Disorder and If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder. She blogs about Minding the Body for Psychology Today.

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