Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen with ADHD or LD for College
by Theresa E. Laurie Maitland and Patricia O. Quinn.
Ready for Take-Off lays out a plan to keep students with ADHD or LD in college by first teaching parents to prepare their teen for take-off and their first solo flight away from the home. This essential resource encourages parents to adopt a unique "coaching-style" approach in their parenting and urges parents to stop micromanaging their teen's day-to-day life. Using college readiness surveys and handy worksheets, parents can objectively determine if they are playing a productive or nonproductive role in their teenager's life and learn ways to promote self-determination, daily living and academic skills by using the time in high school to help their teen be ready for take-off.
Sending an ADHD child off to college can be terrifying. Ready for Take-Off provides a practical, down-to-earth game plan that allows parents and kids to make the break with maximum success and minimal disruption. This book tells parents exactly what to do and-just as important-what not to do! --Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, author, 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 and Surviving Your Adolescents
Ready For Take-Off is the indispensable guide for teens with ADHD and their parents in making the transition to college and then managing college well. Written by real pro's in the ADHD field, this book is practical, useful, needed, and utterly reliable. I recommend it highly! --Edward Hallowell, MD; Harvard Medical School; founder, The Hallowell Centers; author, Married to Distraction: Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Interruption
An Honors NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awards) Winner, 2010. "Fills the huge gap that suddenly appears between the parental involvement (and sometimes micro-managing) of high school, and the independence of college." --National Parenting Publications Awards, 2010