Adolescents and ADD
Adolescents and ADD ($7.95)
by Patricia Quinn, M.D.
Being a teenager is tough enough—being a teenager with ADD can sometimes seem impossible! These students may suddenly find that their work at school is getting harder and the teachers more demanding. Even students who were diagnosed with ADD when they were younger may suddenly find themselves overwhelmed as they enter middle or high school.
Adolescents and ADD is written for students diagnosed with ADD and their parents to better adjust to the new challenges facing them as they enter middle or high school. This practical book is filled with valuable advice from doctors and, most importantly, other students with ADD who have experienced the same fears, successes, and disappointments as the student just entering his or her teenage years
From the School Library Journal
"Grade 8 Up-Despite the author's expansive knowledge of her subject, she never loses sight of her audience. She defines Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), explains diagnostic criteria, and discusses treatments in straightforward prose that is never patronizing. She uses a question-and-answer format throughout much of the book, anticipating virtually any question readers may have. She is realistic in her discussion of the havoc this disability may wreak, yet she maintains that young people can learn to live with it, especially if they are willing to work hard and keep a positive attitude. Her discussion of various medications and their possible side effects is especially useful and informative. The author is extremely positive when outlining the steps individuals with ADD may take in order to gain greater autonomy, and does an excellent job of putting the disorder in perspective. Teens may particularly appreciate the inclusion of first-person accounts by ADD youths, as they share practical coping strategies, including developing time management skills." Jerry D. Flack, University of Colorado
Paperback: 82 pages