The Survival Guide for Kids With ADD or ADHD

The Survival Guide for Kids With ADD or ADHD

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Free Spirit
What are ADD and ADHD? What does it mean to have ADD and ADHD? How can kids diagnosed with ADD and ADHD help themselves succeed in school, get along better at home, and form healthy, enjoyable relationships with peers? In kid-friendly language and a format that welcomes reluctant and easily distracted readers, Free Spirit’s newest survival guide helps kids know they’re not alone and offers practical strategies for taking care of oneself, modifying behavior, enjoying school, having fun, and dealing (when needed) with doctors, counselors, and medication. Includes real-life scenarios, quizzes, and a special message for parents.

Baker & Taylor
A guide for children with ADD or ADHD describes medications prescribed for and traits of these disorders, and presents ways to deal with frustrating or difficult situations.

& Taylor

Presented in a kid-friendly format comprised of short, accessible entries, a guide to living with ADD or ADHD shares practical advice about topics ranging from taking medication and getting along at home to making friends and succeeding at school. Simultaneous.

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Pub., 2006
ISBN: 9781575421957
Branch Call Number: J 618.9285 TAY
Characteristics: 119 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.


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Apr 26, 2013

Excellent! Read along with my reluctant-reader teen granddaughter, who ate it up. She identified with many of the behaviors described, and took delight in pointing out others that USED to be problematic. The format cleverly provided review opportunities via multiple-choice quizzes with some side-splitting options. Another great feature we made immediate use of was the KITE decision-making process. At the very time that we were reading the Survival Guide, my teen was torn between her desire to visit a beloved teacher (who had just been diagnosed with asymptomatic stage 4 cancer) and her extreme anxiety at the prospect. After carefully working through KITE, she decided to make the visit - and followed through asap. So proud of her! Thank you, KITE!

4.5 stars rather than 5 because of some awkward vocabulary:

Repeated references to the reader having been "labelled" with the "label" ADHD. Why not diagnosed with a condition, for example?
Terminology in KITE was not user friendly: Know your situation, Inform yourself (of alternatives), Test the alternatives, Evaluate the alternatives. Hmmmm. We indentified the situation (to visit or not), listed possible approaches (write email, write letter, phone call, visit), determined +/- for each, and (luckily?) the optimal solution stood out clearly.
Options in KITE given as good/bad. Those are not usually difficult decisions! We used advantages/disadvantages or good/better/best instead.

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