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Putting on the Brakes Activity Book for Kids with ADD or ADHD, Revised Edition

by Patricia O Quinn and Judith M Stern Magination Press
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Pbk 96 pages
AU$25.99 NZ$26.08
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Putting on the Brakes Activity Book for Kids with ADD or ADHD is an expanded and updated edition of APA’s classic, best-selling workbook. The activities are comprehensive and cover practically every area in a kid’s life that AD/HD can affect: school (homework, test-taking, planning for projects, time management, making friends, proofreading, etc.); home (organizing, taking medication, doing things step-by-step); behavior and emotion control/regulation (anger management, conflict resolution, learning from mistakes, relaxation techniques, etc.); health and nutrition (healthy foods, exercise, getting outside/green space, etc.); and self-awareness/self-esteem (strengths & weaknesses, making friends, etc.).

All of this information is presented to kids in fun, engaging activities that challenge their skills and empower them to strive to be their best. New activities include “Exercise Can Be Fun!”, “Your Exercise Log”, “Finding Your Green Space”, “Recognizing Anger’s Warning Signs”, “Avoiding What Makes You Angry “, “Organizing Your Writing”, and “Practice Outlining”. Exercises from the original book have been updated to reflect new technological advancements (i.e., computers/PDAs). This book is packed with useful and empowering lessons/skills kids can apply to and implement in their daily lives. It shows kids all of the ways they can take control of their AD/HD—the Activity Book teaches them that they have choices that can immensely improve their everyday life.

AUDIENCE: 8- to 13 year olds with ADD/ADHD; school psychologists; counselors; pediatricians; teachers; parents of children with ADD/ADHD.

Patricia O. Quinn, MD, is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, DC. Dr. Quinn is a well-known international speaker and conducts workshops nationwide about AD/HD, and has authored several best-selling and groundbreaking books on AD/HD including Attention, Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your AD/HD and with co-author Theresa Maitland, PhD, Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen With ADHD or LD for College and On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens With ADHD/LD. In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award.

Judith M. Stern, MA, is a teacher and private educational consultant in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in work with children who have learning and attention problems. She is an experienced learning disabilities teacher, reading specialist and classroom teacher. She consults with parents and teachers, speaks nationally on subjects such as attention deficit disorder, learning problems and children's study/organizational skills. She is the co-author of four children's books on AD/HD and LD, including with Uzi Ben-Ami, PhD, Many Ways to Learn, Second Edition: A Kid's Guide to LD. She is also the co-author of The Dyslexia Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers.

Joe Lee is an illustrator and author with many years of experience. He is the illustrator of multiple books, including Putting on the Brakes Activity Book for Kids with ADD or ADHD, and an award-winning editorial cartoonist for the Bloomington Herald-Times.He lives in Indiana. Visit him at