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Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School

by Joanne Steer and Kate Horstmann Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Pbk 208 pages
AU$52.99 NZ$55.64
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Young people with ADHD can struggle to develop the skills they need to adapt to new situations and establish greater independence. This fun and interactive workbook is aimed at actively engaging young people with ADHD and supporting them as they negotiate the pitfalls of growing-up, and the transition to secondary or high school.

Each chapter focuses on a different key issue affecting children with ADHD around the time of school transition, such as organization, friendships and stress. If left unaddressed, these difficulties can contribute to low self-esteem, behavioural problems and poor academic achievement. Using tried-and-tested strategies and top tips, this fully-photocopiable workbook will help adults to work collaboratively with young people to learn, test strategies, set goals and develop comprehensive support plans around individual needs.

Suitable for use with individual children or group work, Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School will guide teachers, therapists and support staff in helping young people with ADHD to overcome the challenges of early adolescence in order to improve school performance and personal relationships.

Acknowledgements. Chr 1. Welcome. Ch 2. Getting Started. Ch 3. Feeling Great! Self Esteem. Ch 4. Don't Miss a Thing! Ch 5. Attention and Concentration. Ch 6. Keeping Cool and Calm. Ch 7. Getting Sorted: Organisation. Ch 8. Friends and Mates. Ch 9. Surviving Homework. Ch 10. The Future and Beyond. References. Index.

Highly recommended for anyone working with ADHD kids.
Joanne Steer is a chartered clinical psychologist in The Family Advice and Support Service, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK.
Kate Horstmann is an occupational therapist working in the Evolve Behaviour Support Team, Disability Services, Queensland, Australia. She currently lives in Townsville, Australia.