How To Reach & Teach Teenagers with ADHD

  • ID: 2215446
  • Book
  • 428 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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What is ADHD? Find out about the causes and developmental characteristics of ADHD from childhood to adolescence.

Is there a treatment plan? This comprehensive resource outlines the preparation and goals for therapeutic intervention, medications and what ADHD teens, teachers and parents should know about them. Includes training programs for building attentions, social skills, organizational/study skills, and anger control.

How can you improve behavior? Dr. Flick present techniques to address non–compliance, inattention, memory difficulty, impulse control disorder, and aggression by strengthening communication, family structure and orientation, and guiding rather than directing the teens behavior. Methods include behavioral contracts, behavior penalty plans, rewards and fines, and guidelines for modifying rules and expectations.

You′ll find 15 useful appendices, with reproducible information handouts for teens, teachers, and parents. Included in a "Twelve–Step Program for Parents and Teachers of ADHD Teens," as well as reproducible "ADHD Diagnostic Checklist and Treatment Organizer."

In short, Dr. Grad Flick gives you one of the most practical and complete resources available for understanding the nature and treatment of attention deficit disorder. He helps adolescents with ADHD prepare for adulthood. He shows how to create a network of support, and he provides the most up–to–date resources for teens, teachers, counselors, and parents.

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About This Book.

CHAPTER 1: What Is ADD/ADHD?

CHAPTER 2: Assessment Of ADHD.

CHAPTER 3: Medical And Clinical Interventions For Adolescent ADHD.

CHAPTER 4: Family Issues For Teens With ADHD.

CHAPTER 5: Educational Issues For ADHD Teens.

CHAPTER 6: Behavior Management For ADHD Teens At Home And In School.

CHAPTER 7: Social Problems Of Teens With ADHD.

CHAPTER 8: Preparing For Adulthood With ADHD.

CHAPTER 9: Network Of Support.

CHAPTER 10: Resources For Teens With ADHD.

Appendices.

Resources.

References.

Index.
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Grad L. Flick received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in 1969 with APA–approved internship at the University of Florida Medical Center. A licensed psychologist since 1971, Dr. Grad L Flick received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in 1969 with APA–approved internship at the University of Florida Medical Center. A licensed psychologist since 1971, Dr. Flick has specializations in neuropsychology and applied psychophysiology. He has been certified in stress management and employee assistance, and he has Fellow and Diplomatic status from the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists. He has also held positions in psychology at the University of New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and has served as consultant to several hospitals in the New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast area. Since 1971, he has been in private practice and is currently director of Seacoast Psychological Associates, Inc. Dr. Flick and his wife, Alma L. Flick, Ph. D., specialize in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, and other learning and behavioral problems. Dr. Grad Flick is also director of the ADD Clinic, which offers year–round programs for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as behavioral and cognitive therapies, and traditional and group therapies. A Summer Camp and summer program for children with ADD/ADHD are also offered.

Dr. Flick, who is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi Regional Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach has numerous publication credits, has conducted many workshops for both parents and teachers on ADD, and has given lectures to various parent and teacher organizations on ADD and Child Management. He is the author of Power Parenting for Children with ADD/ADHD: A Practical Parent′s Guide for Managing Difficult Behaviors (The Center for Applied Research in Education, 1996), ADD/ADHD Behavior–Change Resource Kit (The Center for Applied Research in Education, 1997), and Managing Difficult Behavior in the Classroom: A Pocket Guide for Teachers (Seacoast Publications, 1999). He has over 28 years′ experience in both research and clinical practice with children who present attentional, learning, and/or behavioral disorders. Drs. Grad and Alma Flick have also parented a child with learning disability and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
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