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Your hyperactive child : a parent's guide to coping with attention deficit disorder

Author: Barbara D Ingersoll
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Describes disorders also known as ADD and ADHD.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara D Ingersoll
ISBN: 0385240694 9780385240697 0385240708 9780385240703
OCLC Number: 17297210
Description: xiv, 219 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. What is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder? : Diagnostic guidelines ; Through the years: the hyperactive child from infancy to adulthood --
2. Is my child hyperactive? Diagnosing and evaluating the hyperactive child : How does a doctor make the diagnosis? ; Coping with a diagnosis of ADHD --
3. What causes hyperactivity? : Are parents to blame? ; Was my child born this way? ; Is it something in his environment? ; Is it hereditary? ; Is it caused by disturbances in the brain? --
4. What can we do about it? Medical treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder : Stimulant medication ; Other medications used to treat ADHD ; Other physical approaches to treatment --
5. What else can we do? Psychological methods of treatment : Psychotherapy ; COgnitive training ; Behavior modification --
6. How can the family help? Daily life with the hyperactive child : The problems parents face ; Coping with the problems ; How do other parents cope? --
7. Special problems of the hyperactive child : Wetting and soiling ; Lying and stealing ; "Nobody likes me!" --
8. How can we reach him to teach him? The hyperactive child in school : The school's role in diagnosis ; Guidelines for teachers ; Underachievement and learning disabilities ; Home-school cooperation ; Winning the battle of the homework --
Appendix: Behavior management programs for classroom use.
Responsibility: Barbara Ingersoll ; foreword by Judith L. Rapoport and Alan J. Zametkin.
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