The ADD ADHD Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents by Sandra F. Rief M.A.

By Sandra F. Rief M.A.

The bestselling consultant, totally revised and up to date, supplying sensible info and tips on how to aid each baby with ADHD succeedThe ADD/ADHD list is helping mom and dad and academics to raised comprehend youngsters and teens with cognizance difficulties and supply the type of aid and intervention that's an important to young ones' luck. offered in a concise, easy-to-read list structure, the e-book is full of sensible recommendation and data on a variety of themes, together with what we do and do not learn about ADHD, possible reasons, serious parts for college luck, the main mostly prescribed medicinal drugs, what youngsters with ADHD desire at domestic, powerful behavioral options, tips to support teenagers remain equipped, and advocating for an ADHD baby.

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Appropriate medical treatment requires well-managed and carefully monitored use of medication(s) for ADHD. When there are coexisting disorders, various medications may be prescribed in the treatment of those other conditions, as well. 7. • Behavior modification and specific behavior management strategies implemented at home and school. Both parents and teachers learn how to provide clear, consistent structure, follow-through, and effective use of rewards and consequences. indd 34 6/16/08 9:42:23 AM Basic Information on ADHD 35 reinforcement) to help increase the child’s positive, appropriate behaviors and reduce the undesirable, unwanted behaviors.

4) • Behavior modification techniques are a cornerstone of behavioral intervention for ADHD. Children with ADHD require more external motivation, including the chance to earn rewards with higher frequency, than other children typically need because their internal controls are less mature and they have trouble delaying gratification. • Negative consequences or punishments are also effective in changing behavior, particularly use of time-out procedures and loss of privileges when they are implemented correctly and judiciously.

Indd 43 6/16/08 9:42:26 AM 44 S ECT ION ONE mood swings, and emotionality. They are not typically used for treating depression in children. • Some side effects are fatigue, stomachache, dry mouth, rash, dizziness, accelerated heart rate, and possible risk of cardiac arrhythmias. • Another drug used sometimes in the treatment of ADHD that is also an antidepressant, but a different type—not a tricyclic, but what is called an atypical antidepressant—is Wellbutrin (bupropion). • In more complicated cases of ADHD, much less commonly used medications may be prescribed, such as clonidine (Catapres) and guanfacine (Tenex), which are antihypertensives.

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