Introduction Chapter 1: What is ADHD Chapter 2: The History of ADHD Chapter 3: Special Education Legislation Chapter 4: ADHD and the Brain Chapter 5: Why Schoolwork Is so Hard Chapter 6: Social and Emotional Aspects of ADHD Chapter 7: Treatment Chapter 8: Home Life and Family Chapter 9: ADHD Superpowers Chapter 10: Successful People with ADHD Chapter 11: Bullying Chapter 12: College and Career Glossary Resources Notes Index About the Author
John Aspromonte is a school psychologist at the Cooke Center for Learning and Development, Grammar School (NY, NY).
ADHD: The Ultimate Teen Guide is written for adolescents who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is the latest entry in "It Happened to Me," a series by Rowman & Littlefield that provides teenagers with up-to-date, expertly vetted information on a range of social and cultural issues. The book is arranged in 12 chapters that begin with background information and move into practical advice on such topics as bullying, treatment options, and schoolwork. The text is enriched with photographs, figures, tables, and stories from fellow teens. Many of the chapters end in an FAQ section, and the book concludes with a glossary and resources list. The author is a school psychologist with a long history of working with the mentally ill. While his knowledge and expertise shine through, the writing is inconsistent in its target demographic. Examples can range from the schoolyard to the college dormitory, and the simple writing style might make older adolescents feel that they are being talked down to. * CHOICE *