Adolescents (ages 12-20) with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at risk for academic problems, strained relationships, peer rejection and unsafe behavior -- and parents are often at a loss for how to handle these challenges. If Your Adolescent Has ADHD: An Essential Resourcefor Parents provides the up-to-date information and down-to-earth support that parents need. It offers an in-depth look at causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and parenting strategies.
Contrary to what was once believed, ADHD that starts earlier in childhood usually persists into the teen years. Yet even experienced parents are often caught unawares by the fresh challenges that adolescence brings. This book is one of the few to address ADHD in the context of teen friendships, dating, curfews and sports and extracurricular activities. It also offers practical advice from a leading psychologist on determining readiness to drive and instilling good homework and study habits.
This book is a readable, reliable guide to evidence-based treatments for ADHD including behavioral therapy, medications, and educational interventions. Some approaches, such as school-based mentoring, have been little discussed in other parenting books. The authors also offer effective behavioral strategies that can be used at home, including communication and negotiation, problem solving, rewards, strategic punishments and behavioral contracts; and advice for older adolescents on dealing with college, work, and moving away from home.
About the Author
Thomas J. Power, PhDis Director of the Center for Management of ADHD at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of School Psychology in Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Perelman School of Medicine of University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Power has served as editor of School Psychology Review and has co-authored numerous books includingADHD Rating Scale-5 for Children and Adolescents: Checklists, Norms, and Clinical Interpretation,Homework Success for Children with ADHD: A Family-School Intervention Program; andPediatric Psychopharmacology: Combining Medical and PsychosocialInterventions.
Linda Wasmer Andrewsis a freelance journalist who has specialized in writing about health and psychology for more than three decades. Ms. Andrews is author or coauthor of 14 previous books, includingIf Your Adolescent Has Depression or Bipolar DisorderandIf Your Adolescent Has an AnxietyDisorder. She blogs about "Minding the Body" for Psychology Today.