Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar, and More!

ISBN-10: 1843108119

ISBN-13: 9781843108115

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: Martin L. Kutscher, Tony Attwood, Robert R. Wolff, Martin Kutscher

List price: $19.95
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This book is a concise, informal, all-in-one guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals to a range of often co-existing neuro-behavioural disorders in children.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 3/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction
Why this book?
Who is this book for?
How to use this book
Read this Chapter! General Principles of Diagnosis
The "syndrome mix"
First signs
Formal evaluation
Summary
Read this Chapter! General Principles of Treatment
Adjusting your own mindset
Understanding the child's mindset
How to change the child's behavior
Quick quiz on angry behavior
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Defining ADHD
Real-life symptoms of ADHD and executive dysfunction
Neurological basis of ADHD
Treatment of ADHD and disorganization
"Will it all be okay?"
Learning Disabilities and Differences
Learning about learning disabilities
Supporting the child with learning disabilities and differences
Specific learning disabilities
Autistic Spectrum Disorders: An Overview
Skills involved in communication
Categories of communication disorders: sorting them out
Asperger's Syndrome and Its Treatment
Adjustment to being different
Making friends: motivation and encouragement
Managing emotions
Learning: abilities and styles
Special interests
Can the signs become less conspicuous?
Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Treatment
Sensory Integration Dysfunction
How the brain works (in four paragraphs)
What is sensory integration dysfunction?
Getting professional help
Treatment activities for home and school
Tics and Tourette's
Basic definitions
A complex problem
Treatment and accommodations
Depression
Defining depression and dysthymia
Treatment
Bipolar Depression
What is bipolar depression?
Treatment
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
What is oppositional defiant disorder?
Relationship with other disorders
Treatment
Central Auditory Processing Disorders
What is central auditory processing?
Diagnosing CAPD
Treatments at home and school
Medications
Medicating kids? What is this world coming to?
Medications for ADHD
Medications for depression
Medications for anxiety
Medications for OCD
Medications for bipolar depression
Medications for tic disorders
Behavioral Checklist
Quick Quiz on Executive Function
Further Reading: Books and Internet Resources
References
About the Authors
Subject Index
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