Overcoming Attention Deficit Disorder in Children, Adolescents, and Adults 4e
Previously published as Attention Deficit Disorder: ADHD and ADD Syndromes, this popular book is now in its fourth edition. It provides up-to-date research and more complete explanations of how Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) interfere with classroom learning, behavior at home, job performance, and social skills development. The cutting-edge content is presented in an easily understood and implemented format. You'll be guided step-by-step through descriptions of the causes and symptoms of ADHD and ADD and of the accompanying "shadow syndromes" that create emotional and social problems.åÊ
Chapter 1-reviews neurological development from conception to adulthood to see where attention deficits originate throughout the human brain
Chapter 2-explores the critical issue of executive function, along with its counterpart, executive dysfunction
Chapters 3 and 4-investigate the challenges of ADHD and ADD in the classroom and the workplace
Chapter 5-describes the many faces of ADHD and ADD that bring conflict and disruption to the classroom, family life, and workplace
Chapter 6-presents the profiles of other kinds of learning differences that often imitate ADHD and ADD
Chapter 7-explains why diet is critical for many individuals with attention deficits, along with the role that medication often plays in overcoming ADHD and ADD
Chapter 8-presents accommodation and compensation strategies that help persons overcome ADHD and ADDåÊ
Appendixes A and B present the helpful Jordan Executive Function Index for children and adults
Appendix C presents the Jordan Attention Deficit Scale
Appendix D points readers to sources of help and information about attention deficit issues.
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