The games, puzzles, activities, articles, and resources in this exciting collection from the newsletter BRAKES offer more than 50 ways for kids to handle the challenges of ADHD. Along with practical tips for solving problems and getting organized, boys and girls can also read about real kids like themselves. And they can discover a wealth of ideas that make life more manageable—and more fun! From the Introduction:Welcome to 50 Activities and Games for Kids with ADHD! This book is a treasure trove of activities and information for kids with attentional disorders who are between the ages of 8 and 13. Originally published in our newsletter Brakes, we felt they were just too good to keep to ourselves! The more than fifty information-packed feature articles, games, puzzles, and letters from real kids offer the helpful suggestions and solutions to everyday problems involving homework, getting along with others, and becoming better organized. Kids, teachers, counselors, and other professionals all share their great ideas in five subject areas: school, sports and recreation, friends, feelings, and families. Enjoy these pages in any order you like. If you're working with a counselor or in a group, you might like to do some of the activities together. No matter how you used this book, you'll learn a lot about yourself and about how to make the most of your many talents and abilities—while having fun! We hope you'll find many new ideas and helpful hints to make life go more smoothly.
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 13 Years|
About the Author
Patricia O. Quinn, MD, is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, DC. Dr. Quinn is a well-known international speaker and conducts workshops nationwide about AD/HD, and has authored several best-selling and groundbreaking books on AD/HD including Attention, Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your AD/HD and with co-author Theresa Maitland, PhD, Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen With ADHD or LD for College and On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens With ADHD/LD. In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award.
Judith M. Stern, MA, is a teacher and private educational consultant in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in work with children who have learning and attention problems. She is an experienced learning disabilities teacher, reading specialist and classroom teacher. She consults with parents and teachers, speaks nationally on subjects such as attention deficit disorder, learning problems and children's study/organizational skills. She is the co-author of four children's books on AD/HD and LD, including with Uzi Ben-Ami, PhD, Many Ways to Learn, Second Edition: A Kid's Guide to LD. She is also the co-author of The Dyslexia Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers. Kate Sternberg grew up in western New York, where she graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in fine arts and a master's in art education. She is the author and illustrator of Mama's Morning, and has illustrated several other children's books, including The Year My Mother was Bald, Oh Brother!, and the Phoebe Flower's Adventures series. Kate is also an art teacher at Stone Middle School in Fairfax County, Virginia.