Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen with ADHD or LD for College

Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen with ADHD or LD for College

by Theresa E. Laurie Maitland PhD, Patricia O. Quinn MD

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An Honors NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awardss) Winner

Mom's Choice Award for Parenting Books - Special & Exceptional Needs (Gold)

In today’s world, getting accepted to college is only half of the battle. Staying in there is another matter altogether. And for students with ADHD or learning disabilities, staying, thriving, and graduating from college can be very challenging even for the most academically prepared students.

Using college readiness surveys and handy worksheets, Ready for Take-Off teaches you how to promote self-determination, academic, and daily living skills in your teen—skills needed to succeed in college and in life.

Inside you will learn to

  • evaluate your parenting approach and adjust to a coaching style;
  • identify skills your teen needs to develop to successfully transition to college;
  • learn how to have empowering conversations with your teen; and
  • create a readiness plan to allow your teen to slowly and systematically get ready for college.

With this guide, you will become skilled at coaching and boost your teen's college readiness. So, let's go! Are you ready for take-off?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433808913
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 11/16/2010
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 524,241
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Theresa E. Laurie Maitland, PhD, is the Coordinator of the Academic Success Program for Students with LD/ADHD, a program in the Learning Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Maitland specializes in preparing individuals with ADHD/LD for life after high school. She is the co-author of 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.

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.

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Ready for Take-Off is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.