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Power Parenting for Children with ADD/ADHD: A Practical Parent's Guide for Managing Difficult Behaviors

ISBN: 978-0-87628-877-1
288 pages
May 1996, Jossey-Bass
Power Parenting for Children with ADD/ADHD: A Practical Parent

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As a professional working with all types of children on a daily basis, you know what a positive influence parents can have on a child's success in school and beyond. You also know how essential parental involvement is for children with attention deficit disorders, especially when the child's difficult behaviors controlsituations with his or her peers, siblings, and adults. Now you can give parents guidance and hope in dealing with their children through Power Parenting for Children with ADD/ADHD: A Practical Parent's Guide for Managing Difficult Behaviors. Written in clear, nontechnical language, this much-needed guide provides practical, real-life techniques and activities to help parents.
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Table of Contents

About the Author.

Foreword.

How This Book Will Help Parents of Children with ADD/ADHD.

How To Use This Book.

Model Behavioral Programs.

Acknowledgments.

1. Characteristics of Attention Deficit Disorder.

2. Behavioral Determinants.

3. Managing Your Child's ADD Behavior.

4. Antecedents: What Comes First?

5. Behaviors: A Problem-Oriented Approach.

6. Consequences: What's Effective and What's Not?

7. Creating Appropriate Behaviors.

8. Removing or Decreasing Inappropriate Behaviors.

9. Setting Up a Token Economy or a Point System.

10. How the Home and School Can Work Together.

11. Working with Your Child's Teacher.

12. Special Problems for the Child with ADD/ADHD.

13. Other Interventions to Use with Your Child.

14. Playing the "Attention Training Game".

15. What Does the Future Hold for the Child with ADD/ADHD.

16. Final Words for Parents.

References.

Appendix A: The ADD Clinic.

Appendix B: CH.A.D.D. Fact Sheet on ADD.

Appendix C: Information for Teachers.

Appendix D: Forms, Charts, and Graphs.

Appendix E: Recommended Resources.

Appendix F: Glossary.

Index.
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Author Information

Grad L. Flick, Ph.D., has extensive experience in both research and clinical practice with children who have attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, and emotional problems. He has also lectured and published extensively on ADD and child behavior management. Dr. Flick and his wife are the parents of a child with a learning disability and attention deficit disorder.
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