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ADHD Diagnosis and Management


ADHD Diagnosis and Management

A Practical Guide for the Clinic and the Classroom
Authors: Mark L. Wolraich, George J. DuPaul Ph.D.   Foreword Author: Steven Evans

ISBN: 978-1-59857-035-9
Pages: 216
Copyright: 2010
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Effective, integrated care across clinical, classroom, and home settings: that's what every student with ADHD needs to achieve academic and social success. Now professionals have one complete, highly accessible guide to delivering this kind of coordinated treatment for children in Grades 1–8. Aligned with the AAP's new guidelines for ADHD management, this essential resource is the key to developing a comprehensive treatment program—one that combines the expertise of school psychologists, educators, primary care providers, and the child's family. Professionals will get practical, research-based guidelines that help with every stage of ADHD management, including
  • conducting universal and individual screening for ADHD and comorbid disorders
  • accurately diagnosing ADHD using in-depth information from parents and the other professionals who work with the child
  • using today's most effective interventions for ADHD, with detailed discussion of both psychotropic medications and behavioral strategies in home and school settings
  • developing successful classroom-based strategies that combine the contributions of teachers, parents, peers, and the child himself
  • managing the functional impairments associated with ADHD, including difficulties with academic performance and relationships with peers and authority figures
  • adopting a family-centered approach, so parents are true partners in the diagnosis and management of ADHD
  • maintaining open, coordinated communication between the family, primary care provider, educators, mental health clinicians, and other professionals
To support the whole team as they work toward a solid plan for ADHD management, this guidebook also includes annotated lists of research articles, websites, and books that address the needs of every team member—including teachers, health professionals, and families. And because the book is reader friendly and free of field-specific jargon, it's the one ADHD resource that helps a wide range of professionals understand each other's roles and work together effectively.

An ideal professional development resource for clinicians and educators, this book will help every adult in a child's life contribute to coordinated ADHD care that really improves outcomes.

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Review: Communique
"This clearly written, impeccably organized guide is an excellent recommendation for teachers and parents interested in learning more about diagnostic procedures and treatment methods supported for ADHD."
Review: Book News, Inc.
Review by: Christopher Kratochvil, Chief Medical Officer, UNeHealth; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
"Provides a rare melding of information from the health and educational systems . . . an exceptional resource for clinicians and educators alike."
Review by: Linda Pfiffner, Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
"An outstanding resource for health care providers and educators . . . contains a veritable wealth of the latest evidence-based information for assessing and treating ADHD in clinics and schools and innovative methods for coordinating care across these systems."
Review by: Michael Ching, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Honolulu, Hawaii
"Meticulously researched and accessibly written . . . should be required reading for any front-line professional who works with children with ADHD."
Review by: Eugenia Chan, Director, ADHD Program, Developmental Medicine Center, Children's Hospital Boston
"A friendly, inclusive guide to ADHD . . . Its great strength lies in its emphasis on how health professionals, educators, and families can best work together to optimize treatment."
Review by: Robert Reid, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
"A practical compendium of up-to-date research on assessment and treatment of ADHD. It is an invaluable reference for clinicians or educators who work with students with ADHD."
Review by: Russell Barkley, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
"Highly informative, written in a direct, no-nonsense style, tightly linked to the available contemporary science, and guided by the decades of combined clinical experience of the authors, this is an exceptionally useful guide."
Review by: Mark Stein, Director of ADHD Clinic and Clinical Research Program; Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Bridge[s] the knowledge gap between health care professionals and educators who both care for youth with ADHD . . . a very practical, innovative, and important book."
Review by: Sam Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Attention Disorders
"Sets a new standard for a comprehensive, up to date, scientifically sound desk reference and guide . . . must be on the shelf of every professional working with children with ADHD."
Review by: David Wodrich, Mary Emily Warner Associate Professor, School Psychology Program, Arizona State University
"Concise and packed with up-to-date information; a great resource for clinic-based and school-based professionals."
Review by: Michael Reiff, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine, University of Minnesota; editor, ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide
"Very well written, concise, comprehensive, practical, and highly useful."
Review by: Sandra Rief, author, How to Reach & Teach Children with ADD/ADHD and The ADD/ADHD Checklist
"A valuable resource for understanding what is known about ADHD and using best practices for diagnosing and managing this disorder based upon scientific evidence."
About the Authors
Foreword
Steven W. Evans
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Introduction and History

Chapter 2: Prevalence, Etiology, and Long-Term Outcomes

Chapter 3 Screening Procedures

Chapter 4: Diagnosis

Chapter 5: Functional Impairments

Chapter 6: Treatment Strategies

Chapter 7: The Family's Role

Chapter 8: School Procedures and Interventions

Chapter 9: Communication

Chapter 10: Future Directions

Chapter 11: Resources

Index

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