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Kids in the syndrome mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, bipolar, and more!
Kutscher, Martin L.
Adult Nonfiction RJ506.B44 K88 2005

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. 11
Why this book?p. 11
Who is this book for?p. 12
How to use this bookp. 13
1 - Read this Chapter! General Principles of Diagnosisp. 15
The "syndrome mix"p. 15
First signsp. 17
Formal evaluationp. 20
Summaryp. 22
2 - Read this Chapter! General Principles of Treatmentp. 23
Adjusting your own mindsetp. 23
Understanding the child's mindsetp. 27
How to change the child's behaviorp. 29
Quick quiz on angry behaviorp. 39
3 - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorderp. 41
Defining ADHDp. 41
Real-life symptoms of ADHD and executive dysfunctionp. 45
Neurological basis of ADHDp. 50
Treatment of ADHD and disorganizationp. 51
"Will it all be okay?"p. 59
4 - Learning Disabilities and Differencesp. 61
Learning about learning disabilitiesp. 61
Supporting the child with learning disabilities and differencesp. 66
Specific learning disabilitiesp. 69
5 - Autistic Spectrum Disorders: An Overviewp. 85
Skills involved in communicationp. 86
Categories of communication disorders: sorting them outp. 91
6 - Asperger's Syndrome and Its Treatmentp. 105
Adjustment to being differentp. 105
Making friends: motivation and encouragementp. 109
Managing emotionsp. 117
Learning: abilities and stylesp. 120
Special interestsp. 122
Can the signs become less conspicuous?p. 126
7 - Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disordersp. 127
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)p. 127
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)p. 131
Treatmentp. 131
8 - Sensory Integration Dysfunctionp. 135
How the brain works (in four paragraphs)p. 135
What is sensory integration dysfunction?p. 136
Getting professional helpp. 140
Treatment activities for home and schoolp. 142
9 - Tics and Tourette'sp. 147
Basic definitionsp. 147
A complex problemp. 148
Treatment and accommodationsp. 151
10 - Depressionp. 155
Defining depression and dysthymiap. 155
Treatmentp. 158
11 - Bipolar Depressionp. 161
What is bipolar depression?p. 162
Treatmentp. 164
12 - Oppositional Defiant Disorderp. 171
What is oppositional defiant disorder?p. 171
Relationship with other disordersp. 173
Treatmentp. 174
13 - Central Auditory Processing Disordersp. 178
What is central auditory processing?p. 178
Diagnosing CAPDp. 180
Treatments at home and schoolp. 184
14 - Medicationsp. 189
Medicating kids? What is this world coming to?p. 189
Medications for ADHDp. 193
Medications for depressionp. 197
Medications for anxietyp. 199
Medications for OCDp. 201
Medications for bipolar depressionp. 201
Medications for tic disordersp. 203
Appendix 1 - Behavioral Checklistp. 204
Appendix 2 - Quick Quiz on Executive Functionp. 206
Appendix 3 - Further Reading: Books and Internet Resourcesp. 209
Referencesp. 216
About the Authorsp. 218
Subject Indexp. 219


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