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Rethinking ADHD : Integrated Approaches to Helping Children at Home and at School - Ruth Schmidt Neven

Rethinking ADHD

Integrated Approaches to Helping Children at Home and at School

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Published: 21st December 2012
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A comprehensive and balanced approach to diagnosis and treatment is provided in this guide to ADHD. With the number of children diagnosed with ADHD increasing each year, the book suggests that doctors and parents too often rely on drugs without discussing long-term effects or treating contributing factors. This fresh analysis acknowledges that external factors such as the quality of long-term childcare facilities, the frenetic pace of modern life, social disadvantage, and emotional disruption caused by divorce and family dysfunction all contribute to children's ability to learn, concentrate, and self-regulate behavior. Case studies and practical recommendations for working in partnership with parents and children with behavioral and attention problems are included. Beneficial for teachers, psychologists, therapists, childcare workers, counselors, social workers, and parents, this resource provides a deeper understanding of children with attention and behavior problems.

ContentsRethinking ADHD: Integrated Approaches to Helping Children at Home and at School1 Introduction 2 Neuropsychology and the Diagnostic Dilemmas of ADHD3 A Critique of the Medical Model4 Risk Factors for the Developing Child: A Psychodynamic Approach5 The Capacity for Attention and the Developmental Process6 The Concept of Self Regulation: Creating Links Between a Neuropsychological and a Psychodynamic Approach7 ADHD in a Public Health Context8 Towards a New Paradigm for Helping Children, Parents and Families9 Recommendations for a Multi-disciplinary Approach to ADHDAppendix 1 DSM-IV Criteria for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (American Psychiatric Association 1994)Appendix 2 ICD Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders Criteria (World Health Organization 1993)GlossaryReferencesIndex

ISBN: 9781741151046
ISBN-10: 174115104X
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 21st December 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin