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The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenti...
by Ross W. Greene PhD

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

May 20, 2014

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<p><strong>A groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intractable behaviors, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field.</strong></p><p>What’s an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration—crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse. A child whose frequent, severe outbursts leave his or her parents feeling frustrated, scared, worried, and desperate for help. Most of these parents have tried everything-reasoning, explaining, punishing, sticker charts, therapy, medication—but to no avail. They can’t figure out why their child acts the way he or she does; they wonder why the strategies that work for other kids don’t work for theirs; and they don’t know what to do instead.<br /><br />Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren’t attention-seeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren’t passive, permissive pushovers. Rather, explosive kids are lacking some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving, and they require a different approach to parenting. <br /><br />Throughout this compassionate, insightful, and practical book, Dr. Greene provides a new conceptual framework for understanding their difficulties, based on research in the neurosciences. He explains why traditional parenting and treatment often don’t work with these children, and he describes what to do instead. Instead of relying on rewarding and punishing, Dr. Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving model promotes working with explosive children to solve the problems that precipitate explosive episodes, and teaching these kids the skills they lack.</p>
Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Atte...
by , John J. Ratey

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English

Pages

402

Publication Date

September 13, 2011

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Groundbreaking and comprehensive, <i>Driven to Distraction </i>has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. <br /> <br />Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approac...
by , Richard Guare

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

November 30, 2011

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<DIV>There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" 4- to 13-year-old might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial "executive skills"--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how.<BR /><BR /> See also the authors' Smart but Scattered Teens and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, an academic planner for middle and high school students and related titles for professionals.</DIV>
Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative...
by Russell A. Barkley

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

April 29, 2013

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<DIV>From distinguished researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this treasured parent resource gives you the science-based information you need about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment. It also presents a proven eight-step behavior management plan specifically designed for 6- to 18-year-olds with ADHD. Offering encouragement, guidance, and loads of practical tips, Dr. Barkley helps you:<BR /><BR />*Make sense of your child's symptoms.<BR />*Get an accurate diagnosis.<BR />*Work with school and health care professionals to get needed support.<BR />*Learn parenting techniques that promote better behavior.<BR />*Strengthen your child's academic and social skills.<BR />*Use rewards and incentives effectively.<BR />*Restore harmony at home.<BR /><BR />Updated throughout with current research and resources, the third edition includes the latest facts about medications and about what causes (and doesn't cause) ADHD.<BR /><BR />See also Dr. Barkley's bestselling <I>Taking Charge of Adult ADHD</I>.<BR /><BR />Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit<BR /></DIV>
Raising Your Spirited Child, Third Edition: A Guide for Parents W...
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

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English

Pages

530

Publication Date

September 08, 2015

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<p>The spirited child—often called "difficult" or "strong willed"—possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited children are wired to be "more"; by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and more uncomfortable with change than the average child. In this newly revised third edition of the award-winning classic, Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka provides vivid examples of real-life challenges and a refreshingly positive viewpoint. Within these pages you will find:</p><ul> <li> New strategies for managing intensity levels—not just the spirited child's, but yours too</li> <li> A simple, four-step program for peaceful bedtimes, mealtimes, holidays, and many other commonly challenging situations</li> <li> A focus on your child's strengths</li> <li> Steps for teaching your child how to be a problem solver and how to work with others</li> <li> Updated guidance on establishing clear limits</li> <li> And more!</li></ul><p>Charts and quick tips make this newly updated edition an indispensable guide for fostering a supportive, encouraging, and loving environment for children.</p>
The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic
by , Peter Stastny

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English

Pages

189

Publication Date

January 01, 2009

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<div>“<I>The Lives They Left Behind</I> is a deeply moving testament to the human side of mental illness, and of the narrow margin which so often separates the sane from the mad. It is a remarkable portrait, too, of the life of a psychiatric asylum—the sort of community in which, for better and for worse, hundreds of thousands of people lived out their lives. Darby Penney and Peter Stastny’s careful historical (almost archaeological) and biographical reconstructions give us unique insight into these lives which would otherwise be lost and, indeed, unimaginable to the rest of us.” —<B>Oliver Sacks</B><BR><BR>“Fascinating. . . . The haunting thing about the suitcase owners is that it’s so easy to identify with them.” —<I><B>Newsweek</B></I><BR><BR>When Willard State Hospital closed its doors in 1995, after operating as one of New York State’s largest mental institutions for over 120 years, a forgotten attic filled with suitcases belonging to former patients was discovered. Using the possessions found in these suitcases along with institutional records and doctors’ notes from patient sessions, Darby Penney, a leading advocate of patients’ rights, and Peter Stastny, a psychiatrist and documentary filmmaker, were able to reconstruct the lives of ten patients who resided at Willard during the first half of the twentieth century. <br /><BR><I>The Lives They Left Behind</I> tells their story. In addition to these human portraits, the book contains over 100 photographs as well as valuable historical background on how this state-funded institution operated. As it restores the humanity of the individuals it so poignantly evokes, <I>The Lives They Left Behind</I> reveals the vast historical inadequacies of a psychiatric system that has yet to heal itself.<BR></div>
The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
by Tony Attwood

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English

Pages

418

Publication Date

September 28, 2006

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<p>The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). Now including a new introduction explaining the impact of DSM-5 on the diagnosis and approach to AS, it brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults.</p><p>Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible. Chapters examine:</p><p> * causes and indications of the syndrome<br /> * the diagnosis and its effect on the individual<br /> * theory of mind<br /> * the perception of emotions in self and others<br /> * social interaction, including friendships<br /> * long-term relationships<br /> * teasing, bullying and mental health issues<br /> * the effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, movement and co-ordination skills<br /> * career development.</p><p>There is also an invaluable frequently asked questions chapter and a section listing useful resources for anyone wishing to find further information on a particular aspect of AS, as well as literature and educational tools.</p><p>Essential reading for families and individuals affected by AS as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in contact with people with AS, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition.</p><p>'I usually say to the child, "Congratulations, you have Asperger's syndrome", and explain that this means he or she is not mad, bad or defective, but has a different way of thinking.'<br />- from The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome</p>
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy wit...
by Naoki Higashida

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English

Pages

193

Publication Date

August 27, 2013

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<b>“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, <i>The Daily Show</i></b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b><br /><b>NPR • <i>The Wall Street Journal • Bloomberg Business • Bookish</i></b><br /><br /><b>FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD • <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />You’ve never read a book like <i>The Reason I Jump</i>. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.<br />  <br /> Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences, and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. Questions such as: “Why do people with autism talk so loudly and weirdly?” “Why do you line up your toy cars and blocks?” “Why don’t you make eye contact when you’re talking?” and “What’s the reason you jump?” (Naoki’s answer: “When I’m jumping, it’s as if my feelings are going upward to the sky.”) With disarming honesty and a generous heart, Naoki shares his unique point of view on not only autism but life itself. His insights—into the mystery of words, the wonders of laughter, and the elusiveness of memory—are so startling, so strange, and so powerful that you will never look at the world the same way again.<br />  <br /> In his introduction, bestselling novelist David Mitchell writes that Naoki’s words allowed him to feel, for the first time, as if his own autistic child was explaining what was happening in his mind. “It is no exaggeration to say that <i>The Reason I Jump</i> allowed me to round a corner in our relationship.” This translation was a labor of love by David and his wife, KA Yoshida, so they’d be able to share that feeling with friends, the wider autism community, and beyond. Naoki’s book, in its beauty, truthfulness, and simplicity, is a gift to be shared.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Reason I Jump</i></b><br /><br />“This is an intimate book, one that brings readers right into an autistic mind.”<b>—<i>Chicago Tribune </i>(Editor’s Choice)</b><br /><br />“Amazing times a million.”<b>—Whoopi Goldberg, <i>People</i></b><br /><br />“<i>The Reason I Jump</i> is a Rosetta stone. . . . This book takes about ninety minutes to read, and it will stretch your vision of what it is to be human.”<b>—Andrew Solomon, <i>The Times </i>(U.K.)</b><br /><br />“Extraordinary, moving, and jeweled with epiphanies.”<b><i>—The Boston Globe</i></b><br /> <br />“Small but profound . . . [Higashida’s] startling, moving insights offer a rare look inside the autistic mind.”<b>—<i>Parade</i></b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Out-of-Sync Child (The Out-of-Sync Child Series)
by Carol Kranowitz

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English

Pages

381

Publication Date

April 04, 2006

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<b>The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)--and presents a drug-free approach that offers hope for parents--now revised and updated.</b><br /><br />Does your child exhibit...<br /><br /><i>Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to touch or movement?</i> A child with SPD may be a "sensory avoider," withdrawing from touch, refusing to wear certain clothing, avoiding active games--or he may be a "sensory disregarder," needing a jump start to get moving.<br /><br /><i>Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to sounds, sights taste, or smell?</i> She may cover her ears or eyes, be a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory cues.<br /><br /><i>Cravings for sensation?</i> The "sensory craver" never gets enough of certain sensations, e.g., messy play, spicy food, noisy action, and perpetual movement.<br /><br /><i>Poor sensory discrimination? </i>She may not sense the difference between objects or experiences--unaware of what she's holding unless she looks, and unable to sense when she's falling or how to catch herself.<br /><br /><i>Unusually high or low activity level?</i> The child may be constantly on the go--wearing out everyone around him--or move slowly and tire easily, showing little interest in the world.<br /><br /><i>Problems with posture or motor coordination?</i> He may slouch, move awkwardly, seem careless or accident-prone.<br /><br />These are often the first clues to Sensory Processing Disorder--a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. <i>The Out-of-Sync Child</i> offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals--and a drug-free treatment approach for children.<br /><br />This revised edition includes new sections on vision and hearing, picky eaters, and coexisting disorders such as autism and Asperger's syndrome, among other topics.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon

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English

Pages

976

Publication Date

November 13, 2012

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<B>From the National Book Award–winning author of <I>The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression </I>comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In <I>Far from the Tree, </I>Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.</B> <BR><BR>Solomon’s startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, as are the triumphs of love Solomon documents in every chapter. <BR><BR>All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent parents should accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on forty thousand pages of interview transcripts with more than three hundred families, Solomon mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges. Whether considering prenatal screening for genetic disorders, cochlear implants for the deaf, or gender reassignment surgery for transgender people, Solomon narrates a universal struggle toward compassion. Many families grow closer through caring for a challenging child; most discover supportive communities of others similarly affected; some are inspired to become advocates and activists, celebrating the very conditions they once feared. Woven into their courageous and affirming stories is Solomon’s journey to accepting his own identity, which culminated in his midlife decision, influenced by this research, to become a parent. <BR><BR>Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original thinker, <I>Far from the Tree </I>explores themes of generosity, acceptance, and tolerance—all rooted in the insight that love can transcend every prejudice. This crucial and revelatory book expands our definition of what it is to be human.

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