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Contents Introduction Why this book? Who is this book for? How to use this book 1. Diagnosis: General Principles The "syndrome mix" First signs Formal evaluation Summary 2. Treatment: General Principles Adjusting your own mindset Understanding the child's mindset How to change the child's behavior Quick quiz on angry behavior 3. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Defining ADHD Real-life symptoms of ADHD and executive dysfunction Neurological basis of ADHD Treatment of ADHD and disorganization "Will it be okay?" 4. Learning Disabilities (by Robert R. Woolf and Martin L. Kutscher) Learning about learning disabilities Supporting the child with learning disabilities Specific learning disabilities 5. Autistic Spectrum Disorders: An Overview Skills involved in communication Categories of communication disorders: Sorting them out 6. Asperger's Syndrome and Its Treatment (by Tony Attwood) Adjustment to being different Making friends: Motivation and encouragement Managing emotions Learning: Abilities and style Special interests Can the signs become less conspicuous? 7. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Generalized anxiety disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder Treatment 8. Sensory Integration Dysfunction (by Joelle Glick) How the brain works (in four paragraphs) What is sensory integration dysfunction? Getting professional help Treatment activities for home and school 9. Tics and Tourette's Basic definitions A complex problem Treatment and accommodations 10. Depression Defining depression and dysthymia Treatment 11. Bipolar Depression What is bipolar depression? Treatment 12. Oppositional Defiant Disorder What is oppositional defiant disorder? Relationship with other disorders Treatment 13. Central Auditory Processing Disorders What is central auditory processing? Diagnosing CAPD Treatments at home and school 14. Medications Medicating kids? What is this world coming to? Medications for ADHD Medications for depression Medications for anxiety Medications for OCD Medications for bipolar depression Medications for tic disorders Appendix 1: Behavioral Checklist Appendix 2: Quick Quiz on Executive Dysfunction Appendix 3: Further Reading: Books and Internet Resources References About the Authors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Behavior disorders in children.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Learning disabled children.
Tourette syndrome in children.
Manic-depressive illness in children.
Autism in children.