The Energetic Brain: Understanding and Managing ADHD

Author(s): Cecil R. Reynolds


How to get past the myths, tap into the creativity of the ADHD mind, and thrive ADHD affects millions of people-some 3 to 5% of the general population.


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Cecil R. Reynolds, Ph.D., is emeritus professor of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. Kimberly J. Vannest, Ph.D., is an associate professor in Educational Psychology and Special Education at Texas A&M University. Judith R. Harrison, Ph.D., is a clinical research scientist at Ohio University.

Acknowledgments ix About the Authors xi Foreword by Sally E. Shaywitz xvii Preface xxv Part One: Getting to Know ADHD 1. What Is ADHD? 3 2. What ADHD Looks Like: Common Behaviors and Related Disorders 27 3. How ADHD Affects Family and Friends 51 Part Two: Getting Help 4. Is It Really ADHD? Getting the Right Diagnosis 77 5. How Medication Affects the ADHD Brain 107 6. Nonmedical Interventions That Work 141 Part Three: Managing ADHD from Childhood Through Adulthood 7. Interventions That Strengthen Family Relationships: Strategies for Parents 171 8. Helping Students with ADHD Succeed at School: Strategies for Teachers 199 9. A Crash Course in Special Education and Section 504 231 10. Practical Strategies for College and the Workplace 271 Conclusion 299 Part Four: Appendixes Appendix A: How Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) Helps at School 305 Appendix B: Glossary 331 Notes 369 Index 387

General Fields

  • : 9780470615164
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : Jossey Bass Wiley
  • : February 2012
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 448
  • : Cecil R. Reynolds
  • : Paperback
  • : 616.8589