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Putting on the Brakes Activity Book for Kids with Add or ADHD (Paperback)

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This updated edition of the bestselling classic is packed with fun exercises for kids with attention difficulties.

This book will challenge kids and empower them to be the best they can be

What's Inside
  • All about AD/HD
  • All about You
  • Help Managing your AD/HD
  • Friendships
  • Getting Organized
  • Sharpening Your Skills
  • Succeeding in School
The activities are comprehensive and cover practically every area in a kid's life that AD/HD can affect: school; home; behavior and emotion control/regulation; health and nutrition; and self-awareness/self-esteem. It also provides more general information on AD/HD. All of the information is presented to kids in fun, engaging activities that challenge their skills and empower them to strive to be their best.

Includes an Introduction for Parents and Professionals.

From the Introduction:

Once children have begun to understand what it means to have an attention disorder and take steps to positively influence their own lives, they benefit from the opportunity to try ideas on their own and thus develop a repertoire of behaviors that work for them at home and school. This Activity Book introduces a wide range of suggestions that can be used to gain mastery over some of the more difficult aspects of AD/HD: distractibility, impulsivity, poor planning skills, lack of organization, and a sense of isolation from peers....We have attempted to address the issues that children, parents, counselors and teachers have identified as particularly problematic in dealing with AD/HD. Approaching these issues from our combined backgrounds in pediatrics and education has encouraged us to look at the varied ways children with AD/HD can become involved with understanding AD/HD, making improvements, and having fun in the process.

About the Author

Patricia O. Quinn, MD, is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, DC. Dr. Quinn is a well-known international speaker and conducts workshops nationwide about AD/HD, and has authored several best-selling and groundbreaking books on AD/HD including Attention, Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your AD/HD and with co-author Theresa Maitland, PhD, Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen With ADHD or LD for College and On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens With ADHD/LD. In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award.Judith M. Stern, MA, is a teacher and private educational consultant in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in work with children who have learning and attention problems. She is an experienced learning disabilities teacher, reading specialist and classroom teacher. She consults with parents and teachers, speaks nationally on subjects such as attention deficit disorder, learning problems and children's study/organizational skills. She is the co-author of four children's books on AD/HD and LD, including with Uzi Ben-Ami, PhD, Many Ways to Learn, Second Edition: A Kid's Guide to LD. She is also the co-author of The Dyslexia Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers. Joe Lee is an illustrator and author with many years of experience. He is the illustrator of multiple books, including Putting on the Brakes Activity Book for Kids with ADD or ADHD, and an award-winning editorial cartoonist for the Bloomington Herald-Times.He lives in Indiana. Visit him at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781433804410
ISBN-10: 1433804417
Publisher: Magination Press
Publication Date: March 15th, 2009
Pages: 96
Language: English