Teenagers with ADD and ADHD – Chris Zeigler Dendy

Book review

Realistic teen advice

Dendy presents advice and expertise on helping ADHD teenagers, based on the latest research and her experience as a parent, teacher, school psychologist and mental health counsellor. The book concerns adolescence, when many teens have a tough emotional time, with hormones, peer pressure and social politics all magnified by ADHD differences.

Whether at school or college, in relationships, socialising, with alcohol and drugs a greater freedoms with less support can make ADHD life much more challenging. This book gives parents comprehensive information on diagnosis (this is a US book), treatment options, behavioural & academic issues, parent involvement and advocacy.

Dendy discusses new findings about the role of executive function problems and how they relate to teenagers difficulties with organisational skills, long-range planning, and staying on task. She advises parents on their role in how to work with schools to find strategies for academic success. A well written and clear guide for parents.

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ADHD Coach, Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis is an ADHD Coach, writer and founder of SimplyWellbeing. He has over ten thousand hours and fifteen years of experience in coaching ADHD executives, business professionals and creatives. His expertise with ADHD is personal, with decades of his own experience, bringing up an ADHD child, running a large support group and in coaching clients often for years He has published his writing via this website and has ADHD online courses in development. His business expertise comes from a twenty years career in software, from programming, through marketing, sales and running a few start-ups.

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