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ADD and the College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students With Attention Deficit Disorder Paperback – January, 1994


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Magination Pr (January 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0945354584
  • ISBN-13: 978-0945354581
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,236,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Useful for addressing the existence of attention deficit disorder beyond the hyperactivity of childhood, this reassuring book frankly covers the realities and logistics of having ADD. It serves as a helpful guide to selecting and entering college and to succeeding there. Various professionals (physicians, psychologists, educators, and lawyers) and "real life" experts (college students and parents) describe the challenge of ADD and its impact on the college experience in short, lucid chapters. Throughout, the underlying message is that students should recognize the limitations that ADD presents and seek help in finding remedies for their particular problems. Individual sections address the manifestations of ADD, cover various treatments, outline college programs, consider learning accommodations that students might utilize, and review ADD students' legal rights. Good for students (still in high school or new to college), for parents (who are coping with the angst of an adolescent as well as an ADD student), and for high-school and college faculty and administrators in need of some straight talk about ADD. This guidebook is practical, realistic, optimistic, and reassuring for both teens and adults. Irene Wood

About the Author

Dr. Quinn is a developmental pediatrician in the Washington, DC, area. A graduate of Georgetown University Medical School, she specializes in child development and psychopharmacology.

Dr. Quinn has worked for over 28 years in the areas of ADD and learning disabilities. She gives workshops nationwide and has appeared on Lifetime TV’s NEW ATTITUDES and the PBS show TO THE CONTRARY to discuss the issue of girls and women with ADD. Dr. Quinn has also appeared on the PBS program OUTSIDE IN: A Look at Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder.

Dr. Quinn is the author of Adolescents and ADD: Gaining the Advantage, and is also coauthor or coeditor of several other books on ADD. These include the bestselling Putting on the Brakes: A Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (for 8 to 12 year old children), its companion workbook, The "Putting on the Brakes" Activity Book for Young People with ADHD, and The Best of "Brakes": An Activity Book for Kids with ADD, all coauthored or coedited with Judith M. Stern, M.A.

Dr. Quinn lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and four children, two of whom have ADD --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 8, 1999
Format: Paperback
Patricia Quinn, MD has put together a helpful, concise, easy-to-read book that addresses the problems which may develop for students in high school and college. Each chapter is written by a different specialist who offers information on their specific topic. I recommend this book to all my ADD teenaged clients whether or not they want to go on to college. It is an extremely helpful resource.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 2, 1999
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This book helped identify gifted students with ADD who were not doing well in college. The checklist included was helpful for the student in his consultation with the physician who was treating his ADD. The physician liked the checklist so much that he asked to copy it for his files!
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful By K. Coynor on December 7, 2004
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This book is, at best, an intro to ADHD.I bought it hoping that there would be some specific "how to study" tips for highschool and college students with AD/HD, but there is nothing of the sort. In fact, there is very little in this book that isn't found in other books written for children or adults. The chapter, "Legal rights of students with ADD" is useful and relevant, but that is 10 pages out of a 150.

There are two other annoying things about this book. First, Quinn uses the term 'ADD', which has been scientifically obsolete since the 1980s. Second, Quinn's writing style is somewhat condescending.

I would recommend that a person new to their diagnosis, or even somebody who is old hand, read "You Mean I'm not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?" as opposed to this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By N. Johnson on November 9, 2006
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I learned alot form this quick read. I am the mother of a 16 year old girl recently diagnosed with ADD. I learned that much of my frustration with my daughter is really frustration with her ADD. Good info on coping strategies and resources, and an especially nice chapter about ADD as it manifests for girls, as opposed to boys.

My daughter also enjoyed reading it and it helped to improve her self esteem, reinforcing that much of the frustration she has faced was the result of her ADD, and there are ways to work with this so she can enjoy more success in her life.

This book was recommended by the psychologist we worked with.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on November 1, 2008
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I've read much on ADHD, but if I were only reading one book, I would pick this book. Straight forward, well organized, empathetic, thorough, and realistic, this guide provides a road map to success. Additionally, the medication and legal issues sections will serve as handy and quick references. Quinn has provided the ADD student and parent with an outstanding guide book.
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