Nationally recognized authority on ADD, Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., is a psychologist who specializes in treating teens and adults. She is the author of A College Survival Guide for Students with Add and LD, and is at work on her next book, Ready, Set, Go! - Making a Successful Transition to Independent Living for Young Adults with ADD. These books, along with Help4ADD@HighSchool, can help teens through the challenging years of high school, college and young adulthood. Dr. Nadeau maintains a private practice in suburban Maryland, near Washington, D.C.
High School feels like a constant hassle.
My parents are always bugging me about grades.
Everyone says, "You're so bright, you just need to try harder."
I can never get myself to study unless there's a test tomorrow.
Even when I do my homework, half the time I forget to turn it in.
Sometimes I wonder if I can really handle college.
I'm sick of hearing about ADD. I just want to be a normal teenager.
Even when I try to read my assignments, my mind wanders.
I feel exhausted most of the time, so how am I supposed to pay attention:
If these sound like comments that you might make, if you are a teenager with Attention Deficit Disorder, this book was written with you in mind. Designed like a web site that you can "surf," its short, easy-to-read, information-packed sections will tell you what you need to know about how to get your life together - for yourself, not for your parents and your teachers. You don't have to read the whole book to find the information you want. Just check out the "home page" and turn to the topics you're interested in.
This book can help make your High School years a time that you can feel good about, instead of one long struggle. Help4ADD@HighSchool includes tips on how to study smarter, not harder; information about your rights in school, and the ways that your high school can help you succeed; tips on getting along better at home; on dating; sex; getting enough sleep, the importance of exercise; and much more. It's a survival guide for high school students with ADD! This is the book you'll want to read, even if your mom bought it for you!
Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D. is one of the best known and most highly respected names in the field of ADD. She is the author of numerous books on ADD, for children, teens and adults, and is a frequent lecturer on many ADD-related topics. She serves on the professional advisory boards of both ADDA and CHADD, the two major ADD advocacy groups in the United States, as well as the Professional Advisory Boards of the National Center for LD and the Law and HEATH Resource Center, a national advocacy center for disabilities in post-secondary education. Dr. Nadeau is the co-editor of ADDvance, A Magazine for Women with ADD, a ground-breaking publication that focuses on issues of women and girls with ADD. Dr. Nadeau's books are known for being practical, down-to-earth, and highly useful guides to leading a successful life as an individual with ADD.