Sending an ADHD child off to college can be terrifying. Ready for Take-Off
provides a practical, down-to-earth game plan that allows parents and kids to make the break with maximum success and minimal disruption. This book tells parents exactly what to do and-just as important-what not to do! --Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, author, 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 and Surviving Your AdolescentsReady For Take-Off
is the indispensable guide for teens with ADHD and their parents in making the transition to college and then managing college well. Written by real pro's in the ADHD field, this book is practical, useful, needed, and utterly reliable. I recommend it highly! --Edward Hallowell, MD; Harvard Medical School; founder, The Hallowell Centers; author, Married to Distraction: Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Interruption
An Honors NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awards) Winner, 2010. "Fills the huge gap that suddenly appears between the parental involvement (and sometimes micro-managing) of high school, and the independence of college." --National Parenting Publications Awards, 2010
About the Author
Patricia O. Quinn
, MD, is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, DC. Dr. Quinn obtained her medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School. She completed a pediatric internship at Georgetown University Medical Center, a pediatric fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics and Pediatric Psychopharmacology at Georgetown Hospital, and a Pediatric Level 2 residency at Georgetown University Medical Center.
Dr. Quinn is a well-known international speaker and conducts workshops nationwide about ADHD, and has authored several best-selling and groundbreaking books on the topic. In the last decade, she has devoted her attention professionally to the issues confronting girls and women with ADD (ADHD) with a particular interest on the relationship of a mother and child with ADHD. She also feels a strong commitment to working with teenagers and college students with ADHD, helping them to identify and manage issues specific to their age group. In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award. Theresa E. Laurie Maitland
, PhD, is currently the Coordinator of the Academic Success Program for Students with LD/ADHD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been on the staff at UNC since 1994. It is Dr. Maitland's passion to work with individuals with learning, attention and emotional challenges so they can turn those challenges into gifts. Prior to joining the staff at LDS, she worked as a special class teacher at all grade levels, a college professor, an in-service trainer, and a clinician.
In 1984, Dr. Maitland helped develop a unique, private, multidisciplinary clinic for individuals with cognitive, emotional and behavioral challenges and their families. Throughout her career, Dr. Maitland has conducted numerous local workshops and national presentations on topics related to teaching and parenting children, adolescents and young adults with these challenges.
Since 1996 Dr. Maitland and her colleagues at UNC have been studying the field of professional coaching and its application to college students with special learning needs. As a result, in 2003 she became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC).
Dr. Maitland has a private practice which allows her to function as a professional coach and a consultant who specializes in working with teens and adults with learning, attention and emotional challenges and their families. She has co-authored a book titled Coaching College Students with ADHD: Issues and Answers