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Teaching Teens With ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits: A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents Paperback – May 12, 2011

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This is a marvelously written, easily read and richly informative book on understanding and managing the executive, organization, attention, and other deficits associated with ADHD/ADD in children and adolescents. The information provided here is refreshingly science-based and remarkably useful instead of just being recycled or wholly invented clinical folklore. The author has not only worked with legions of families having ADHD children, but has lived with the disorder in her own family as well and so knows well of what she preaches in these pages. Both parents and teachers will find here numerous recommendations for addressing the home and school problems often associated with this disorder. In short, if you have a child with ADHD, you need to read this book. --Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina
Author of Taking Charge of ADHD

After reading Teaching Teens, you'll be empowered to create a climate in which your student can do well. This book should be in the backpack of every parent and teacher who is involved with children, teens, or young adults with ADHD. --ADDitude Magazine, Summer 2011

After reading Teaching Teens, you'll be empowered to create a climate in which your student can do well. This book should be in the backpack of every parent and teacher who is involved with children, teens, or young adults with ADHD. --ADDitude Magazine, Summer 2011

About the Author

Chris Dendy has more than thirty years of experience as a teacher, school psychologist, mental health counselor, administrator, and national consultant. She is the mother of three children, two of whom have ADD. She is also the author of Teenagers with ADD and ADHD (Woodbine House, 2006).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 375 pages
  • Publisher: Woodbine House; 2nd Revised edition (May 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606130161
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606130162
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #222,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chris Abney Zeigler Dendy, a popular author, mother of three children and five grandchildren with ADHD, speaks with authority on ADHD from her perspective both as a parent, former educator and school psychologist with 40+ years experience.
She and her husband, Tommy, provide ADHD training nationally and internationally. Their more interesting international training events were in Athens Greece, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, London, and several cities in Canada. Dendy's husband, a Naval Academy graduate, speaks about discipline from his unique military perspective. He also shares the parenting lessons he has learned. During the last 20 years, the Dendy's have given presentations on ADHD in most of the 50 states.
She has authored four books on ADHD, created the "ADHD Iceberg," and produced two DVDs, "Real Life ADHD: A DVD survival guide for teens," and "Father to Father: Expert advice on ADHD". Dendy's husband is a featured speaker in their "Father to Father" DVD. Their son, Alex Zeigler was the videographer and editor for both DVDs. In addition, Alex was co-author of their "Bird's-Eye View" book and co-creator of the "ADHD Iceberg". Zeigler Dendy was the lead author and editor for the "CHADD Educators Manual on ADHD" plus was the co-creator of "CHADD's Teacher to Teacher training modules."
Zeigler Dendy has received numerous awards for her distinguished work in this field: CHADD's Lifetime Achievement Award and Hall of Fame Award; ADDA-SR's Eisenberg Award. Visit Chris Dendy's website for free articles.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Julie Patrick on May 1, 2013
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I am only half way through reading this book and it has helped me immensely. The iceberg diagram helped my ADD child and me prepare for a 504 meeting at the school. It helped us come up with all of the problems she is experiencing with ADD and Executive Function Deficits so that we could point to the diagram and show how they all are related. Also the description of accommodations that can be made by the teachers is amazing. I am ordering extra copies of the book to give to the teachers so I can say to them, "Here is a book I think you need to read so you can provide the accommodations my daughter deserves."
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Kampen on May 25, 2013
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I have a teen with ADHD, and I also have ADHD. The book had some very useful information, BUT, also did a lot of cross referencing to other sections of the book - I would start to read one section, and by the time I finished reading, I might have looked at 5 or 6 sections, and not finished any of them. Once you get used to that, it is a good book. There are also several other ones that are just as useful as well. You do not need to buy the Parent version and the Teacher version of this book - I have both, and they have a lot of the same information in both. The parent version had a section on dealing with driving, curfews, etc. and theTeacher one has more on techniques for the classroom.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Patterson on November 13, 2012
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This book is written by a teacher, and a mother, and she has combined her strengths and knowledge to write these informative, precise and useful "one-pagers" or "two-pagers" on a specific aspect of working with a student with executive functioning deficits. The short summaries are great to give to a principal or administrator to explain what the disorder is. Her advice is very practical, and she finds lots of ways of working within the general education environment to help these kids.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scott W. Johnson on February 7, 2013
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This book has an incredible amount of info. I work with ADHD youth as a coach and tutor and use this resource frquently, especially with parents. The book is organized in a way that makes it really easy for parents and educators to quickly find the info they need.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sandy on March 8, 2014
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My teenage grandson is more ADD & Executive Function Deficits than HD. He has struggled thru school and is now a junior in high school. This by far, is his worst year. My grandson does not go to a public school, which have plans set up for students with ADHD.
I purchased this book for my daughter to help her and the teachers at his high school set up a plan. The principal and teachers at the private school he attends are now working with him and are using some of the material in this quick reference guide, to get him thru his last two years of high school.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By betsy on January 16, 2013
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This book has a wealth of information for the parent and teacher.
I found it extremly helpful in understanding ADD and all the underlying
or unseen symptoms. Very helpful for teachers as well. Great list of
accomodations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gisela Donovan on January 10, 2013
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I've read several books on this subject and thought this one to be the best. The author has experience as a teacher, mother of ADHD , and psychologist.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jo Lloyd on June 18, 2013
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Easy to read and in a useable format. I have several ways I will use it to help parents, students, teachers, and fellow counselors.
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