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About the Author

Dr. David Stein is professor of Psychology at Longwood College in Virginia. In addition to teaching, he has been a clinical practitioner, writer, researcher, and public speaker for over 25 years during which he has campaigned against the use of amphetamine drugs to treat children labeled ADD/ADHD. He is the author of many professional publications and scientific presentations, and has won numerous awards, including the 2000 Outstanding Teacher Award at Longwood College.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; First Edition edition (August 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740718592
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740718595
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.8 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,052,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. David Stein is professor of Psychology at Longwood College in Virginia. In addition to teaching, he has been a clinical practitioner, writer, researcher, and public speaker for over 25 years during which he has campaigned against the use of amphetamine drugs to treat children labeled ADD/ADHD. He is the author of many professional publications and scientific presentations, and has won numerous awards, including the 2000 Outstanding Teacher Award at Longwood College.

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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Samuel D. Ravenel on September 5, 2001
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I am a practicing pediatrian with a heavy emphasis on behavioral problems. After reading Dr. Stein's former book RITALIN IS NOT THE ANSWER, although skeptical because so much of conventional "wisdom" about managing ADD was challenged, I cautiously began to offer this approach to select parents. The results were impressive in several cases, and this fueled my desire to learn more about Dr. Stein's approach. Having now begun to offer the CSP (Skilled Caregivers Program) for any parent who prefers a non-medication method of dealing with ADD/ADHD behaviors, I continue to experience success in a number of cases where previously medication offered the only hope for improvement. The current volume amplifies on what Dr. Stein has previously written, and adds a number of areas to supplement the fundamental behavioral premises and techniques. Having had an opportunity to read the manuscript twice prior to its current availability, I am most impressed and unhestitatingly recommend it for any parent dealing with this issue and for professionals who would like to be able to help parents to manage their child's behavior problems effectively without having to resort to medications.
A chapter on Dr. Stein's ideas about why we may be experiencing such an explosion of the behaviors defining what we have labelled as ADD/ADHD is outstanding and thought-provoking. I agree with his overall assessment that this behavioral syndrome likely represents basically a culturally derived phenomenon rather than a biological or neurological one.
The discussion of both the importance of, and how to carry out, positive reinforcement for appropriate behavior is outstanding and provides the book a commendable balance while dealing with oppositional behavior. I encourage fellow professionals who might initially hesitate to consider seriously Dr. Stein's conceptualization and recommended approach, to do themselves a favor and read this book.
S. DuBose Ravenel, M.D, F.A.A.P.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By "isaacsmommie" on October 5, 2002
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After reading all the reviews for this book...I thought that it desperately needed a review from a parent who read and practiced the book. I am a graduate student in Social Work and a mom to a child that I DID NOT want to medicate. I wanted to try behavioral approach first. I can tell you that after two weeks my child's behaviors improved at home by 90%. It has now been 3 months and his behaviors at school have improved but are not completely gone. So in the next few weeks we plan to put in place the report card system. I know alot of professionals will say that it hasn't been long enough to evaluate. So I will post again at the 6 month mark and then the 1 year mark and let you all know how it is going.
I don't think that this book is meant as a Professional Journal it is meant for parents...like me...that hear over and over again what a disjustice we are doing to our children by NOT medicating. Well BRAVO to Dr. Stein for standing up and saying that it is possible to have an IA/HM child that can function appropriately...without the use of stimulants.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 7, 2002
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I bought this book seeking help for my unruly 5 year old child, who certainly fit the ADHD description on the "diagnosis" checklists, but was too young to actually be diagnosed. I wanted to do something about her behavior before she got into school. I was not faced with the medication question at the time, and was hoping to avoid it altogether.
This book was great. The behavior modification program he describes worked wonderfully. It has transformed our child and our family dynamic greatly. What the program does is put the consequences of the child's behavior squarely on the child's shoulders. "Punishment" is a lengthy (10+ minutes) timeout in a boring room. (Spanking is only advocated if necessary in order to get a child to stay in the chair, and then on a very limited basis. It is not a regular part of the timeout.)
The theory, as I understand it, is that this type of child loves stimulation, and the absence of it -- sitting in a chair in a boring room with nothing to look at or do -- is an effective punishment. Instead of pleading with my child or yelling at her or cajoling her, etc., I simply say "timeout" and off she goes. (And yes, amazingly, she does go to and stay in the chair, without being spanked. Don't ask me why, but she does.) At the end of the time she has to be able to tell me why she was sent. I can think of only one occasion on which she really did not know why.
I lent my book to a neighbor whose son fit the general ADHD profile, and she had similar results. She has since recommened it to 5 others.
I don't know how the author's research stacks up scientifically. Again, I was not looking for drug information.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By "jmaas_home" on May 11, 2002
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As a graduate student who shares Dr. Stein's concern over the the increasing number of young children placed on methylphenidate, I purchased his book hoping to get a legitimate, empirically supported, behavior program I can offer to parents who are leary about medicating their children. While I will admit that I do plan to incorporate Dr. Stein's CSP (Caregivers' Skills Program) model with parents because I do think it could work, I was very disappointed that the book offered no significant data supporting his treatment. He goes to great lengths to "debunk" what he calls the "junk science" that underlies the pro-Ritalin argument, but when it comes to him offering quantifiable, "good science" data in support of CSP, his methodology is as bad or worse than the pro-Ritalin camp's! Statements such as "I've worked with thousands of kids" or "80% of children using the CSP at home no longer have problems at school" may sound impressive, but anyone who reads professional literature will know better than to trust such vague, unsupported statements. Dr. Stein takes great pains to promote an "us vs. them" debate, where he goes so far as to call Ritalin proponents unethical and borderline criminal. This antagonist stance will not help his cause (or the cause of anyone else who wants to see Ritalin use decrease) at all. If Dr. Stein really wanted to prove his system worked, if he really wanted to demonstrate that Ritalin is not the answer, then he would do good, valid, and reliable research on the CSP. He has published an article, stating that something like 11 of 12 cases improved, but that is a very small sample to base an entire book on. Personally, I would love to see him take that research to a larger scale.Read more ›
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