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Interventions for ADHD : treatment in developmental context
Ellison, Anne Teeter.
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New York : Guilford Press, [1998]

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xxi, 378 pages ; 24 cm

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RJ506.H9 T44 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This important volume takes a lifespan perspective on ADHD, dispelling the notion that it is only a disorder of childhood and enabling clinicians to develop effective and appropriate interventions for preschoolers, school-age children, adolescents, and adults. Within a biogenetic, neurodevelopmental framework, the author reviews empirically and clinically based treatment interventions including psychopharmacology, behavior management, parent/teacher training, and self-management techniques. Specific challenges and milestones for each clinical population are examined and related disturbances of self-control and impulsivity are placed in their developmental context.

Author Notes

Phyllis Anne Teeter, EdD, is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the coauthor of Child Neuropsychology: Assessment and Intervention for Neurodevelopmental Disorders and has written numerous book chapters and articles on ADHD. As the cochair of the Committee on Women in School Psychology, Division 16 of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Teeter is presently examining psychosocial issues that promote the well-being of girls and women.

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Teeter (Univ. of Wisconsin) presents an overview of developmental literature and compares the issues of persons diagnosed with ADHD to normal development at the varying stages. She proposes a transactional, neurodevelopmental model of ADHD, where executive function deficits serve as the primary disruption and the characteristics usually associated with ADHD (impaired attention and effort, inhibitory deficits, arousal-modulation deficits, and a tendency to seek immediate reinforcement) are considered secondary symptoms of the disorder. Teeter describes the anatomical and neurochemical substrates of ADHD, as they are currently understood, and emphasizes the interaction of biogenic and environmental. She presents the implications of various types of treatments at each developmental stage; features multimodal therapeutic approaches; discusses problems of comorbid psychological disorders; and reviews problems experienced by a person with ADHD in relating to others and to aspects of the environment. The succinct but comprehensive evaluation of medications and their appropriateness at each life stage makes this book a valuable resource for ADHD sufferers, their parents, and practitioners. Academic libraries will find it a good introduction for those who know little about ADHD or who need to catch up on the latest research. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. L. G. Worthy; Andrew College

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
2 Etiology and Associated Features of ADHD: A Transactional Neurodevelopmental Model
3 Developmental Challenges of the Toddler/Preschool Stage: The Impact of ADHD on Normal Development
4 Intervention Strategies and Techniques for the Toddler/Preschool Stage
5 Developmental Challenges of the Middle Childhood Stage: The Impact of ADHD on Normal Development
6 Intervention Strategies and Techniques for the Middle Childhood Stage
7 Developmental Challenges of the Adolescent Stage: The Impact of ADHD on Normal Development
8 Intervention Strategies and Techniques for the Adolescent Stage
9 Developmental Challenges of Adulthood: The Impact of ADHD on Normal Development and Intervention Options
10 Future Research Trends