Taking Charge of ADHD (Test Only)

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Introduction: A Guiding Philosophy For Parents of Children With ADHD

  1. Describe the challenge of raising a child with ADHD
  2. List 7 principles of a principle-centered parent
  3. Explain why it is important for the parent of an ADHD child to become an executive parent

Chapter 1: What Is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?

  1. Separate fact from fiction about ADHD
  2. Discuss cases of ADHD children, their diagnoses and treatment
  3. Describe how difficulty sustaining attention affects children with ADHD
  4. Describe five definite symptoms of ADHD and their impact on behavior

Chapter 2: What’s Really Wrong With My Child: Poor Self-Control

  1. Explain how the problems of ADHD can be traced to a delay in the development of inhibition of behavior
  2. Explain how deficiencies in self-speech and rule-governed behavior create problems in ADHD children
  3. Make the neurological connection between the inability to inhibit behavior and ADHD

Chapter 3: What Causes ADHD?

  1. Recount the research on brain injuries and ADHD
  2. Dispel myths about what causes ADHD
  3. Identify parental or family characteristics that increase the odds that the child will have ADHD

Chapter 4: What to Expect: The Nature of the Disorder

  1. Establish criteria for the diagnosis of ADHD
  2. Describe the progression of ADHD from preschool children through school-age children, adolescents and adults
  3. Describe how the symptoms of ADHD change with the situation
  4. Explain mental, physical, behavioral, and emotional problems associated with ADHD

Chapter 5: The Family Context of a Child with ADHD

  1. Describe the interactions of children with ADHD and their mothers
  2. Explain why children with ADHD seem to behave better for their fathers than for their mothers

Chapter 6: Deciding to Have Your Child Evaluated for ADHD

  1. List six conditions that should prompt a parent to seek professional evaluation of their child for ADHD
  2. Identify the type of professional one should call to evaluate a child’s ADHD
  3. Provide ten helpful hints for an effective school evaluation

Chapter 7: Preparing for the Evaluation

  1. Prepare for a psychological or psychiatric evaluation of a child with ADHD
  2. Fill out a Home Situations Questionnaire
  3. Distinguish between ADHD and ADD

Chapter 8: Coping With the Diagnosis of ADHD

  1. Describe various emotions parents are likely to feel upon learning the diagnosis of ADHD for their child
  2. List five things a parent can do to get educated about ADHD

Chapter 9: Fourteen Guiding Principles for Raising a Child With ADHD

  1. Describe fourteen guiding principles for raising a child with ADHD

Chapter 10: Just For Parents: How to Take Care of Yourself

  1. Identify and avoid the source of stress as parents of a child with ADHD
  2. Describe four techniques to cope with the stress of raising a child with ADHD

Chapter 11: Eight Steps to Better Behavior

  1. List eight kinds of behavior that may indicate that the child has oppositional defiant disorder
  2. Describe eight steps that would lead to better behavior from your ADHD child
  3. Give more effective commands to your child so as to improve obedience of your commands

Chapter 12: Taking Charge at Home: The Art of Problem Solving

  1. Describe seven steps for solving problems at home

Chapter 13: How to Help Your Child With Peer Problems

  1. Identify five steps to improve social interaction problems of your child with ADHD
  2. Help a child with ADHD to deal with teasing

Chapter 14: Getting Through Adolescence

  1. Explain what to look for in a school for your child with ADHD
  2. Explain how to choose a teacher for your child with ADHD
  3. Provide advice about classroom structure and curriculum for a child with ADHD

Chapter 16: Success From Kindergarten through Grade 12

  1. Identify seven principles for developing classroom management programs for a child with ADHD
  2. Describe behavior management methods for the classroom for children with ADHD
  3. Manage the academic problems of adolescents with ADHD

Chapter 17: Keeping School Performance in Perspective

  1. Put school performance in proper perspective

Chapter 18: The Stimulants

  1. Formulate questions to ask a physician about ADHD medication
  2. Dispel misconceptions about stimulants for ADHD
  3. Describe how the stimulants work
  4. Describe the side effects of stimulants for ADHD
  5. List factors that should be considered before prescribing stimulants to children with ADHD
  6. Outline parameters that might help a parent in making decision about trying stimulant medication for the child with ADHD

Chapter 19: Other Medicines for ADHD

  1. Identify drugs (other than stimulants) that may be of benefit to those with ADHD
  2. Describe the side effects of tricyclic depressants

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