Combining the latest research evidence with the authors practical expertise, Helping Children with ADHD offers a complete intervention programme for flexibly delivering behavioural and cognitive interventions to children aged 6-12 with ADHD and associated conditions.
Redefines and develops best practice in the application of cognitive and behavioural techniques to help children aged 6-12 with ADHD and associated comorbid conditions, including learning difficulties
Offers a range of engaging resources within a pragmatic and practically-focused approach; modular structure allows the interventions to be selected and tailored according to the particular age, ability and needs of the individual child
An appendix of entertaining stories about Buzz, a boy with ADHD, provides structural narrative while also teaching core skills in areas such as keeping calm, planning, managing impulsivity and dealing with anxiety
Straightforward, accessible language allows the techniques to be used by those without expert clinical training; dedicated sections provide advice for using the approach in school, home and group contexts
A companion website provides downloadable materials including illustrated patient worksheets to accompany the narrative stories
Susan Young is a clinical academic working at the Centre for Mental Health, Imperial College London, UK, and Visiting Professor at Reykjavik University, Iceland. She was previously employed as a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Maudsley Hospital, where she set up and developed the psychology service at the first adult ADHD service in the UK. She is the author of over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals, four books and three manualised CBT programmes that are in use internationally; numerous chapters, and the ADHD Child Evaluation [ACE]. Jade Smith is a Cinical Psychologist who has worked in a range of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Neurodevelopmental and Paediatric Services providing assessment and treatment for young people with complex neurodevelopmental disorders and associated emotional, behavioural and mental health needs. She designed and implemented an ADHD pathway as well as contributing to ADHD assessments in National & Specialist children s Services in London. She currently works with children with learning disabilities and long term conditions.
About the Authors vii Foreword ix Acknowledgements xiii Preface xv About the Companion Website xix 1 Introduction 1 2 The Young Smith Programme 11 3 Introduction to Buzz and His Family 35 4 Attention 45 5 Hyperactivity 75 6 Impulsivity 99 7 Anxiety 121 8 Frustration and Anger 147 9 Social Skills and Relationships 179 10 Setting Goals and Planning Ahead 205 11 Problem -solving 225 12 Mood and Self -Esteem 247 Index 269