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Teenagers with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits

A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Third Edition
Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S.


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isbn# 978-1-60613-281-4
8.5" x 11"
362 pages

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"Chris Dendy’s third edition of Teenagers with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits is that rare combination of education, real world experience, and inspiration. Dendy knows what unique challenges parents of ADHD teenagers face—she’s been there!—and she provides honest, easy-to-follow paths for success that can work immediately in any ADHD home. As an adult with ADHD and parent to 5 kids (3 with ADHD!), I don’t have a lot of time to dissect jargon, remember what acronyms stand for, or search for answers in ADHD parenting books. Dendy’s book is easy to understand and powerfully intuitive. Reading it felt like having my best friend, favorite teacher, and personal champion all sitting next to me at the kitchen table! Parents of ADHD teenagers need to know they’re not alone; Dendy’s third edition understands the hopes, fears, and frustrations we face, and can actually help!"
-Jeremy Didier
A parent, CHADD Coordinator of ADHDKC, and Parent Coach of ImpactADHD

"While there are certainly other books for parents struggling to raise children with ADHD, none of them focus exclusively on teens with ADHD, none of them are by a parent expert and longtime advocate for children and adults with ADHD, and none of them come with the invaluable personal insights about raising teens with ADHD that this book does. It is a rarity that will richly reward the reader with its science-based information on the disorder, its coverage of the available evidence-based treatments, and especially its sage wisdom and personal advice from a parent of an ADHD teenager who has been in ‘the trenches’ of family life with ADHD. From that vast experience Chris has extracted unique advice and numerous insights that can benefit other parents trying to raise well-adjusted teens with ADHD."
-Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Medical University of South Carolina

"This third edition of Chris Dendy’s guide for parents of teenagers with ADHD provides a wealth of down-to-earth, practical information about how to recognize, understand, and deal sensibly with ADHD/executive function impairments in teens. Based on real-life experiences, it provides compassionate, useful advice about medications, negotiating with school staff, resolving parent-teen conflicts, and much more. It also includes ‘words of wisdom’ from 15 teens with ADHD looking back on their struggles and successes after they reach age 30 and beyond. Very worthwhile reading for professionals and parents!"
-Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.
Director of Brown Clinics for Attention & Related Disorders, Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Keck Medical School of University of Southern California, and author of Outside the Box: Rethinking ADD/ADHD in Children & Adults, A Practical Guide

"The very best thing you can do for your teen with ADHD is to read this book. Chris Dendy combines state-of-the-art information, practical strategies, and the understanding of a parent who lived through adolescence with an ADHD teen. This incredible resource is brimming with concrete steps you can take to help your teen and take care of yourself. And it will answer your many questions about the disorder, treatment, school services, and family life. Teenagers with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits is my go-to recommendation for any family struggling with the impact of ADHD and adolescence."
-Ruth Hughes, Ph.D.
Former CEO, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

"Teenagers with ADD and ADHD was my Bible when my sons were struggling during their teenage years. In fact, it may be the only reason we all survived those years! I still recommend it to parents of every teen with ADHD that I come across and I'm thrilled with this updated edition which provides even more information for parents and educators alike."
-Evelyn Polk Green, MS.Ed.
Immediate Past President, Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

"Thoroughly user friendly in organization and presentation, Teenagers with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits is unreservedly recommended for professional, school district, and academy library Teacher Education collections in general, and Special Education supplemental studies reading lists in particular."
-Library Bookwatch, June 2017

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