Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

A Multidisciplinary Approach

This tiny but useful book for practitioners in a variety of areas attempts to define ADHD and investigates the etiology of this condition. Although this book is intended for a number of readers from different populations, including experts, it is undoubtedly of particular advantage to parents of children suffering from ADHD. At the end of the book there is a very useful Appendix or Appendices which help parents to assess their children's difficulties over a period of time with or without the use of medication. Despite the fact that this book is only comparatively short, it contains a considerable amount of useful practical information for a number of individuals working with or assessing children suffering from ADHD.'

- Dr L. F. Lowenstein

'Henry Holowenko's book is written following his experiences as an educational psychologist on a multidisciplinary working group in Devon... excellent chapters on intervention at school and at home.'

- Educational Psychology in Practice

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is a medical diagnostic label for a mixed group of disruptive behaviours in children, which influences their development, family relationships and social interaction. AD/HD is part of a child's make-up: it is not a disease, but a pattern of problem behaviour, much of which is largely outside the sufferer's control.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Multidisciplinary Approach provides clear guidelines on good practice in assessment, diagnosis and management of, and provision for, children with AD/HD. Written for teachers, parents, medical practitioners, psychologists and other professionals, Holowenko's multidisciplinary approach stresses the collaborative nature of successful management of the condition. The book is based on the work of an interdisciplinary group whose aim was to identify a consensus view on the disparate positions on AD/HD.
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