Useful for addressing the existence of attention deficit disorder beyond the hyperactivity of childhood, this reassuring book frankly covers the realities and logistics of having ADD. It serves as a helpful guide to selecting and entering college and to succeeding there. Various professionals (physicians, psychologists, educators, and lawyers) and "real life" experts (college students and parents) describe the challenge of ADD and its impact on the college experience in short, lucid chapters. Throughout, the underlying message is that students should recognize the limitations that ADD presents and seek help in finding remedies for their particular problems. Individual sections address the manifestations of ADD, cover various treatments, outline college programs, consider learning accommodations that students might utilize, and review ADD students' legal rights. Good for students (still in high school or new to college), for parents (who are coping with the angst of an adolescent as well as an ADD student), and for high-school and college faculty and administrators in need of some straight talk about ADD. This guidebook is practical, realistic, optimistic, and reassuring for both teens and adults. Irene Wood
Praise for the first edition: "…serves as a helpful guide to selecting and entering college and succeeding there…This guidebook is practical, realistic, optimistic, and reassuring for both teens and adults." —Booklist "…A resource to empower young people on their way to achieving their potentials and making it to adulthood." —Mary McDonald Richard Student Disability Services, University Of Iowa
About the Author
Dr. Quinn is a developmental pediatrician in the Washington, DC, area. A graduate of Georgetown University Medical School, she specializes in child development and psychopharmacology.
Dr. Quinn has worked for over 28 years in the areas of ADD and learning disabilities. She gives workshops nationwide and has appeared on Lifetime TV’s NEW ATTITUDES and the PBS show TO THE CONTRARY to discuss the issue of girls and women with ADD. Dr. Quinn has also appeared on the PBS program OUTSIDE IN: A Look at Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Dr. Quinn is the author of Adolescents and ADD: Gaining the Advantage, and is also coauthor or coeditor of several other books on ADD. These include the bestselling Putting on the Brakes: A Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (for 8 to 12 year old children), its companion workbook, The "Putting on the Brakes" Activity Book for Young People with ADHD, and The Best of "Brakes": An Activity Book for Kids with ADD, all coauthored or coedited with Judith M. Stern, M.A.
Dr. Quinn lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and four children, two of whom have ADD