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July 31, 2018
Category: Books
Tags: Books   high school   college   ADD   ADHD  

ADD and the College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder Revised Edition, Kindle Edition

ISBN-13: 978-1557986634
ISBN-10: 1557986630


Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

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


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June 20, 2016
Category: Books
Tags: Books   Children's Books   literature  

A few days ago I heard a wonderful segment on the radio's BBC World News Hour about children's book author, Michael Morpurgo. He has an ongoing project to curate a growing body of classic literature rewritten for today's kids with the intention to grab their interests to create a life-long joy of reading. Look for some of these selections to read to or with your children, aged 7-13 years.

Although I had trouble finding the link to the original BBC podcast, I encourage you to review this article describing his project:

If you share the excitement I felt in discovering literature classics rewritten for kids, the following links may allow you some success in finding books from Murpurgo's "Greatest Stories" collection in your favorite books store, online or at your local public library. Ths is where the reference librarian can really help find the rewritten classic. Please let me know what success you have with these classics and your children.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 10/11:  : The Pied Piper; Fabulous Fables; Sleeping Beauty; Thumbelina; The Swallow and the Nightingale; Rip Van Winkle.


Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 12/13:  Peter and the Wolf; Changing Shape; Decisions, Decisions; Mischief Makers; A Christmas Carol; Who Needs stories?

Dr. T

Dr. T



April 06, 2016
Category: Safety

This is a list of books for parents to read to and with children of different ages about "Good Touch/Bad Touch", Body Parts and a little about the Birds & The Bees. Parents should review the advice and suggestions offered at the bottom of this listing on the last page. Your comments on books you use would be appreciated. 

Dr. T