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Understanding and Helping Adopted and Looked After Children with Attention Difficulties
A practical, supportive book for adoptive parents, carers, teachers and other professionals who live and work with families and children whose happiness and behaviours are affected by attention difficulties and hyperactivity. The examples of real children and adults in everyday situations translate research findings into meaningful strategies for helping families, teachers and children to find more successful means of managing difficult behaviours and emotions.
Table of Contents
Preface -- The adopted/looked after child with attention difficulties -- Understanding the effects of maltreatment on early brain development and the consequences for ADHD/ADD and adopted/looked after children -- The ADHD/ADD adopted/looked after child at home and in the community -- The ADHD/ADD adopted/looked after child at school -- Social development in the ADHD/ADD adopted/looked after child -- Conclusions -- Characteristics of Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder -- ADHD/ADD adults who are adopted or who grew up in care -- Helpful suggestions for teachers and parents/carers