Learning and Attention Disorders in Adolescence and Adulthood: Assessment and Treatment

Learning and Attention Disorders in Adolescence and Adulthood: Assessment and Treatment

Learning and Attention Disorders in Adolescence and Adulthood: Assessment and Treatment

Learning and Attention Disorders in Adolescence and Adulthood: Assessment and Treatment

Synopsis

Fully revised coverage with the most current diagnoses and treatments for adolescents and adults living with learning and attention disorders

Reflecting the most recent and relevant findings regarding Learning Disabilities (LD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), this Second Edition of Learning and Attention Disorders in Adolescence and Adulthood provides practitioners in the fields of education and mental health with a set of practical guidelines to assist in the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, and treatment of adolescents and adults struggling with LD and ADHD. The new edition includes:

An emphasis on working from strengths--adapting to disabilities and dealing with them successfully on a daily basis

New coverage of the causes and long-term implications of LD and ADHD in adolescents and adulthood

New chapters on treatment effectiveness; building resiliency and shaping mindsets; cognitive therapy; and strategic life coaching to help guide individuals with LD and ADHD

Contributions from leading researchers, including Noel Gregg, Russell Barkley, Kevin Antshel, and Nancy Mather

Drawing on evidence-based techniques to meet the pragmatic demands for intervention, the Second Edition guides school psychologists, counselors, and educators in promoting positive change for adolescents and adults with LD and ADHD as they strive for success in school, work, and home settings.

Excerpt

SAM GOLDSTEIN

MELISSA DEVRIES

Although in the Bible, God did not completely abandon Job, the proverbial Job’s law has been extrapolated to conclude that if someone experiences a single problem, he or she is likely to develop second, third, or fourth problems. There appear to be a large group of adolescents burdened with histories of multiple developmental, behavioral, emotional, and temperamental problems as they begin their transition into adulthood. These numbers appear to be increasing each generation. For this reason, the second edition of this volume is even more important and critical than when initially published nearly 12 years ago.

This second edition begins by providing background information about the childhood and adolescence of people with histories of Learning Disabilities (LD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As child is the father to man, an understanding of the current research regarding childhood and adolescent problems is essential to appreciate the effects of these problems in adulthood. At the time the first edition of this volume was printed, many readers working with the adult population were not too aware of the extensive childhood literature available on LD and ADHD, especially in contrast at the time to the minimal adult literature on these subjects. In the first edition of this volume, it was noted that between 1971 and 1994, nearly 3,000 peer-reviewed studies were published about ADHD. Of these, only 80, or approximately 3%, dealt with adult issues (Resnick & McEvoy, 1995). This percentage appears to be increasing over time, however. For example, between 2005 and 2009 . . .

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