Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About ADHD, Third Edition

Pages: 96, Black & white
Size: 6" x 9"
Age Range: 6-11
Item #: 441A149
ISBN: 978-1-59147-149-3
List Price: $14.95
Copyright: 2004
Format: Hardcover
Other Format: Softcover
Availability: In Stock
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Packed with practical tips, know-how, and fun, this friendly workbook just for kids has solutions for every situation — at home, at school, and with friends.

  • Getting homework done
  • Making friends
  • Remembering stuff
  • Dealing with feelings
  • Getting ready in the morning
  • Learning to relax
  • Staying focused
  • Asking for help
  • And much, much more!

Now in its third edition — updated and expanded, with notes and resources for parents.

About the Authors

Dr. Kathleen Nadeau is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in working with kids and adults with ADHD for many years. She is the director of Chesapeake Psychological Services of Maryland in Silver Spring, MD and the author of many books on ADHD for kids, teens, adults, and professionals. Dr. Nadeau is a frequent lecturer on topics related to ADHD, both in the US and abroad. Many of the ideas in this book come from her experiences raising her own child with ADHD.

Dr. Ellen Dixon is a licensed clinical psychologist who has long specialized in the differential diagnosis and treatment of attention disorders and related neuropsychological conditions. As a clinician, it has given her great pleasure to work with these children, whom she describes as "lively, appealing, creative, and sometimes blazingly energetic," and their families. Dr. Dixon practices in the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake, Virginia.

About the Illustrator
Charles Beyl creates humorous illustrations for books, magazines, and newspapers from his studio high atop an old Pennsylvania farmhouse, surrounded by his family, a cuddly black Labrador, two cats, and two prodigious chickens named Helga and Irene.
Reviews & Awards

Praise for the Second Edition

As much as I liked the first edition of Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention, I am even more enthusiastic about this new, expanded edition. The book is positive and upbeat in tone…written in a straightforward style that young people can understand.
—Barbara D. Ingersoll, PhD, Montgomery Child & Family Health Services, Maryland

A very practical and useful tool.
—Harvey Parker, PhD, Nationally Recognized ADD Specialist, on the first edition of Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention