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A new approach to help kids with ADHD and LD succeed in and outside the classroom

This groundbreaking book addresses the consequences of the unabated stress associated with Learning disabilities and ADHD and the toxic, deleterious impact of this stress on kids' academic learning, social skills, behavior, and efficient brain functioning. Schultz draws upon three decades of work as a neuropsychologist, teacher educator, and school consultant to address this gap. This book can help change the way parents and teachers think about why kids with LD and ADHD find school and homework so toxic. It will also offer an abundant supply of practical, understandable strategies that have been shown to reduce stress at school and at home.

  • Offers a new way to look at why kids with ADHD/LD struggle at school
  • Provides effective strategies to reduce stress in kids with ADHD and LD
  • Includes helpful rating scales, checklists, and printable charts to use at school and home

This important resource is written by a faculty member of Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry and former classroom teacher.

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Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., a clinical neuropsychologist for over thirty years, is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and con- sults to schools in the United States and abroad. A former middle school teacher, Schultz specializes in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of youth with learning disabilities and ADHD. For more information visit his website at www.jeromeschultz.com.

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Foreword ix
by Edward M. Hallowell

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Part One: The Neurobiology of Stress

1. Stayin’ Alive: Understanding the Human Brain and How It Responds to Stress 17

2. Stress Goes to School 37

Part Two: Making Sense of LD and ADHD

3. What’s in a Name? Clearing Up Misperceptions About Learning Disabilities 53

4. Demystifying ADHD 83

5. Decoding Stress with Neuropsychological Evaluations 105

Part Three: How Kids “SAVE FASE” and DE-STRESS

6. Nowhere to Hide: How Negative Behaviors Help Kids “Save FASE” 133

7. From Distress to DE-STRESS: Breaking the FASE Cycle and Putting Kids on the Path to Competence 149

Part Four: Special Messages for Teachers and Parents

8. Making Schools Stress-Less and Success-Full for Students with LD and ADHD 201

9. Parents and Families: Home Is Where the Heart (and Heartache) Is 245

Conclusion: All’s Well That Ends…Well . . . 275

Appendix A: Resources for Families and Teachers 285

Appendix B: Forms and Activities 289

References 300

About the Author 306

Index 308

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