Making the System Work for Your Child with ADHD

Peter S. Jensen

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June 22, 2004
ISBN 9781572308701
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284 Pages
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“Offers numerous concrete suggestions on developing a plan and finding the resources to put it into place....Also includes ten appendices that comprehensively address the daunting specifics.”

Kirkus Reports

“Finally, a book that really talks about what parents have to do to make things work when their child has been diagnosed with ADHD! This is an amazing book, and every parent whose child has ADHD should read this and apply it. I wish I had had this guide at the start of the process in my own family, but I am glad that others will have it, hopefully much earlier in their own process. Thank you, Dr. Jensen, and thank you to all the parents whose marvelous and moving stories are included here. This book is a godsend.”

—Barbara Huff, Executive Director, Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

“A practical, helpful, and easy-to-understand book that informs parents and helps them take charge of their child's care. Many excellent strategies are provided to enhance parents' effectiveness as decision makers and advocates.”

—Patricia H. Latham, JD, coauthor of Attention Deficit Disorder and the Law

“This must-read book acknowledges that 'ADHD is not a sprint; it's a marathon.' Comprehensive and clear, it outlines a sane and safe approach to tackling all the tough issues you face as a parent: making medication decisions, safeguarding your child's educational rights, and much more. You'll especially enjoy Dr. Jensen's real-life anecdotes, particularly those about coping with his own son's ADHD.”

—Ellen Kingsley, Editor-in-Chief, ADDitude Magazine

“This is an exceptional book on a sadly overlooked topic that cries out for serious attention. Thank you, Dr. Jensen, for so richly filling this void for parents of children with ADHD. Few could rival Dr. Jensen's qualifications—as clinical professional, government insider, and sensitive parent—for writing this highly informative book that guides parents through the byzantine process of obtaining professional assistance for their child through the health care, educational, and community systems. Parents, take note: there is simply no comparable book on this topic, and none so useful. I only wish I had written it.”

—Russell A. Barkley, PhD, author of Taking Charge of ADHD; Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina

“Dr. Jensen is one of the smartest and wisest child psychiatrists around. In this groundbreaking book, he gives parents his authoritative knowledge in a form they can easily use and reliably turn to. This book guides you through the wilderness of looking for help, and will bring you to the help you may have been seeking for years. This book is a masterpiece, and best of all, it is practical, useful, and unpretentious.”

—Edward Hallowell, MD, coauthor of Driven to Distraction

“This is the best book I have ever seen that gives you the 'inside story' on getting the help you need for your child with ADHD. Dr. Jensen and his panel of expert parents show you how to navigate the system like a pro—and offer reassurance that you're not in this alone. This book helps parents and caregivers orchestrate a master plan for the care of their child and develop key partnerships within healthcare and educational settings. Kudos to Dr. Jensen and the many parents who share their thoughts, feelings, and stories in these pages.”

—Beth A. Kaplanek, RN, mother of a child with ADHD and past president of CHADD