Chris Dendy has more than thirty years experience as a teacher, school psychologist, mental health counselor, administrator, and national consultant. She is the mother of three grown children, two of whom have ADD. She is also the author of Teenagers with ADD (Woodbine House, 2006.
Thousands of teachers and parents have relied on the authoritative, concise information in TEACHING TEENS WITH ADD, ADHD & EXECUTIVE FUNCTION DEFICITS for advice on meeting the educational, medical, and social needs and challenges of adolescents with these conditions. This updated edition provides more than 80 summaries (annotated checklists for easy consumption) chock full of new information on research, teaching strategies, education law, executive functioning, social skills, and medication. Parents and teachers don't just get classroom accommodations they also get an overview of treatment, diagnosis, and the impact of attention disorders inside and outside the classroom. A well-respected expert on attention deficit disorders and related conditions and the author of the highly acclaimed Teenagers with ADD ADHD, Chris Dendy is encouraging to educators about the challenges of teaching and managing behavior, while reminding them that attention issues are due to problems in the brain that students can't control. Summaries fall into these categories: • The Basics of ADD & ADHD • Academic and Learning Issues • Executive Function and Organizational Skills • Federal Laws • Medication Issues • Managing Behaviors • Going the Extra Mile This comprehensive resource is an excellent tool for teachers and parents to use to pinpoint concrete ways to help their child or student be as successful as possible. Praise for the first edition….Includes “the most current information known about attention deficit disorders. Chris masterfully shares her expertise, knowledge and insights as both a well-respected educator and expert in the field, and as a mother who has lived through the challenges of parenting a teen with ADHD. --Sandra Rief, teacher, consultant, and author of How to Reach & Teach ADD/ADHD Children