The "Putting On the Brakes" Activity Book for Young People with ADHD

Pages: 88, Black & white
Size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Age Range: 8-13
Item #: 4414576
ISBN: 978-0-945354-57-4
List Price: $14.95
Copyright: 1993
Format: Softcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

This book is out of print. However, the Second Edition is available.

The "Putting on the Brakes" Activity Book for Young People with ADHD provides dozens of ways to spark and hold the interest of young readers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Designed as the companion to the extraordinarily popular Putting on the Brakes, Second Edition: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD, this book allows children to put their understanding of ADHD into action. Using pictures, puzzles, and other techniques to assist in the learning of a range of skills, this book helps teach problem solving, organizing, setting priorities, planning, maintaining control—all of those hard-to-learn skills that make everyday life just a little more manageable. Throughout, clear, encouraging instructions provide support even when a given project seems "too tough."

Topics covered include:

  • Developing Skills
  • Understanding Yourself
  • Getting Organized
  • Following Directions
  • Studying Effectively
  • Making Friends
  • Finding Support
About the Authors

Patricia O. Quinn, MD, is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, DC. Dr. Quinn obtained her medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School. She completed a pediatric internship at Georgetown University Medical Center, a pediatric fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics and Pediatric Psychopharmacology at Georgetown Hospital, and a Pediatric Level 2 residency at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. Quinn is a well-known international speaker and conducts workshops nationwide about ADHD, and has authored several best-selling and groundbreaking books on the topic. In the last decade, she has devoted her attention professionally to the issues confronting girls and women with ADD (ADHD) with a particular interest on the relationship of a mother and child with ADHD. She also feels a strong commitment to working with teenagers and college students with ADHD, helping them to identify and manage issues specific to their age group. In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award.

Judith M. Stern, MA, is an educational consultant with extensive experience as a special education teacher and reading specialist. She conducts information and training programs for parents and teachers in the areas or learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder.

About the Illustrator
Neil Russell is a freelance artist living in Pittsburgh, Pa. He is a graduate of Cooper Union and is currently pursuing his master's degree at Carnegie Mellon University.
Reviews & Awards

I think kids will have a lot of fun doing these activities. The book gives kids a framework to try new ideas that will help them grow.
—Susan Ritzer, school guidance counselor

The "Putting on the Brakes" Activity Book will become a benchmark for helping ADHD kids understand and cope with their disorder. I highly recommend it!
—Mark M. Jacob, president/founder, Peninsula Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Children with ADHD learn best by doing and that's what The "Putting on the Brakes" Activity Book is all about. I found it to be a wonderful way to help children understand how ADHD affects them, as well as helping them to develop their coping skills. I especially liked the helpful hints offered by children with ADHD. This book would be fun and useful for any child.
—Karen J. Miller, MD, developmental pediatrician

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