The Best of "BRAKES": An Activity Book for Kids With ADD

Pages: 96, Black & white
Size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Age Range: 8-13
Item #: 4416614
ISBN: 978-1-55798-661-0
List Price: $14.95
Copyright: 2000
Format: Softcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

This book is out of print. However, an updated edition, 50 Activities and Games for Kids with ADHD, is now available.

All the best games, puzzles, activities, tips, and resources from BRAKES, the popular newsletter for kids with ADD and ADHD, are brought together for the first time in this exciting collection. Articles by teachers, counselors, other professionals—and other kids!—offer dozens of great ways for young people to learn about themselves and the challenges of ADD. Along with practical suggestions for solving problems and getting organized, boys and girls will also discover real kids going through the familiar experiences, and a wealth of ideas that make life both more manageable and more fun.

Topics include:

  • Increasing school success
  • Having fun: recreation and sports
  • Making and keeping friends
  • Looking at feelings
  • Your family and you
About the Editors

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 in private practice in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in work with children who have learning disabilities and ADD, as well as their parents and teachers. She is also the author of several books for young people with attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities.

About the Illustrator
Kate Sternberg, creator of all of the illustrated activities in BRAKES, is an author, illustrator, and middle school art teacher living in Reston, Virginia.
Reviews & Awards
A wonderful resource for children with ADD! This book has a format that is very fun and appealing. It is full of useful information and practical exercises that will help children understand ADD better and teach them ways to cope successfully with attentional problems.
—Jane Annunziata, PsyD, co-author of Help Is on the Way: A Child's Book About ADD and A Child's First Book About Play Therapy
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