Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD, Third Edition
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
Completely updated and expanded, Putting on the Brakes, 3rd Edition continues to be the go-to resource for kids with AD/HD.
This essential guide — celebrating its 20th year in print — is loaded with practical ways to improve organization, focus, attention, time management, and scheduling, as well as studying and homework skills. Importantly, kids will also find strategies for making friends, controlling emotions, and being healthy.
Putting on the Brakes gives kids with AD/HD the tools they need for success in and out of school and a plan to manage all types of attention disorders.
Patricia O. Quinn, MD, is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, DC.
Dr. Quinn is a well-known international speaker and conducts workshops nationwide about AD/HD, and has authored several best-selling and groundbreaking books on AD/HD including Attention, Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your AD/HD and with co-author Theresa Maitland, PhD, Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen With ADHD or LD for College and On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens With ADHD/LD.
In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award.
Judith M. Stern, MA, is a teacher and private educational consultant in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in work with children who have learning and attention problems.
She is an experienced learning disabilities teacher, reading specialist and classroom teacher. She consults with parents and teachers, speaks nationally on subjects such as attention deficit disorder, learning problems and children's study/organizational skills.
She is the co-author of four children's books on AD/HD and LD, including with Uzi Ben-Ami, PhD, Many Ways to Learn, Second Edition: A Kid's Guide to LD. She is also the co-author of The Dyslexia Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers.