Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen with ADHD or LD for College (Paperback)
An Honors NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awardss) Winner
Mom's Choice Award for Parenting Books - Special & Exceptional Needs (Gold)
In today's world, getting accepted to college is only half of the battle. Staying in there is another matter altogether. And for students with ADHD or learning disabilities, staying, thriving, and graduating from college can be very challenging even for the most academically prepared students.
Using college readiness surveys and handy worksheets, Ready for Take-Off teaches you how to promote self-determination, academic, and daily living skills in your teen--skills needed to succeed in college and in life.
Inside you will learn to
- evaluate your parenting approach and adjust to a coaching style;
- identify skills your teen needs to develop to successfully transition to college;
- learn how to have empowering conversations with your teen; and
- create a readiness plan to allow your teen to slowly and systematically get ready for college.
With this guide, you will become skilled at coaching and boost your teen's college readiness. So, let's go Are you ready for take-off?
About the Author
Theresa E. Laurie Maitland, PhD, is the Coordinator of the Academic Success Program for Students with LD/ADHD, a program in the Learning Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Maitland specializes in preparing individuals with ADHD/LD for life after high school. She is the co-author of 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. 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.