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Treating Distracted & Impulsive ADD Children
10 CEUs Treating Distracted & Impulsive ADD Children

Section 29
Appendix Techniques Described on the CD

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“Symptom Rating Scale”
Play CD Track 3 for more information regarding this technique.
1.  ADD child and parents rate on scale of 0 to 10 the degree to which the ADD child manifests each of the eight symptoms of ADD: Inattention, Impulsivity, Difficulty Delaying Gratification, Emotional Overarousal, Hyperactivity, Noncompliance, Social Problems, Disorganization.  2. ADD child and parents compare ratings.

Social Skills Training
Play CD Track 4 for more information regarding this technique.
1.  Identify the problematic social situation and tell the client what to do in that situation.  2. Show the client what skill to use to handle the situation.  3. Client practices the skill.

“Straightforward Negotiation” Exercise
Play CD Track 5 for more information regarding this technique.
1. Clients agree on time and place to talk.  2. Clients clearly define problem to be discussed.  3. Each client expresses his or her opinion without being interrupted.  4. Each client listens sympathetically and does not simply prepare a rebuttal.  5. Clients generate possible solutions.  6. Clients agree on something to try out.

 “Relationship Evaluation” Technique
Play CD Track 7 for more information regarding this technique.
Client answers the following questions about his or her relationship with his or her ADD adolescent.

1. How well do you know each other? How often do you enjoy just talking? How good are you at working together?
2. How much time do you spend having fun with one another?
3. How much do you just plain like each other? Do you enjoy each other’s presence?

“Problem-Solving Worksheet” Exercise
Play CD Track 8 for more information regarding this technique.
1.  Client and ADD child identify the problem.  2. Client and ADD child brainstorm different plans to solve the problem.  3. Client and ADD child rate each plan with plusses and minuses, then choose the best plan.  4. Client and ADD child try the plan.  5. Client and ADD child evaluate the plan.

“Three Category System”
Play CD Track 9 for more information regarding this technique.
1. Client lists Major Offenses.  2. Client lists possible punishments for Major Offenses.  3. Client lists Medium Offenses.  4. Client lists possible punishments for Medium Offenses.  5. Client lists Minor Offenses.  6. Client lists possible punishments for Minor Offenses.

“Steps to Avoiding and Stopping Arguments”
Play CD Track 10 for more information regarding this technique.
1.  Client stops talking.  2. Client prepares for ADD teen’s next move.

“Family Medication” Technique
Play CD Track 11 for more information regarding this technique.
1. Clients choose the time that all family members medicate.  2. Clients medicate ADD child at the same time they take medication.

“School Solutions” Technique
Play CD Track 12 for more information regarding this technique.
1.  Client and child’s teachers identify the problem as specifically as possible.  2. Client and teachers identify contributing factors and extent to which different factors work together to cause problems.  3. Client and teachers brainstorm alternative strategies, writing down all possible solutions.  4. Client and teachers choose the most effective strategy.  5. Client and teachers specify who is responsible for what and decide upon an evaluation system.  6. Client and teachers initiate intervention.  7. Client and teachers use evaluation system selected in the fifth step to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention.

“Time Management” Exercise
Play CD Track 14 for more information regarding this technique.
1. Client plans for visual system and develops a master list of things to do.  2. Client prioritizes tasks on the list into four categories: Urgent and Important, Urgent but Not Important, Not Urgent but Important, and Not Urgent and Not Important.  3. Client schedules items from master list onto master calendar, using visual tools to organize types of tasks.  4. Client follows schedule he or she has established.

 
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