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When children diagnosed with ADHD are also developmentally delayed, the difficulties facing their parents can seem insurmountable. This videotape provides both professionals and parents with a helpful look at how these problems can be handled. It explores the many challenges facing parents of children with the combined diagnosis of ADHD and developmental delay (including difficulties with language, coordination, and learning), and depicts how parents can learn not only how to cope effectively, but also how to achieve a closer and more meaningful relationship with their children.
This important videotape shares the intimate, behind-the-doors experience of what it is really like for two families with ADHD-delayed children in jargon-free language from the parents themselves. Viewers will learn the actual problems these parents struggle with and the solutions they have devised, and see firsthand how parents monitor play activities, handle sensory-motor delay, cope in public places, and manage daily routines
The accompanying manual summarizes and expands on the information presented in the video. Particularly helpful as a resource and as a guide for work with parent groups, it suggests issues for discussion, and includes specific questions to be explored.
This video gives professionals and students valuable insights into the day-to-day problems encountered by the families they work with. It offers parents much-needed support and reduces their feelings of isolation. Other family members who watch this video will learn why these children act they way they do, and will become sensitized to the difficulties and frustrations the parents face.