This video provides an accessible introduction to Russell A. Barkley's influential theory of the nature and origins of ADHD. The program brings to life the conceptual framework delineated in Dr. Barkley's book ADHD and the Nature of Self-Control. Offering a compelling explanation of how ADHD develops in the individual, the program illuminates the roots of such symptoms as a reduced ability to inhibit one's behavior, problems with managing time effectively, and lack of foresight. Also demonstrated are concrete ways that our growing understanding of the disorder might facilitate more effective clinical interventions. The companion manual reviews and amplifies key ideas and contains helpful suggestions for further reading. The package also includes a leader's guide, providing tips on the optimal use of the video with a variety of audiences.
"Especially helpful for parents who are interested in learning more about the diagnosis of ADHD, and for parent support groups....Informative and easy to understand."-Reviews from Parent Council®
"This well-produced video should give parents of children with ADHD a deeper understanding of the disorder and a message of hope."-Today's Librarian
"A valuable teaching tool at all levels including parent training and graduate programs."-Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
"With his usual brilliance, Dr. Barkley presents his latest framework for understanding ADHD. Because these concepts are often complicated to follow in print, this polished and well-produced video is an excellent educational tool, especially for those of us who are somewhat theory-impaired."
-Michael Gordon, PhD