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Holly Correa has been an educator for over 20 years. She has a M.A. in Educational Leadership, a California Administrative Services credential, in addition to a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential. Her experience teaching students with spectrum challenges such as Asperger’s and Autism, combined with her experience facilitating the IEP process, make her an excellent child advocate. On a personal note, Holly is the mother of a child with high functioning autism and has advocated on his behalf throughout his life. She understands first-hand the impact having a special needs child places on the family, and is passionate about finding just the right combination of support so that everyone thrives.

Please call Holly for your Southern California Advocacy needs. 805 512-2034

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If you need to find an advocate for your child, try searching the COPAA database of members who represent special needs children.

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D.

I am an attorney at law and licensed psychologist (PSY 11415) in California.

I have had over thirty five years of experience with disabled adults and children.

I have created this site to help provide useful news and information for parents, educators and advocates. I am retired from professional practice, however if you need further information you may contact Pause4KIDS my affiliated non-profit organization here.

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Mapping Transitions to Your Childs Future

Catalog of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Books

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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment

Publication Date:2014-10-17
List Price:$85.00
Lowest New Price:$57.77
Widely regarded as the standard clinical reference, this volume provides the best current knowledge about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. The field's leading authorities address all aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, including psychological therapies and pharmacotherapy. Core components of ADHD are elucidated. The volume explores the impact of the disorder across a wide range of functional domains--behavior, learning, psychological adjustment, school and vocational outcomes, and health. All chapters conclude with user-friendly Key Clinical Points.

New to This Edition
*Reflects significant advances in research and clinical practice.
*Expanded with many new authors and new topics.
*Chapters on cutting-edge interventions: social skills training, dietary management, executive function training, driving risk interventions, complementary/alternative medicine, and therapies for adults.
*Chapters on the nature of the disorder: neuropsychological aspects, emotional dysregulation, peer relationships, child- and adult-specific domains of impairment, sluggish cognitive tempo, and more.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Handbook: A Physician's Guide to ADHD

Author: J. Gordon Millichap
Publication Date:2011-10-30
List Price:$49.99
Lowest New Price:$40.07

Designed for physicians, the ADHD Handbook answers many questions regarding the disorder. Expanded, updated and revised, this new edition covers recent advances in causes and management of ADHD and includes 400 scientific references to peer-reviewed articles.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults and Children

Publication Date:2015-01-19
List Price:$126.00
Lowest New Price:$87.34
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic neurobehavioral disorder characterized by persistent and often acute distractibility, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It is a condition usually associated with children but in recent years the diagnosis of ADHD in adults has risen significantly. ADHD often coexists with a wide array of other psychiatric illnesses, including depression and bipolar disorder, thus complicating its assessment and management. In Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults and Children, a team of world renowned experts bring together the recent research in this area and cover the history, diagnosis, epidemiology, comorbidity, neuroimaging, and a full spectrum of clinical options for the management of ADHD. The wide ranging, detailed coverage in this text will be of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, coaches, physicians, or anyone who wants to develop a deeper understanding of the etiology, characteristics, developmental process, diagnostics, and range of treatment modalities.

Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception

Author: Thom Hartmann
Publication Date:1997-08-01
List Price:$14.95
Lowest New Price:$12.48
As many as 20 million Americans may have Attention Deficit Disorder. In the five years since Thom Hartmann first published his pioneering book, "Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception," new findings support his theory linking ADD to the genetic makeup of men and women who hunted for their food in prehistoric times. Now, Hartmann has revised his groundbreaking book to include the latest research along with surprising information on studies that link second-hand smoke to disruptive behavior. This edition has a new introduction by famed Harvard psychiatrist Edward M. Hallowell, MD, co-author of the best-selling "Driven to Distraction.:

Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)

Author: Thomas Brown
Publication Date:2006-10
List Price:$18.00
Lowest New Price:$8.00
A leading expert in the assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder dispels myths and offers reassuring, practical information about treatments. Drawing on recent findings in neuroscience and a rich variety of case studies from his own clinical practive, Dr. Thomas E. Brown describes what ADD syndrome is, how it can be recognized at different ages, and how it can best be treated.

This is the first book to address the perplexing question about ADD: how can individuals, some very bright, be chronically unable to “pay attention,” yet be able to focus very well on specific tasks that strongly interest them? Dr. Brown disputes the “willpower” explanation and explains how inherited malfunctions of the brain’s management system prevent some people from being able to deal adequately with challenging tasks of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. His book is an authoritative and practical guide for physicians and psychologists, parents and teachers, and the 7 to 9 percent of persons who suffer from ADD/ADHD.

ADHD: Guide to Thriving- Coping, Managing, and Healing ADD and ADHD (communication, adhd, special needs, autism, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, focus)

Author: Margaret LaRue
Publication Date:2015-09-03
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Learn How to Thrive with ADHD and ADD

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When you download ADHD: Guide to Thriving- Coping, Managing, and Healing ADD and ADHD, your knowledge and understanding of ADD and ADHD will allow you to conquer almost anything! You will learn about the different types of ADD and ADHD and the proven way to cope and thrive with these practices.

Publisher's Note: This 1st edition of ADHD has easy to read and implement content to make managing and thriving with ADHD much easier!

The essential information found within these pages transform the complexities of ADD and ADHD into the ultimate guide. You'll be happy you bought this a year from now as you will learn strategies from managing ADHD from childhood to teenage years to adulthood.

Within this book’s pages, you’ll find the answers to these questions and more.
Just some of the questions and topics covered include:

  • What is ADD vs. ADHD?

  • The Different Types of ADHD

  • Causes

  • Management Techniques for Different Levels of Life

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This book breaks down how to overcome challenges and thrive with ADHD for almost anyone. It starts from the very beginning of understanding ADD and ADHD, so you can identify better the challenges you might face to overcome them easier and quicker

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ADHD: A Different Hard Drive?: Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder from a Different Perspective

Author: Jennie Friedman ACG
Publication Date:2017-05-02
List Price:$9.95
Lowest New Price:$8.35
“ADHD: A Different Hard Drive?breaks down ADHD in a relatable, empathetic way. It explains some of the things about the condition that are often hard for those with ADHD to put into words themselves. This book seeks to bridge the gap that can exist between those who have the condition and those who do not. By laying out a foundational framework from which one can understand ADHD, without stigma, the goal is for everyone to be able to see what’s going on, to “See in ADHD,” because we are all in this together.

The ADHD Workbook for Parents: A Guide for Parents of Children Ages 2–12 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Author: Harvey C. Parker PhD
Publication Date:2006-01-01
List Price:$21.95
Lowest New Price:$6.79
This informative guidebook coaches parents through the daily tasks involved in raising children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Using a combination of helpful worksheets and practice exercises, this handbook offers practical instruction that allows parents to advocate for their child in the classroom as well as facilitate structure in the home. The strategies—broken down into clear and accessible chapters—help parents to manage behaviors, handle homework, and manage medication.

Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Edward M. Hallowell M.D.
Publication Date:2011-09-13
List Price:$16.00
Lowest New Price:$7.52
Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers.
Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.

The A.D.D. and A.D.H.D. Diet! A Comprehensive Look at Contributing Factors and Natural Treatments for Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity

Author: Howard Peiper
Publication Date:2004-06-05
List Price:$10.95
Lowest New Price:$2.92

Every day, children are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They are given powerful drugs like Ritalin in order to cope with their ADD, but many parents don’t realize the dangerous side effects associated with these drugs, particularly the possibility of dependency. Addressing the causes of ADD and ADHD should be the first step in any treatment, but unfortunately, conventional drug therapies treat only the symptoms, not the causes.

In their new book, The A.D.D. & A.D.H.D. Diet!, authors Rachel Bell and Dr. Howard Peiper take a uniquely nutritional approach to treating ADD and ADHD. The authors first address the root causes of the disorders, from poor nutrition and food allergies to environmental contaminants. They discuss which foods your child can eat and which foods he should avoid. To make changing your child’s diet easier, the authors also offer you their very own healthy and delicious recipes. Final chapters examine the importance of detoxifying the body, supplementing diet with vitamins and nutrients, and exercising regularly in order to achieve good health.

Managing your child’s ADD doesn’t have to be a chore. With The A.D.D. & A.D.H.D. Diet!, you can learn how a simple change in diet may be the most effective treatment for your child.

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