On Your Own

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On Your Own

A College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD

By Patricia O. Quinn; Theresa E. Laurie Maitland

Magination Press, Paperback, 9781433809552, 128pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2011

Preparing to live on your own at college can be difficult and scary--especially for teens with ADHD or LD. On Your Own provides a wealth of college readiness skills and teaches college-bound teens how to acquire these skills in a clear, easy-to-understand way. On Your Own explains facts about college life, differences between high school and college, how to use high school to get ready, and how to make a plan and set goals to ready one self--teen readers will find a short set of surveys to rate themselves on a variety of skill areas needed for success in college, including problem solving/decision making, communication, self-awareness, daily living, and study habits. Chapters in the book cover strategies and teaching tools to build those important skills--essential for life at college and beyond. Teens can choose to work on one or two problem areas in individual chapters, or to use the book as a whole to develop lifelong skills and problem solving techniques, making On Your Own an essential resource for any teen with ADHD or LD getting ready to live at college.

About the Author
Patricia O. Quinn, MD, is the author of the award-winning Attention, Girls! A Guide to Learning about Your ADHD and 100 Questions and Answers about ADHD in Women and Girls. She cofounded the National Center for Girls and Women with ADHD in 1997, and is currently the director.