The book is all about "encouraging, enabling, enriching, engaging, and empowering" your child. It is broken up into nine chapters containing short descriptions of over 100 games or exercises that facilitate an aspect of homework - perfect for dipping into.
While the book aims to help parents of children with ADHD, it is something that any parent would benefit from. I wish I had come across it years ago.
Veteran educator Green offers some sound ideas for creatively approaching that dreaded nightly task called homework--a task made exponentially more difficult with an ADHD child. Designed for children in grades K-8, each activity is designed to engage, enable, enrich, and encourage the ADHD child by leveraging the traits associated with the disorder. From answering multiplication problems by jumping the correct number of times to learning spelling words by using a variety of writing tools (e.g., finger in air, glitter pens, computer keyboard), Green addresses everything from preparing the external environment to tools for dealing with ADHD-specific challenges and provides tips for individual subject areas such as writing, spelling, and math. VERDICT Her overriding philosophy is that parents cannot bestow enough positives. Green's creative and empowering tools will become go-to strategies for many families and teachers. Enthusiastically recommended.
Change homework helplessness to homework excitement when you follow suggestions in "AD/HD Homework Challenges Transformed!" by Harriet Hope Green. This book is totally engaging and has some very original ideas to help lower the stress of homework completion. It's extremely practical.... In her concluding chapter Harriet says that the book "does not offer any cures ." It may not offer cures; "AD/HD Homework Challenges Transformed!" Does offer hope for every parent who has struggled through hours of homework at the finish of a very long day.
Wilma Fellman, M.Ed., Licensed Professional Counselor and author of The Other Me: Poetic Thoughts on ADD for Adults, Kids and Parents, Michigan
Harriet Hope Green has given us the best of her expertise in working with children and her creative talents for helping those who struggle with challenges. Through delightfully fresh activities and ideas, Ms. Green provides the reader with a step-by-step instructional 'how to' that will be appreciated by educators and parents alike!
Kim Roehl, parent of a child with multiple learning challenges, Michigan
Harriet Hope Green has tutored my daughter for several years, and has introduced many of the creative ideas in the book. I marvel at how much the activities in this book can alter the mood of an often dreaded homework session. The creative activities help students forget they are doing homework. My daughter looks forward to 'Miss Harriet's' tutoring visits because they are fun and effective.
G., student aged 12, diagnosed with AD/HD and dyslexia, Michigan
I think giant steps helped me learn my basic multiplication facts. The mystery box was so much fun. All the activities helped me be successful.
Joanne Steer, chartered clinical psychologist and co-author of Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School, UK
Homework is often a source of stress for students with AD/HD, their parents and teachers. This book provides lots of tips, strategies and activities that encourage fun and creativity in finding new solutions; such as doing homework under the table! A useful new toolkit for facing the brick wall of homework.