What Experts Say

I strongly recommend Dr. Newmark's book to all parents, relatives, and friends of children with ADHD, as well as the teachers, doctors, and other professionals who work with them. Before going to the pharmacy, we can use an integrative approach to help these children succeed and fulfill their true potential. Dr. Newmark tells us just how to do that.
— Dr. Andrew Weil

Dr. Newmark has finally crafted the book that I have long been wishing for: a wonderful self-help guide for parents looking for a thoughtful and science-based natural approach to treating ADHD. This integrative/holistic style reduces or eliminates the need for stimulant medications and offers sound advice about diet, sleep, nutrients, herbs and other key modalities. The book radiates a balanced wisdom that comes so rarely from practicing physicians today..
— Scott Shannon, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; author of Please Don’t Label My Child; editor of Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health

If I had one book to read about ADHD, this is it. It is well-written, practical and filled with the uncommonly good common sense of an experienced and compassionate clinician with fair-minded and rigorous reviews of the state of the science.
— Kathi Kemper, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Integrative Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics, Social Science Health Policy, and Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Is Your 504 Plan in Place?

I believe that having a good 504 plan in place is one of the most important things you can do to help your child with ADHD be successful in school.

Now that a new school year is starting, you need to make sure there is a plan in place, that it still meets your needs, and most importantly, that the teacher knows about it and is willing to apply it.

504 plans tend to disappear very easily. Teachers forget them, parents forget them, and your child is unlikely to say anything about it.

My advice: Meet with your teacher now, make sure the 504 plan is in place, and put a copy right on your refrigerator! If you see it every day it will be easier to make sure it is happening.

If you don’t have one, check out the book to for ideas.

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