COE Faculty Releases ADHD Empowerment Guide
by Lynda F. Rysavy | Friday, Oct 18, 2019
James W Forgan, Ph.D., an associate professor in Exceptional Student Education in the College of Education on the FAU Jupiter campus, recently released
The ADHD Empowerment Guide
. The book helps parents identify their child's strengths to develop a specific plan to unlock their child's potential.
Parents will complete two easy-to-follow questionnaires to determine their child's natural abilities and identify key characteristics that research shows will help them succeed in life. These characteristics include emotional control, integrity, grit, resiliency, resourcefulness, organization, motivation, school fit, support systems, and productive use of technology. Using the practical strategies presented, strength-building activities, and the information learned from the questionnaires, parents will create a success plan that will unlock their child's potential and build a positive outlook on the journey of raising a child with ADHD.
Dr. Forgan is a licensed school psychologist that works with children in school settings and private practice. He teaches others how to educate and assess children with ADHD and other types of learning disabilities at Florida Atlantic University.