Mom's Choice Award for Young Adult Books--College Guides (Gold)
The hard truth is that not all teens who enter college may graduate on time or at all. And often it isn't academics and classwork that trip students up. Instead, transitioning to independent living can be too much or too challenging for teens and this sometimes affects the best of students
Using a readiness survey and handy worksheets, On Your Own will help teens get ready for the first years away from home. Inside, you'll find easy-to-use advice and strategies that will allow them to map out a plan and cultivate the skills they'll need to succeed in college.
On Your Own is loaded with tips and resources to further assist teens in creating a personalized plan and center on developing three crucial skill areas:
- Self-determination skills (advocacy, management, communication)
- Daily living skills (self-care, organization, life balance)
- Academic skills (self-knowledge, study habits, time management)
With this guide, teens will learn just what you need to do to succeed in college.
Now is the perfect time to get ready
Patricia O. Quinn, MD, is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, DC. Dr. Quinn is a well-known international speaker and conducts workshops nationwide about AD/HD, and has authored several best-selling and groundbreaking books on AD/HD including Attention, Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your AD/HD and with co-author Theresa Maitland, PhD, Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen With ADHD or LD for College and On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens With ADHD/LD. In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award. Theresa E. Laurie Maitland, PhD, is the Coordinator of the Academic Success Program for Students with LD/ADHD, a program in the Learning Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Maitland specializes in preparing individuals with ADHD/LD for life after high school. She is the co-author of Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen With ADHD or LD for College and On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens With ADHD/LD. Bryan Ische is a freelance illustrator and designer currently living and operating out of Minneapolis, MN. He graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD) in 2009 with a BFA in Illustration. He is the illustrator of Type 1 Teens and On Your Own. Follow him on Twitter: @bryanische and Instagam: @bryanische.