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How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children: Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions for Helping Children with Attention Problems and Hyperacby Sandra F Rief
Synopses & Reviews
For educators, specialists, and parents, here is a remarkable new resource packed with classroom-tested techniques and practical know-how for helping children with attention deficit disorders--with or without hyperactivity.
Focusing on the "whole child" and a team approach that lets you guide these children toward academic as well as personal success, the book shows you...
Plus you get sample contracts, charts, a student self-evaluation checklist, sample letters and documentation on communicating with physicians and agencies, a learning styles interview to use with children, obseration sheets, and an outline for a social skills planning unit to help you successfully manage the impulsive, overly stimulated, "quick-to-anger" child as well as the child who just can't focus.
In short, this complete resource is like having an expert at your side to answer virtually any question on how to reach and teach children who need your help and understanding!
A comprehensive resource that addresses the "whole child, " as well as the team approach to meeting the needs of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Includes management techniques that promote on-task behavior and language arts, whole language, and multi-sensory instruction strategies that maintain student attention and keep students involved.
Sandra Rief offers myriad real-life case studies, interviews, and student intervention plans for children with ADD/ADHD. In addition, the book contains best teaching practices and countless strategies for enhancing classroom performance for all types of students.
This invaluable resource offers proven suggestions for:
About the Author
'Sandra F. Rief, M.A., is a leading educational consultant, author, and speaker on effective strategies and interventions for helping students with learning, attention, and behavioral challenges. An award-winning educator with over twenty years experience teaching in public schools, she presents seminars, workshops, and keynotes nationally and internationally on this topic. Sandra is also the author of The ADHD Book of Listsand The ADD/ADHD Checklist, both from Jossey-Bass. '
Table of Contents
PART 1: KEY INFORMATION FOR UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING ADHD.
Section 1.1: Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Section 1.2: Making the Diagnosis: A Comprehensive Evaluation for ADHD.
Section 1.3: Multimodal Treatments for ADHD.
Section 1.4: Medication Treatment and Management.
Section 1.5: Do’s and Don’ts for Teachers and Parents.
Section 1.6: Critical Factors in the Success of Students with ADHD.
Section 1.7: ADHD and Social Skills Interventions.
Section 1.8: ADHD in Preschool and Kindergarten.
Section 1.9: ADHD in Middle School and High School.
Part 1: General References.
Part 1: Recommended Resources.
PART 2: MANAGING THE CHALLENGE OF ADHD BEHAVIORS.
Section 2.1: Classroom Management and Positive Discipline Practices.
Section 2.2: Preventing or Minimizing Behavior Problems During Transitions and Less Structured Times.
Section 2.3: Individualized Behavior Management, Interventions, and Supports.
Section 2.4: Strategies to Increase Listening, Following Directions, and Compliance.
Section 2.5: Attention!! Strategies for Engaging, Maintaining, and Regulating Students’ Attention.
Part 2: General References.
Part 2: Recommended Resources.
PART 3: INSTRUCTIONAL AND ACADEMIC STRATEGIES AND SUPPORTS.
Section 3.1: Reaching Students Through Differentiated Instruction.
Section 3.2: Multisensory Instruction.
Section 3.3: Reaching Students Through Their Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences.
Section 3.4: The Advantages of Cooperative Learning for Students with ADHD.
Section 3.5: Organization, Time Management, and Study Skills.
Section 3.6: Learning Strategies and Study Skills.
Section 3.7: Writing and Reading Challenges for Students with ADHD.
Section 3.8: Written Language Strategies, Accommodations, and Interventions: Pre-Planning/Organizing, Handwriting, Assistive Technology.
Section 3.9: Strategies for Building Written Expression and Editing Skills.
Section 3.10: Reading Strategies and Interventions: Building Decoding Skills, Vocabulary, and Fluency.
Section 3.11: Reading Comprehension Strategies and Interventions.
Section 3.12: Mathematics: Challenges and Strategies.
Part 3: General References.
Part 3: Recommended Resources.
PART 4: PERSONAL STORIES AND CASE STUDIES.
Section 4.1: A Parent’s Story: What Every Teacher and Clinician Needs to Hear.
Section 4.2: Case Studies and Interventions (Adam and Vincent).
PART 5: COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS AND SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITIES IN HELPING CHILDREN WITH ADHD.
Section 5.1: Teaming for Success: Communication, Collaboration, and Mutual Support.
Section 5.2: The Role of the School’s Multidisciplinary Team.
Section 5.3: School Documentation and Communication with Medical Providers and Others.
Section 5.4: Educational Laws and Rights of Students with ADHD.
Section 5.5: Innovative Collaborative Programs for Helping Children with ADHD.
Part 5: General References.
Part 5: Recommended Resources.
PART 6: ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS AND STRATEGIES.
Section 6.1: Stress Reduction, Relaxation Strategies, Leisure Activities, and Exercise.
Section 6.2: Music for Relaxation, Transitions, Energizing, and Visualization.
Part 6: General References.
Part 6: Recommended Resources. \n
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