Synopses & Reviews
The ADD/ADHD Checklist
The "go to" reference for parents and teachers—fully revised and updated! Whether you are a parent of a child with attention problems or a classroom teacher, this book will help you better understand children and teenagers with ADD/ADHD and give you tools to help them succeed. Sandra Rief, an internationally known expert on ADD/ADHD, offers you the most current information available on the disorder and practical advice on a wide range of topics:
- General information about ADD/ADHD
- The most common treatments for ADD/ADHD
- Practical suggestions for managing ADD/ADHD at home
- Strategies to help kids with ADD/ADHD succeed at school
- Techniques and supports that teachers can use with all students in the classroom,including those with ADD/ADHD
- Helpful tips to boost memory, relaxation, and social skills in kids with ADD/ADHD
The book follows a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format and is filled with valuable information and helpful advice. With the help of The ADD/ADHD Checklist, you can provide the interventions, appropriate strategies, encouragement, and support necessary to help children with attention problems succeed.
Praise for The ADD/ADHD Checklist
"One of the most comprehensive ADHD reference guides ever compiled . . . this book belongs in your ADHD resource library."
—Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., co-publisher, ADDvancemagazine and coauthor of Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attentionand Understanding Girls with AD/HD
"This exceptional book has so many lists brimming with helpful tips, valuable insights, and useful strategies that it deserves to be on everyone's short list of great ADHD books!"
—Dr. Andrew Adesman, chief, Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Schneider Children's Hospital, New York
"An extremely valuable and user-friendly guide for parents, teachers, and professionals to understand, treat, parent, and educate children with ADHD."
—Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., co-author of Raising Resilient Childrenand Raising a Self-Disciplined Child
"Sandy Reif's vast knowledge of youngsters with ADD/ASHD is readily apparent in her impressive new book. In a refreshingly concise, easy-to-read style, she provides a wealth of information about ADD/ADHD that will serve as a wonderful resource for parents, teachers, and other professionals. The recommendations she offers for both the home and school environment are clear, practical, and achievable and based on a belief in the child's ability to succeed."
— Robert Brooks, Ph.D., author of The Self-Esteem Teacher and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School
"Sandy Rief has provided an encyclopedia of practical information, tips, and suggestions. The organization of The ADD/ADHD Checklist makes a very large volume of information easily accessible to the reader. Ms. Reif has deftly blended the current scientific knowledge concerning ADHD with a wealth of experiential knowledge developed from her years as an educator."
— Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., coauthor of Managing Attention Disorders in Children, Second Edition and on the faculty of the University of Utah
"I teach many in-service workshops on AD/HD Checklist for parents and educators. The ADD/ADHD Checklist is the book I have been waiting for. I'll be referring many people to it because its comprehensive, but simple, format of checklists will be valuable in providing that 'extra understanding' that parents and educators need to help those with AD/HD achieve successful outcomes."
— Linda P. Smith, educator and parent of an AD/HD child
The purpose of The ADD/ADHD Checklist
is to better understand children and teenagers with ADD/ADHD and the kind of support and intervention that is necessary for their success. Written in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format, the book is packed with practical advice and information on a wide range of topics and is organized into the following five sections:
- Checklists for Basic Information on ADD/ADHD
- Checklists for Parents
- Checklists for Teachers
- Academic Strategies for Home and School
- Other Important Checklists for Parents and Teachers
As the author reminds us, "It is never too late to help a child with ADD/ADHD. If I am able to convey any message throughout this book, I wish it to be one of hope and optimism. When we work together, each and every one of our children can succeed!"
A practical and concise format presents tested solutions to common ADD/ADHD behavior problems, such as fighting, disobeying rules, failing to complete homework, poor hygiene, name-calling, disorganization, bed-wetting, and talking back. Organized for quick access and easy use into eight sections. An indispensable guide for beleaguered teachers, counselors, and parents.
Written by a nationally known educator with two decades of experience in working with ADD/ADHD students. For fast, reliable information about attention deficit disorder, parents and teachers need only to refer to The ADD/ADHD Checklist. This unique resource is packed with up-to-date facts, findings, and proven strategies and techniques for understanding and helping children and adolescents with attention deficit problems and hyperactivity-- all in a handy list format.
About the Author
Sandra F. Rief,M.A., is an internationally known speaker, teacher trainer, educational consultant, and author or coauthor of several bestselling books including How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHDand How to Reach and Teach All Children in the Inclusive Classroom. For more information, go to www.sandrarief.com.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1: BASIC INFORMATION ON ADD/ADHD.
1 1.ADD, ADHD, AD/HD…What’s the Difference?
1 2.Definitions & Descriptions of ADHD.
1 3.Risk Factors Associated with ADHD.
1 4.Behavioral Characteristics of ADHD.
1 5.ADHD and the "Executive Functions".
1 6.What We Do and Don’t Yet Know About ADHD.
1 7.ADHD and Co existing Conditions/Disorders.
1 8.What May be the Causes of ADHD.
1 9.ADHD "Look Alikes".
1 10.Girls with ADHD.
1 11.Making the Diagnosis: A Comprehensive Evaluation for ADHD.
1 12.Multimodal Treatment for ADHD.
1 13.Medication Treatment for ADHD.
1 14.Behavioral Treatment and Management of ADHD.
1 15.If a Child/Teen is Taking Medication: What Teachers and Parents Need to Know.
1 16.The Impact of ADHD on the Family.
1 17.The Impact of ADHD on School Success.
1 18.Critical Elements for School Success.
1 19.Positive Traits Common in Many Kids & Adults with ADHD.
SECTION 2: CHECKLISTS FOR PARENTS.
2 1.What Children & Teens with ADHD Need from Parents.
2 2.Positive and Effective Discipline.
2 3.Preventing Behavior Problems at Home.
2 4.Preventing Behavior Problems Outside of the Home.
2 5.Coping and Dealing with Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors.
2 6.Rewards and Positive Reinforcers for Home.
2 7.Following Directions & Increasing Compliance Tips for Parents.
2 8.Environmental Modifications at Home.
2 9.What Parents Can Do to Help with Organization.
2 10.What Parents Can Do to Help with Time Management.
2 11.Homework Tips for Parents.
2 12.Parenting Your Child with ADHD: Recommended Do’s and Don’ts.
2 13.Supports and Training Parents Need.
2 14.Building a Positive Relationship with the School.
2 15.Advocacy Tips for Parents.
2 16.Planning Ahead for Next School Year.
2 17.Pursuing an Evaluation for ADHD: Recommendations for Parents.
SECTION 3: CHECKLISTS FOR TEACHERS.
3 1.Proactive Classroom Management.
3 2.Preventing Behavior Problems During Transitions and "Challenging Times" of the School Day.
3 3.Tips for Giving Directions and Increasing Student Compliance.
3 4.Dealing with Impulsive, Hyperactive, and Other Challenging Behaviors at School.
3 5.Rewards and Positive Reinforcers for Schools.
3 6.Environmental Supports and Accommodations in the Classroom.
3 7.Getting and Focusing Students’ Attention.
3 8.Maintaining Students? Attention and Participation.
3 9.Keeping Students On Task During Seatwork.
3 10.Strategies for Inattentive, Distractible Students.
3 11.Communicating with Parents: Tips for Teachers.
3 12.Homework Tips for Teachers.
3 13.What Teachers Can Do to Help with Organization.
3 14.What Teachers Can Do to Help with Time Management.
3 15.Adaptations and Modifications of Assignments.
3 16.Adaptations and Modifications of Materials.
3 17.Testing Adaptations and Supports.
3 18.If You Suspect Your Student has ADHD.
SECTION 4: ACADEMIC STRATEGIES FOR HOME AND SCHOOL.
4 1.Common Reading Difficulties.
4 2.Reading Strategies and Interventions.
4 3.Math Difficulties Related to ADHD and/or LD.
4 4.Math Strategies and Interventions.
4 5.Why Writing is a Struggle.
4 6.Strategies to Help with Prewriting: Planning & Organizing.
4 7.Strategies for Composition & Written Expression.
4 8.Strategies for Revising and Editing.
4 9.Multisensory Spelling Strategies.
4 10.Improving Handwriting & Legibility of Written Work.
4 11.Strategies for Bypassing and Accommodating Writing Difficulties.
SECTION 5: OTHER IMPORTANT CHECKLISTS FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS.
5 1.The Necessity of a Team Approach.
5 2.Memory Strategies and Accommodations.
5 3.Relaxation Strategies, Visualization, Exercise, & More.
5 4.ADHD & Social Skills Interventions .
5 5.ADHD in the Young Child.
5 6.ADHD in Adolescents.
5 7.Educational Rights for Students with ADHD.
5 8.Web Resources to Understand & Support Children with ADHD & Related Disorders.
5 9.Books and Other Resources by Sandra Rief.