Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers: Teaching Students with Tourette's, Bipolar Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, ADHD, and More

Overview

Current estimates indicate that 20% of school-aged children, K-12, have one or more neurological conditions, and of these, most have multiple diagnoses.

CHALLENGING KIDS, CHALLENGED TEACHERS is an educator's go-to source for creating a supportive environment to successfully teach children with multiple neurological disorders including Tourette's Syndrome, OCD, ADHD, LD, Nonverbal Learning Disability, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, ...

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Overview

Current estimates indicate that 20% of school-aged children, K-12, have one or more neurological conditions, and of these, most have multiple diagnoses.

CHALLENGING KIDS, CHALLENGED TEACHERS is an educator's go-to source for creating a supportive environment to successfully teach children with multiple neurological disorders including Tourette's Syndrome, OCD, ADHD, LD, Nonverbal Learning Disability, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Executive Dysfunction, Sensory Processing Disorder, Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep (PANDAS), Bipolar Disorder, "Storms" or "Rages", Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Sleep Problems. Parents, school psychologists, and social workers will also find this book essential reading.

The wealth of practical tools and strategies discussed in this book are founded on the authors' considerable experience treating children with neurological disorders in their private practices and conducting training workshops for teachers, as well as parenting their own children with multiple diagnoses. Full of charts, graphs, lists, quotes, and vignettes, this well-organized resource makes it easy for busy teachers to find the information they need, including:

• Understanding neurological disorders and why they may overlap, the behaviors they cause, and sanity-saving premises about understanding these students
• Each disorder's characteristics, impacts on academics, behavior & social relationships, teacher/student-friendly strategies, other conditions to be on the lookout for
• Conditions commonly observed in students with neurological disorders such as handwriting & visual-motor integration issues, language deficits, and difficulties with written expression, math calculation, reading, and more
• Assistive technology, testing accommodations, homework issues, interventions to address challenging behaviors, school-based related services, positive school-home collaboration, and helping children with peer relationships

CHALLENGING KIDS, CHALLENGED TEACHERS also includes a glossary and resources, and its appendix of screening tools, forms, and checklists are on the accompanying CD-ROM for easy reproduction.

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Editorial Reviews

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“While Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers is filled with complex information, it will be easily understood by lay readers. It is an important resource for parents and professionals alike.”
ForeWord Reviews
This book aims to be a complete resource for teachers, with descriptions of several neurological disorders and their impact on behavior at school and guidelines and strategies for teachers to help remedy those impacts. Excerpted interviews help enliven the text, and the back of the book is fat with resources, including a glossary, assessment tools, and planning tools.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890627829
  • Publisher: Woodbine House
  • Publication date: 7/26/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 329
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Leslie E. Packer, Ph.D. is a psychologist in New York where she treats youth with Tourette's Syndrome, ADHD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and other disorders described in this book. She is the author of the award-winning websites: Tourette Syndrome "Plus", SchoolBehavior.com, as well as Find a Way or Make a Way (Parkaire Press, 2009), a book inspired by both her professional experiences as a consultant to schools and her own children's struggles.

Sheryl K. Pruitt, M.Ed., ET/P is an educational consultant, educational therapist, international speaker, and Clinical Director of Parkaire Consultants, a neurological clinic that serves infants through adults with neurological impairments. Ms. Pruitt is a co-author of the books Teaching the Tiger (Hope Press, 1995) and Tigers, Too (Parkaire Press, 2009) that address neurologically impaired children. She has two sons with neurological disorders.

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