The ADHD Book of Lists: A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders


Practical ADHD management techniques for parents andteachers

The ADHD Book of Lists is a comprehensive guide toADHD/ADD, providing the answers parents, teachers, and othercaregivers seek in a convenient list format. This new secondedition has been updated with the latest research findings andresources, including the most up to date tools and strategies forhelping these children succeed. Each aspect of ADHD/ADD is fullyexplained, from diagnosis to intervention, providing readers ...

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Practical ADHD management techniques for parents andteachers

The ADHD Book of Lists is a comprehensive guide toADHD/ADD, providing the answers parents, teachers, and othercaregivers seek in a convenient list format. This new secondedition has been updated with the latest research findings andresources, including the most up to date tools and strategies forhelping these children succeed. Each aspect of ADHD/ADD is fullyexplained, from diagnosis to intervention, providing readers withthe insight they need to make the best choices for the affectedchild. Coverage includes the latest medications and behavioralmanagement techniques that work inside and outside the classroom,plus guidance toward alleviating individual struggles includinginattention, impulsivity, executive function and subject-specificacademic issues. Readers learn how to create a collaborative careteam by bringing parents, teachers, doctors, therapists, andcounselors on board to build a comprehensive management plan, aswell as the practical techniques they can use every day to providethese children the support they need to be their very best.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder cannot be cured, but itcan be managed. Children with ADHD/ADD do not outgrow it, but theadults in their lives play a major role in what these childrenachieve and how they feel about themselves. This book is aninsightful guide to supporting children with ADHD, and giving themthe mental, emotional, and practical tools that boost theirconfidence and abilities.

  • Investigate comprehensive treatments, including ADHDcoaching
  • Learn strategies for strengthening organization, working memoryand other executive functions.
  • Understand effective classroom management of students withADHD
  • Discover ways to help struggling children succeed despite thechallenges

There is a high correlation between ADHD and a number ofnegative outcomes when not treated, but the tide is turning as moreeffective management becomes commonplace. The ADHD Book ofLists is the complete easy-to-reference guide to practical ADHDmanagement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118937754
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/15/2015
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 873,317

Meet the Author

Sandra F. Rief, M.A., a leading speaker, author andconsultant on effective strategies and interventions for meetingthe needs of children with learning, attention, and behavioralchallenges. She is the author of the bestseller How to Reach andTeach ADD/ADHD Children and The ADD/ADHD Checklist.Sandra is an award-winning educator with over twenty years ofexperience teaching in public school (in 1995 was named CaliforniaResource Specialist of the Year.)

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Table of Contents

Dedication and Acknowledgments iii
About the Author iv
About This Book v
A Note from the Author vii
Section 1 Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating ADHD
1-1 Definitions and Descriptions of ADHD 3
1-2 ADHD and the "Executive Functions" 5
1-3 The Official Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD (DSM-IV) 8
1-4 What Is Currently Known and Unknown About ADHD 11
1-5 Behavioral Characteristics of ADHD 15
1-6 ADHD Statistics and Risk Factors 20
1-7 What the Research Is Revealing About ADHD 22
1-8 Probable Causes of ADHD 25
1-9 Positive Traits and Characteristics in Many People with ADHD 28
1-10 ADHD "Look Alikes" 29
1-11 ADHD and Coexisting (or Associated) Disorders 31
1-12 Developmental Course of ADHD Across the Lifespan 35
1-13 Girls with Attention Deficit Disorders 42
1-14 Making the Diagnosis: A Comprehensive Evaluation for ADHD 46
1-15 The School's Role and Responsibilities in the Diagnosis of ADHD 53
1-16 Pursuing an Evaluation for ADHD: Recommendations for Parents 55
1-17 If You Suspect a Student Has ADHD: Recommendations and Information for Teachers and Other School Personnel 58
1-18 School-Based Assessment for ADHD 61
1-19 Parent and Teacher Rating Scales, Questionnaires, and Interview Questions 65
1-20 ADHD and Its Effect on the Family 68
1-21 The Impact of ADHD on School Performance and Success 70
1-22 A Comprehensive Treatment Program for ADHD 72
1-23 Research-Validated Treatments for ADHD 77
1-24 Medication Treatment and Management 82
1-25 If a Child/Teen Is Taking Medication: Advice for School Staff and Parents 87
1-26 Alternative and Unproven Treatments for ADHD 92
Section 2 Preventing and Managing Behavior Problems: Strategies, Supports, and Psycho-Social Interventions
2-1 Target Behaviors for Students with ADHD 97
2-2 Rewards and Positive Reinforcers for School 102
2-3 Classroom-Management Tips 105
2-4 Environmental Accommodations and Supports in the Classroom 111
2-5 Preventing Behavior Problems During Transitions and "Challenging Times" of the School Day 115
2-6 Tips for Giving Directions and Increasing Student Compliance 118
2-7 Class (Group) Behavior-Management Systems 121
2-8 Disciplining Students: Addressing Misbehavior 125
2-9 Individualized Behavior Management, Interventions, and Supports 129
2-10 Strategies to Aid Calming and Avoid Escalation of Problems 134
2-11 Tips for Dealing with "Challenging" or "Difficult" Behaviors 136
2-12 Proactive Parenting: Positive Discipline and Behavior-Management Strategies 139
2-13 Following Directions: Tips for Parents to Improve Children's Listening and Compliance 144
2-14 Rewards and Positive Reinforcers for Home 148
2-15 Preventing Behavior Problems Outside of the Home 151
2-16 Social Skills Interventions and Teaching Prosocial Behavior 153
2-17 Common Triggers or Antecedents to Misbehavior 160
2-18 Sources and Resources for Behavioral Management 162
Section 3 Instructional Strategies, Accommodations, and Supports
3-1 Adaptations, Accommodations, and Modifications: What's the Difference? 171
3-2 Instructional Interventions and Accommodations 174
3-3 Strategies for Engaging Students' Attention and Active Participation 176
3-4 Strategies for Inattentive, Distractible Students 180
3-5 Adaptations and Modifications of Assignments 184
3-6 Adaptations and Modifications of Materials 186
3-7 Strategies for Presenting Lessons 189
3-8 Adaptations and Modifications of Testing 192
3-9 Accommodations for Learning Styles 195
Section 4 Study Skills/Learning Strategies, Organization, and Homework Tips
4-1 Memory Strategies and Accommodations 201
4-2 Metacognitive and Learning Strategies 204
4-3 ADHD: Struggles with Organization, Time Management, and Study Skills 209
4-4 What Teachers Can Do to Help with Organization 211
4-5 What Parents Can Do to Help with Organization 216
4-6 What Teachers Can Do to Help with Time Management 220
4-7 What Parents Can Do to Help with Time Management 224
4-8 Homework Tips for Teachers 227
4-9 Homework Tips for Parents 231
Section 5 Academic Difficulties in Reading, Writing, and Math
5-1 Common Reading Difficulties in Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders 239
5-2 The Reading Process: What Good Readers Do 246
5-3 Strategies for Building Word Recognition, Reading Vocabulary, and Fluency 248
5-4 Reading Tips and Strategies for Parents 255
5-5 Strategies for Reading Comprehension 258
5-6 Why Writing Is Such a Struggle for Students with ADHD 268
5-7 Strategies to Help with Prewriting (Planning and Organizing) 272
5-8 Strategies for Building Skills in Written Expression 276
5-9 Help with Editing Strategies and Other Tips 281
5-10 Multisensory Spelling Strategies and Activities 285
5-11 Strategies for Improving Fine-Motor Skills, Handwriting, Written Organization, and Legibility 291
5-12 Strategies for Bypassing and Accommodating Writing Difficulties 297
5-13 Math Difficulties Associated with ADHD 301
5-14 Math Strategies and Interventions 304
Section 6 Collaborative Care and Practices to Support Students with ADHD
6-1 The Necessity of a Team Approach 315
6-2 The Student Support Team (SST) Process 317
6-3 What Supports and Training Do Teachers Need? 324
6-4 What Supports and Training Do Parents Need? 327
6-5 Groundbreaking Advances in the Collaborative Care of Children with ADHD 330
Section 7 Special Education, Related Services, or Other School Supports and Accommodations for Students with ADHD
7-1 Educational Rights of Children with ADHD 339
7-2 IDEA as It Applies to Students with ADHD 344
7-3 How Section 504 Applies to Students with ADHD 349
7-4 The IEP and the Special Education Process 355
7-5 Disciplining Students with Disabilities Under IDEA 365
Section 8 Understanding, Supporting, and Improving Outcomes for Individuals with ADHD
8-1 What Students with ADHD Need for School Success 373
8-2 What Children and Teens with ADHD Need from Parents 376
8-3 Do's and Don'ts for Teachers 378
8-4 Communicating with Parents: Tips for Teachers 380
8-5 Parent Advocacy: Tips and Strategies 382
8-6 ADHD in Young Children 386
8-7 ADHD in Adolescents 390
8-8 ADHD in Adults 395
8-9 Stress Reduction, Relaxation Strategies, and Exercise 400
8-10 Resources on the Internet 404
8-11 Abbreviations Associated with ADHD 411
Appendix Charts, Forms, and Visual Prompts
A-1 Homework Assignment Log
A-2 Homework Assignments
A-3 Student Weekly Planning Schedule
A-4 Things to Do Today
A-5 Classroom Procedures: What Do You Expect Students to Do When ...?
A-6 Sample illustrations of Morning Routine: 1. Hang up coat; 2. Put homework in bin; 3. Sharpen pencil; 4. Get busy on warm-up activity; 5. Ready by morning bell
A-7 Home Note
A-8 How to Establish a School-Home Daily Report Card
A-9 Daily School Report Card
A-10 Reward Form (Sample)
A-11 Classroom Behavioral Chart
A-12 Student Daily Behavioral Report
A-13 Student Weekly Progress Report
A-14 Connect-the-Dots Chart
A-15 Weekly Behavior Report
A-16 Behavior Rating Sheet
A-17 Daily Performance Record
A-18 Student-Generated Progress Report
A-19 Student Goal Sheet
A-20 Self-Monitoring Form
A-21 Response Cost Chart
A-22 Student Contract
A-23 Student Contract
A-24 Homework Coupon
A-25 ADHD Management Plan
A-26 NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scale--Teacher Informant
A-27 Visual Prompts and Icons
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