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3rd Edition

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
What Can Teachers Do?

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ISBN 9780415492027
Published December 1, 2010 by Routledge
120 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder a ‘made-up’ term?

Is it simply an excuse for bad behaviour?

How do children with ADHD really experience school? 

This practical teacher’s guide dispels all the myths and gets down to the facts about ADHD. It explores the nitty-gritty of what you need to know in order to help the children in your class to cope with this complex condition.

This fully revised second edition gives an overview of the disorder based on the broad internationally recognised approach to ADHD, which takes account of its biological as well as environmental elements. It includes:

  • real-life classroom scenarios and case studies of specific children;
  • practical management strategies for both teachers and parents;
  • an exploration of prevailing attitudes to ADHD;
  • advice on initial diagnosis and ongoing assessment.

Packed full of no-nonsense advice and tips, this book will help you adopt the educational strategies and behaviour management approaches that are best suited to each individual child. It also explores the use of alternative treatments, such as psychological and psychiatric strategies, medication, counselling, coaching and changes to diet.

Children who have ADHD can often experience school failure, expulsion and emotional, behavioural and social problems. By demystifying the disorder and its coexisting conditions, this book will help you to understand and manage ADHD, enabling you to offer the children you teach a more positive future.

Table of Contents

Preface  Introduction  Profiles of 'typical' children  What is AD/HD?  Co-existing conditions  Assessment of AD/HD  Managing AD/HD  Case Studies  What can teachers do?  Professionals and services for AD/HD  The long-term outlook  Tom - a real life story  Troubleshooting  Where now?  Appendix One: Further Reading  Appendix two: Research evidence for causes of AD/HD  Appendix three: Diagnostic criteria  Appendix four: Helpful Addresses

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Geoff Kewley is a Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician at the Learning Assessment & Neurocare Centre, West Sussex, UK.