School Success for Kids With ADHD offers parents and teachers the support they need to ensure that children with attention deficits build on their strengths, circumvent their weaknesses, and achieve to their fullest potential. With the growing number of children diagnosed with attention problems, parents and teachers need practical advice for helping these children succeed in school.
Topics covered include recognizing the causes and types of attention deficits and how they appear in the school context, requesting school evaluations and diagnoses, understanding the laws regarding students with special needs, advocating for these students in the school environment, and coaching students with attention deficits to success.
The authors also include a brief overview of research and medical perspectives on attention deficits, strategies used by teachers of children with ADHD, and helpful tools for parents and teachers to employ.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction The Importance and Impact of Attention History of ADHD The Medical Perspective What Parents Need to Know The Most Effective Treatment and Management System for ADHD: The 12-Point Multimodal Action Plan Strategies Used by Successful Teachers for Children With Attentional Issues The Power and Techniques of Effective Coaching College and Beyond The Part Technology Plays in Managing ADHD A Review of Alternative Treatments Parents Can Consider Conclusion Resources References Appendix A: Supplementary Tools for Use With Individuals With ADHD Appendix B: Extended Information on Research of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder About the Authors About the Contributors
Stephan M. Silverman, Ph.D., is former Director of Assessment and Behavioral Services for the Weinfeld Education Group. He was a school psychologist in the Montgomery County Public Schools system in Maryland for 30 years and has maintained a private practice in Maryland since 1975.
Jacqueline S. Iseman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Potomac, MD. She received her bachelor's degree from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from George Mason University. She has worked in a variety of hospital, school, and clinic settings including Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, the Devereux Foundation's Day School in Pennsylvania, and several private practices in Maryland and Virginia. In Iseman's private practice, Hands on Health Psychological Services, LLC, she provides support and guidance to her clients in order to provide pathways toward developing healthier and more fulfilling lives. Her areas of expertise include working with children, adolescents, and families providing psychotherapy, consultations, and assessment.
From recognizing common causes of problems and how attention deficits appear in school to reviewing the latest medical research, this packs in key links to ADHD and school success and is a powerful pick for any collection!,Midwest Book Review, 11/1/10