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Successfully Teaching and Managing Children with ADHD

A Resource for SENCOs and Teachers, 2nd Edition

By Fintan J O'Regan

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96 pages

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Written by one of the UK's leading experts in ADHD, O’Regan’s Successfully Teaching and Managing Children with ADHD is an invaluable resource offering practical and effective strategies for managing the difficult and often disruptive symptoms of ADHD in the classroom setting. Alongside the accessible and user-friendly resources that have made the first edition so valued, this second edition offers:

  • A greater number of case studies addressing the key issues surrounding ADHD in education
  • Up-to-date information and advice regarding medication and behavioural strategies
  • Specific advice on recognising and managing ADHD in girls and adults

Chapters in this book explore topics such as recognising and managing ADHD behaviour; working with parents of children with ADHD; whole school approaches to ADHD; and professional development for teachers and assistants. With accompanying assessment and management resources including the CAST (Child ADHD Screening Tool), this is an essential tool for teachers, SENCOs, behavioural management staff and senior leaders.

Table of Contents

Foreward by Lorraine Peterson

Acknowledgements

INTRODUCTION

1: Why is the issue of ADHD so important?

Research

A shared understanding and ethos

Some facts and figures

Parental views

2: When is it ADHD?

What is the prevalence of ADHD?

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

Girls and ADD

What causes ADHD?

How do you diagnose ADHD?

Are there co-existing difficulties (co-morbidities)?

3: How can we manage ADHD behaviour?

Rules

Priorities

Rewarding success

Target charts

Sanctions

Managing disruptions

Managing aggression

Teacher power

Confrontations

Reframing

4: How can we help non-traditional learners to access the curriculum?

Case Study 1

Case Study 2

Positive interventions

Developing basic skills

Study Skills

Homework

Exam arrangements

5: Whole school approaches

A multi-modal model

Structure

Flexibility

Rapport, Relationships, Role models

6: How does medication help?

Case Study

Different types of medication

An argument for using medication

Considering the medication process

What do parents need to know about medication?

Children’s perceptions

7: Are there any additional options for managing ADHD?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Counselling

Coaching

Diet

Exercise

Speech and language therapy

8: How can teachers work with parents of children with ADHD?

Case study

Parenting programmes

Home-school collaboration

Identifying problem times

Rewards and Sanctions

Siblings

9: How can transitions be made less problematic?

KS1 to KS2

Primary to secondary school transition

Peer support and understanding

Case study

Transition to further education or training

ADHD and the workplace

10: Professional development for teachers and assistants

(Use these chapter summaries to make slides and/or handouts for colleagues, and in structuring training sessions on ADHD)

Planning CPD

Starting a discussion

Appendix 1: CAST (Child ADHD Screening Tool)

Appendix 2: Assessing girls with ADD/ADHD

Appendix 3: School policy for managing medicines

References

Index

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Fintan J. O’Regan is currently an International Behaviour and Learning Consultant and an associate lecturer for Leicester University, the National Association for Special Needs and the Institute of Education. He is also the Vice Chairman of UK ADHD Partnership, a member of the European ADHD Alliance and former chairperson of the European ADHD Taskforce.

About the Series

nasen spotlight

The nasen spotlight series provides practical guidance and tried-and-tested resources for all schools and professionals involved in supporting Special Educational Needs. Written by leading experts and covering a wide range of important issues relating to SEN, the books include accessible explanations and examples of best practice, as well as tools and techniques that you can use to improve provision in school. Several new books are published each year to reflect your changing professional needs, and the whole series is brought to you by nasen, the leading organisation representing SEN professionals.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU046000
EDUCATION / Professional Development
EDU048000
EDUCATION / Inclusive Education