Written by one of the UKs leading experts in ADHD, O’ Regan’s Successfully Teaching and Managing 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:
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.
Foreward by Lorraine Peterson
1: Why is the issue of ADHD so important?
A shared understanding and ethos
Some facts and figures
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?
4: How can we help non-traditional learners to access the curriculum?
Case Study 1
Case Study 2
Developing basic skills
5: Whole school approaches
A multi-modal model
Rapport, Relationships, Role models
6: How does medication help?
Different types of medication
An argument for using medication
Considering the medication process
What do parents need to know about medication?
7: Are there any additional options for managing ADHD?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Speech and language therapy
8: How can teachers work with parents of children with ADHD?
Identifying problem times
Rewards and Sanctions
9: How can transitions be made less problematic?
KS1 to KS2
Primary to secondary school transition
Peer support and understanding
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)
Starting a discussion
Appendix 1: CAST (Child ADHD Screening Tool)
Appendix 2: Assessing girls with ADD/ADHD
Appendix 3: School policy for managing medicines
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