Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

What Can Teachers Do?, 3rd Edition

By Geoff Kewley

© 2011 – Routledge

108 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415492027
pub: 2010-10-24
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About the Book

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

About the Author

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

About the Series

David Fulton / Nasen

The partnership between David Fulton and nasen was established to ensure that relevant, up-to-date and diverse publications were available for schools and to professionals working within the field of special educational needs. These publications ensure that the best provision and practice is shared, enabling teachers and support staff to provide the best educational opportunities for all children and young people with SEN and disabilities.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU026050
EDUCATION / Special Education / Social Disabilities
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REFERENCE / General