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ERIC Number: ED497248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-28
Pages: 208
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-9-781-4129-4159-4
Teaching Young Children with ADHD: Successful Strategies and Practical Interventions for PreK-3
Lougy, Richard A.; DeRuvo, Sylvia L.; Rosenthal, David
Corwin Press
This resource provides general education teachers with a solid understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), detailed descriptions of how it manifests in preschool and the primary grades, and research-based approaches for designing and adapting instruction to meet the needs of all young children. Together, the authors offer decades of experience from the fields of school psychology, special education, and medicine. Their combined knowledge clarifies and informs the what, why, and how of inclusive strategies that work, particularly for children with attention disorders. This book includes: (1) Practical interventions to develop children's social skills and manage classroom behavior; (2) Suggestions for helping children with ADHD master the challenging task of writing; (3) Guidelines for recognizing appropriate and inappropriate responses to medication; (4) Recommendations for partnering with parents and families; and (5) In-depth profiles of children with ADHD. By being aware of the impact that ADHD has on children's social, emotional, and educational development, educators can work toward building trust with both students and parents, and develop a positive, lasting influence on the lives of the children they teach. Following a Foreword (Meredith Cathcart), Preface, Acknowledgments and About the Authors, the book is divided into nine chapters: (1) Yes, ADHD Is a Real Disorder!; (2) Recognizing ADHD: Primary Symptoms and Common Impairments; (3) Developing and Reinforcing Appropriate Social Skills; (4) Help, This Kid Is Driving Me Crazy!!: Proactive Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Supports; (5) How Do I Teach This Kid? Classroom Strategies to Support All Learners; (6) Why Is Writing So Hard? Specific Strategies to Develop Writing Skills; (7) What Teachers Should Know About Medication; (8) Communicating Effectively With Parents; and (9) Taking Care of Yourself. Five resources follow: (1) Resource A: Recognizing ADHD in Preschool and Primary Grades: Real Profiles; (2) Resource B: Other Disorders Sometimes Associated With ADHD; (3) Resource C: Childhood Disorders and Conditions That Can Mimic ADHD in Young Children; (4) Resource D: Recommended Books for Teachers and (5) Resource E: Useful Web Sites. References and an index are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Preschool Education; Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A