ERIC Number: ED512217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 0
ADHD Diagnosis and Management: A Practical Guide for the Clinic and the Classroom
Wolraich, Mark L.; DuPaul, George J.
Brookes Publishing Company
Effective, "integrated" care across clinical, classroom, and home settings: that's what every student with ADHD needs to achieve academic and social success. Now professionals have one complete, highly accessible guide to delivering this kind of coordinated treatment for children in Grades 1-8. Aligned with the AAP's new guidelines for ADHD management, this essential resource is the key to developing a comprehensive treatment program--one that combines the expertise of school psychologists, educators, primary care providers, and the child's family. Professionals will get practical, research-based guidelines that help with every stage of ADHD management, including: (1) conducting universal and individual screening for ADHD and comorbid disorders; (2) accurately diagnosing ADHD using in-depth information from parents and the other professionals who work with the child; (3) using today's most effective interventions for ADHD, with detailed discussion of both psychotropic medications and behavioral strategies in home and school settings; (4) developing successful classroom-based strategies that combine the contributions of teachers, parents, peers, and the child himself; (5) managing the functional impairments associated with ADHD, including difficulties with academic performance and relationships with peers and authority figures; (6) adopting a family-centered approach, so parents are true partners in the diagnosis and management of ADHD; and (7) maintaining open, coordinated communication between the family, primary care provider, educators, mental health clinicians, and other professionals. It contains eleven chapters: (1) Introduction and History; (2) Prevalence, Etiology, and Long-Term Outcomes; (3) Screening Procedures; (4) Diagnosis; (5) Functional Impairments; (6) Treatment Strategies; (7) The Family's Role; (8) School Procedures and Interventions; (9) Communication; (10) Future Directions; and (11) Resources. About the Authors, Foreword (Steven W. Evans), Preface, Acknowledgments and Index are also included.
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Academic Achievement, Identification, Guidelines, Etiology, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Elementary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Caregiver Role, Child Caregivers, Family Role, Parent Role, Teacher Role, Intervention, Clinical Diagnosis, Screening Tests, Disability Identification
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
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