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The ADHD Book of Lists: A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Practical ADHD management techniques for parents and teachers

The ADHD Book of Lists is a comprehensive guide to ADHD/ADD, providing the answers parents, teachers, and other caregivers seek in a convenient list format. This new second edition has been updated with the latest research findings and resources, including the most up to date tools and strategies for helping these children succeed. Each aspect of ADHD/ADD is fully explained, from diagnosis to intervention, providing readers with the insight they need to make the best choices for the affected child. Coverage includes the latest medications and behavioral management techniques that work inside and outside the classroom, plus guidance toward alleviating individual struggles including inattention, impulsivity, executive function and subject-specific academic issues. Readers learn how to create a collaborative care team by bringing parents, teachers, doctors, therapists, and counselors on board to build a comprehensive management plan, as well as the practical techniques they can use every day to provide these children the support they need to be their very best.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder cannot be cured, but it can be managed. Children with ADHD/ADD do not outgrow it, but the adults in their lives play a major role in what these children achieve and how they feel about themselves. This book is an insightful guide to supporting children with ADHD, and giving them the mental, emotional, and practical tools that boost their confidence and abilities.

  • Investigate comprehensive treatments, including ADHD coaching

  • Learn strategies for strengthening organization, working memory and other executive functions.

  • Understand effective classroom management of students with ADHD

  • Discover ways to help struggling children succeed despite the challenges

  • There is a high correlation between ADHD and a number of negative outcomes when not treated, but the tide is turning as more effective management becomes commonplace. The ADHD Book of Lists is the complete easy-to-reference guide to practical ADHD management.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Contents
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. Dedication
    7. About the Author
    8. About This Book
    9. A Note from the Author
    10. Section 1: Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating ADHD
      1. 1.1 ADHD: Definitions and Descriptions
      2. 1.2 ADHD and the “Executive Functions”
      3. 1.3 The Official Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD (DSM-5)
      4. 1.4 What Is Currently Known and Unknown about ADHD
      5. 1.5 Signs and Symptoms of ADHD
      6. 1.6 ADHD Statistics: Prevalence and Risk Factors
      7. 1.7 Causes of ADHD
      8. 1.8 ADHD and Coexisting Disorders
      9. 1.9 ADHD Look-Alikes
      10. 1.10 Positive Traits and Strengths
      11. 1.11 Developmental Course of ADHD across the Life Span
      12. 1.12 Girls with ADHD
      13. 1.13 ADHD and Its Effects on the Family
      14. 1.14 Pursuing an Evaluation for ADHD: Tips for Parents
      15. 1.15 Diagnosing ADHD in Children and Teens
      16. 1.16 The School's Role and Responsibilities in the Diagnosis of ADHD
      17. 1.17 If You Suspect a Student Has ADHD: Recommendations for Teachers and Other School Personnel
      18. 1.18 School-Based Assessment for ADHD
      19. 1.19 Multimodal Treatment for ADHD
      20. 1.20 Medication Treatment for Managing ADHD
      21. 1.21 If a Child or Teen Is Taking Medication: Advice for School Staff and Parents
      22. 1.22 Behavior Therapy (Psychosocial Interventions) for Managing ADHD
      23. 1.23 Alternative and Complementary Treatments
    11. Section 2: Minimizing and Managing Behavior Problems
      1. 2.1 Proactive Classroom Management
      2. 2.2 Proactive Parenting: Positive Discipline and Behavior-Management Strategies
      3. 2.3 Creating an ADHD-Friendly Environment
      4. 2.4 Tips for Giving Directions and Increasing Compliance
      5. 2.5 Target Behaviors for Students with ADHD
      6. 2.6 Preventing Behavior Problems outside of the Home
      7. 2.7 Rewards and Positive Reinforcement for Home and School
      8. 2.8 Class (Group) Behavior Management Systems
      9. 2.9 Individualized Behavior Supports and Interventions
      10. 2.10 Preventing Behavior Problems during Transitions and “Challenging Times” of the School Day
      11. 2.11 Common Triggers to Misbehavior
      12. 2.12 Strategies for Attention, Focus, and On-Task Behaviors
      13. 2.13 Strategies for Impulsive and Hyperactive Behaviors
      14. 2.14 Tough Kids: Coping and Dealing with Challenging Behaviors
      15. 2.15 Managing Student Anger, Frustration, and Poor Emotional Regulation
      16. 2.16 Managing Your Child's Difficulty with Emotional Control
      17. 2.17 ADHD and Social Skills Interventions
    12. Section 3: Instructional Strategies, Accommodations, and Supports
      1. 3.1 Adaptations, Accommodations, Modifications: What's the Difference?
      2. 3.2 Getting and Focusing Students’ Attention
      3. 3.3 Maintaining Students’ Attention and Participation
      4. 3.4 Keeping Students On Task during Seatwork
      5. 3.5 Adaptations of Assignments and Materials
      6. 3.6 Testing Adaptations and Supports
      7. 3.7 Accommodating Learning Style Differences and Sensory Needs
      8. 3.8 Research-Based Instructional Approaches and Intervention Resources
    13. Section 4: Study Skills, Organization, and Other Executive Function Strategies
      1. 4.1 Working Memory Weaknesses and Supports
      2. 4.2 Strategies to Aid Memory
      3. 4.3 Metacognitive and Other Learning Strategies
      4. 4.4 ADHD: Difficulties with Organization, Time Management, and Homework
      5. 4.5 What Parents Can Do to Help with Organization
      6. 4.6 What Teachers Can Do to Help with Organization
      7. 4.7 What Parents Can Do to Help with Time Management
      8. 4.8 What Teachers Can Do to Help with Time Management
      9. 4.9 Homework Tips for Parents
      10. 4.10 Homework Tips for Teachers
    14. Section 5: Academic Difficulties, Strategies, and Supports in Reading, Writing, and Math
      1. 5.1 Common Reading Problems in Children and Teens with ADHD
      2. 5.2 The Reading Process: What Good Readers Do
      3. 5.3 Strategies for Building Word Recognition, Decoding, Fluency, and Vocabulary
      4. 5.4 Strategies for Reading Comprehension
      5. 5.5 Reading Tips and Strategies for Parents
      6. 5.6 Why Writing Is a Struggle
      7. 5.7 Strategies to Help with Prewriting: Planning and Organization
      8. 5.8 Strategies for Building Skills in Written Expression
      9. 5.9 Strategies for Revising and Editing
      10. 5.10 Spelling: Challenges, Strategies, and Supports
      11. 5.11 Improving Handwriting and the Legibility of Written Work
      12. 5.12 Strategies to Bypass and Accommodate Writing Difficulties
      13. 5.13 Math Difficulties Related to ADHD and Learning Disabilities
      14. 5.14 Math Strategies and Interventions
    15. Section 6: Educational Rights and Systems of Support at School
      1. 6.1 Response to Intervention (RTI)
      2. 6.2 The Student Support Team (SST) Process
      3. 6.3 Educational Rights for Students with ADHD
      4. 6.4 Federal Law IDEA and Special Education
      5. 6.5 Section 504 Law and How It Applies to Students with ADHD
      6. 6.6 Disciplining Students with Disabilities under IDEA
    16. Section 7: Understanding, Supporting, and Improving Outcomes for Children and Teens with ADHD
      1. 7.1 The Necessity of a Team Approach
      2. 7.2 Advocacy Tips for Parents
      3. 7.3 Parent and Teacher Communication and Relations
      4. 7.4 ADHD in Young Children (Ages Three to Five)
      5. 7.5 ADHD in Middle School and High School
      6. 7.6 ADHD Coaching
      7. 7.7 Healthy, Fun, and Therapeutic Ways to Help Manage ADHD Symptoms
      8. 7.8 What Kids with ADHD Need from Parents and Teachers
      9. 7.9 What Parents of Children with ADHD Need
      10. 7.10 ADHD and Gifted (Dual Exceptionalities)
      11. 7.11 Do's and Don'ts for Parents and Teachers
      12. 7.12 Recommended Websites and Resources
    17. Appendix: Charts, Forms, and Visual Prompts