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Teaching Young Children With ADHD:
Successful Strategies and Practical Interventions for PreK-3

by Richard A. Lougy, Silvia L. DeRuvo & David Rosenthal

Item: 9781412941600

Format: softcover
Pages: 208

Though many books exist to help teachers of school-age children with ADHD, not much has been written with the early childhood educator in mind. This unique book is specifically written for preschool and early elementary educators. Its focus is not to discuss guidelines for diagnosing ADHD in young children, but to provide PreK-3 teachers with a better understanding of the disorder, how to recognise it, and how it impacts both social-emotional and educational development. Children who exhibit ADHD behaviours need early educational support to minimise learning challenges and classroom disruption. The authors present a variety of strategies for classroom adaptations (both environmental and instructional), as well as practical interventions to develop appropriate social skills, manage classroom behaviour, help children with ADHD master the particularly challenging task of writing, and communicate effectively with parents. One chapter reviews what teachers should know about medications and how they affect behavior in the classroom. An extensive Resource section at the end of the book offers detailed profiles of children in preschool and primary grades diagnosed with ADHD. Though this book has been written to help children who struggle with attentional issues, teachers will find the strategies applicable for all children in their classrooms.

Features of this book:

  • Offers clear explanations and descriptions of the symptoms of ADHD, common impairments, and associated disorders
  • In-depth profiles of real preschool through grade 3 children with ADHD are examined in the Resources section
  • Provides teachers with tools to adapt teaching strategies across different subject areas, with an entire chapter dedicated to writing
  • Walks teachers through developing children's social and problem-solving skills
  • Addresses how to recognize appropriate and inappropriate responses to medication, and when parents and doctors should be notified
“Well written, easy to read, and comprehensive in scope. The advice, strategies, and vignettes are all excellent.”
- Sandra F. Rief Author of How to Reach & Teach Children With ADD/ADHD and The ADHD Book of Lists

“This is the most complete and definitive book on the topic. A must-read for every educator and administrator.”
- Carol S. Reynolds, Principal Frostproof Elementary School, FL

“From interventions and ideas for helping kids with ADHD learn to tips for understanding medications, this pairs profiles of kids with ADHD with tested solutions teachers can use throughout the analysis, intervention, and educational process.”
- California Bookwatch, June 2008 Midwest Book Review

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