Successfully Managing ADHD

Author: Fintan O'Regan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317802977
Format: PDF
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Behaviour issues in general, and ADHD in particular, is always a high priority in schools. Teachers are constantly searching for practical guidance on how to manage learners who find it difficult to concentrate and stay on task for any length of time, sometimes presenting challenging behaviour in the classroom and disrupting learning for other students. Fintan O’Regan provides a user-friendly resource for busy teachers, showing them how to offer practical and effective strategies and models of good practice to practitioners, and signposting further sources of information. Chapters in this essential book cover topics such as: How can we manage ADHD behaviour? How can we help non-traditional learners access the curriculum? Working with parents of children with ADHD Making transitions less problematic Exporing other options for managing ADHD The role of medication and how/when it can help Written by one of the UK’s leading experts on the topic, SENCOs, teachers, behaviour management staff and senior leaders will find invaluable, practical and up-to-date information and advice on ADHD and will be able use the resources provided as a continuing professional development tool with colleagues in all phases.

The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD

Author: Lidia Zylowska
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834827700
Format: PDF, Docs
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Do you: Have trouble paying attention and staying on task? Suffer from disorganization, procrastination, or forgetfulness? Have difficulty with restlessness or trouble managing strong feelings such as anger and frustration? Struggle with self-doubt and difficulty following through? In a way that causes problems in your relationships or your work? If so, you may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—like an estimated 8 million adults in this country. Physician-researcher Dr. Lidia Zylowska has created an 8-step program for using mindfulness practice (attention and awareness training) to overcome the symptoms of ADHD. The program includes practices such as sitting meditation, body awareness, thoughtful speaking and listening, development of self-acceptance, mindful self-coaching, cultivation of a balanced view of thoughts and emotions, and more. Dr. Zylowska educates readers about ADHD, helping them to understand how their ADHD brain works and how they can use mindful awareness to work with their challenges. She also explains how the mindful approach can be combined with other treatments, including medications, to boost self-improvement. This book is accompanied by an audio program of guided mindfulness exercises for successfully managing ADHD. The introduction to the book, titled "Dear Reader," includes a link to the free downloadable audio files.

The ADHD Book of Lists

Author: Sandra F. Rief
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118937759
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The newly updated ADHD Book of Lists will be a comprehensive, reliable source of answers, practical strategies, and tools written in a convenient list format"--

Homework Success for Children with ADHD

Author: Thomas J. Power
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572306165
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This manual presents the first empirically supported homework intervention approach specifically developed for families coping with ADHD in children in grades 1-6. Special features include detailed case examples; checklists for monitoring interventions; recruiting instruments and outcome measures; and reproducible parent handouts. Ideal for use with groups of parents and children, or with one family at a time, this manual is intended for school psychologists and counselors, clinical child psychologists and other mental health practitioners, and special education professionals.

Identifying Assessing and Treating ADHD at School

Author: Stephen E. Brock
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441905017
Format: PDF, Kindle
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ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed childhood behavioral disorder. Moreover, many students receiving special education assistance are reported to have ADHD. Children with ADHD may experience significant school adjustment difficulties and achievement problems. Problem behaviors associated with attention deficits and hyperactivity often have a negative impact on the classroom, and, therefore, may compromise the learning environment for many, if not all, students. There is a critical need for school professionals to identify, assess, and treat students with ADHD. Identifying, Assessing, and Treating ADHD at School brings science to practice, providing school professionals invaluable information to meet the needs of children with ADHD. This volume, designed as a practical, easy-to-use reference for school psychologists and other mental health and educational professionals: Explains why school psychologists and their colleagues need to be prepared and able to identify and serve students with ADHD. Identifies the prevalence, influences, and associated conditions. Provides a review of screening, referral, and diagnostic assessment processes. Offers guidance on conducting psychoeducational assessments. Reviews evidence-based treatments. Offers practical guidance on setting up programs that address individual and classroom issues. School psychologists and other education and mental health professionals will find Identifying, Assessing, and Treating ADHD at School an exceptional resource in working to enhance the mental health and academic development of students.

How to Teach and Manage Children with ADHD

Author: Fintan J. O'Regan
Publisher: Pippin Publishing
ISBN: 9781855033481
Format: PDF, Docs
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This practical guide has tips, advice and support for teachers, teaching assistants and parents coping with children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The author has many years' experience of working with and managing ADHD children and provides winning school-time strategies.

Delivered from Distraction

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345490988
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“If you read only one book about attention deficit disorder, it should be Delivered from Distraction.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising Cain In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder–all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD. As Hallowell and Ratey point out, “attention deficit disorder” is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds. Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, Delivered from Distraction provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regime. Inside you’ll discover • whether ADD runs in families • new diagnostic procedures, tests, and evaluations • the links between ADD and other conditions • how people with ADD can free up their inner talents and strengths • the new drugs and how they work, and why they’re not for everyone • exciting advances in nonpharmaceutical therapies, including changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle • how to adapt the classic twelve-step program to treat ADD • sexual problems associated with ADD and how to resolve them • strategies for dealing with procrastination, clutter, and chronic forgetfulness ADD is a trait, a way of living in the world. It only becomes a disorder when it impairs your life. Featuring gripping profiles of patients with ADD who have triumphed, Delivered from Distraction is a wise, loving guide to releasing the positive energy that all people with ADD hold inside. If you have ADD or care about someone who does, this is the book you must read. Praise for Delivered from Distraction “The definitive source of information on attention deficit disorder.”—Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., director, Child Study Center, New York University School of Medicine “A deeply wise and truly helpful book, written with frankness, humor, and tremendous empathy.”—Perri Klass, M.D., co-author of Quirky Kids

Parenting Your Child with ADHD

Author: Craig Wiener
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608823989
Format: PDF, ePub
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It is now possible for concerned parents to treat their child’s attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) without medication. This book shows them how. Written by a supervising psychologist who specializes in child behavioral issues, Parenting Your Child with ADHD presents a groundbreaking program for parents seeking to reduce their child’s inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity and strengthen his or her capacity for self-reliance and cooperation. This unique program promotes positive ways of interrelating and shows parents the five main ways they may have unwittingly reinforced ADHD symptoms in the past. Far from encouraging parents to strictly manage ADHD children, this approach promotes independence in kids so that less discipline and surveillance is necessary. Specifically, this book helps parents promote cooperation by phrasing their requests in specific ways, reduce pressure on their child, and acknowledge the child’s preference as a way to make cooperation a more attractive choice to him or her. Parents learn to resolve problems related to messiness, inappropriate silliness and intrusiveness, chores and helping family members, coordinating schedules, sneaking and stealing, noise and yelling, and overreacting. The second part of the book moves on to issues that take place outside the home, such as shopping excursions, family outings, and travel. Finally, parents learn ways to increase their child’s independence and cooperation with schoolwork and compliance in the classroom environment. The child learns the value of being knowledgeable without the motivation of punishment or gift rewards.

Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD

Author: Debra Burdick
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626258058
Format: PDF
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Get focused, the mindful way! In Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD, a clinical social worker offers powerful skills based in mindfulness and neuroscience to help you succeed in all areas of life—at home, in school, with friends, and beyond! As if being a teen wasn’t tough enough, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make everyday life even more difficult—from struggling in school to relationship troubles with family and friends. When you just can’t focus, life can get lost in the balance. And to make matters worse, you might also feel stressed or have trouble sleeping and eating well. So, how can you gain focus and start feeling better right away? In Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD, a clinical social worker offers fast, easy mindfulness skills to help you successfully navigate all the areas of life, including making good choices, completing tasks, increasing academic success, excelling at sports, driving safely, getting enough sleep, managing stress, and more. By paying attention to the moment, you’ll find yourself less distracted and better able to focus on what’s going on right now—whether it’s an algebra test, a job interview, or an important conversation with a friend. The mindfulness activities in this workbook will also help you build self-awareness and practice self-reflection—key skills to succeeding in life! These skills will help you start feeling more focused, less stressed, and gain confidence in your ability to reach your goals. So, what are you waiting for?