How To Reach And Teach Children with ADD / ADHD: Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions

How To Reach And Teach Children with ADD / ADHD: Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions

Sandra F. Rief

Language: English

Pages: 464

ISBN: 0787972959

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Sandra Rief offers myriad real-life case studies, interviews, and student intervention plans for children with ADD/ADHD. In addition, the book contains best teaching practices and countless strategies for enhancing classroom performance for all types of students.

This invaluable resource offers proven suggestions for:

  • Engaging students' attention and active participation
  • Keeping students on-task and productive
  • Preventing and managing behavioral problems in the classroom
  • Differentiating instruction and addressing students' diverse learning styles
  • Building a partnership with parents
  • and much more.

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instructional strategies, attending meetings with parents, providing information, suggesting any appropriate school-based interventions that may be available, and making necessary referrals. Do not neglect to do everything you can to forge a collaborative relationship with parents. Do remember and acknowledge that parents are the “experts” on their son or daughter. Invite their input, and welcome their involvement. Communicate with parents regularly, and make a plan for working together (for

with ADHD (and many other children). Because of the high degree of negative feedback received over the years, many students with ADHD perceive themselves as failures. We must avoid ridicule, and never humiliate children or teens in front of their peers. Preservation of their self-esteem is critical in truly helping these children succeed in life. INTERVIEW WITH JOE (41 Years Old, California) Joe was diagnosed as an adult with learning disabilities and ADHD “Watch Joseph. He’s one of the

job must be done thirty kids through the line in five minutes but the hyper kid thinks “time for fun”! Every dessert in the case he handles, every cookie his fingers must touch at the end of the line teacher wrinkles her nose barks “You just get into trouble too much!” He carelessly strolls to the table spilling most of the food on his tray when he asks, “Can I sit down beside you?” his friends say “I don’t think you may.” So he sits at the end of the table, alone. His dessert he wolfs down first Section 2.4 Strategies to Increase Listening, Following Directions, and Compliance One of the key frustrations for teachers and parents of children with ADHD is getting the child to stop, listen, and comply with adult directions or “commands.” There are a number of reasons children or teens

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