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How to reach and teach ADD/ADHD children - practical techniques, strategies, and interventions for helping children with attention problems and hyperactivity
Sandra F. Rief
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For educators, specialists, and parents, here is a remarkable new resource packed with classroom–tested techniques and practical know–how for helping children with attention deficit disorders––with or without hyperactivity.

Focusing on the "whole child" and a team approach that lets you guide these children toward academic as well as personal success, the book shows you...

  • What is ADD/ADHD and how to identify it

  • Successful home–school itnervention plans based on actual case studies

  • How to get and keep student attention & increase on–task behavior

  • Specific management techniques that prevent behavioral problems

  • What works best to improve students' organization and study skills

  • Proven multi–sensory activities and methods for language arts, math, and writing instruction

  • How to reach students through learning styles awareness, environmental modifications, and cooperative learning situations

  • Various medications, their effects, and school management of them

  • How to modify assignments and tests, and accommodate the child with writing difficulties

  • Numerous strategies on how to manage kindergarten children

  • How to use relaxation, guided imagery, visualization techniques, and music to get the most from your students

  • How to avoid problems during transitional and noninstructional times

  • A
    Parent's Story
    that deals with the many issues, feelings, and struggles that families face when a child has this disorder

  • Interviews with teens and adults who share what made a significant difference in their lives

Plus you get sample contracts, charts, a student self–evaluation checklist, sample letters and documentation on communicating with physicians and agencies, a learning styles interview to use with children, obseration sheets, and an outline for a social skills planning unit to help you successfully manage the impulsive, overly stimulated, "quick–to–anger" child as well as the child who just can't focus.

In short, this complete resource is like having an expert at your side to answer virtually any question on how to reach and teach children who need your help and understanding!

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Sandra F. Rief
received her B.A. and M.A. in elementary and special education from the University of Illinois. She has taught children with learning disabilities as well as attentional and behavioral problems for the last 19 years. For the past 12 years, she has been working as a Resource Specialist in the San Diego City Schools. As a mentor teacher, Sandy became actively involved in the Project for Attention Related Disorders (PARD) and wrote a manual for her school district on effective strategies for teaching children with attention and learning disabilities. She presents numerous workshops and inservices, and is a featured speaker at conferences addressing this topic. She is also the author of How to Reach & Teach All Students in the Inclusive Classroom
(1996) and
The ADD/ADHD Checklist
(1997), published by The Center for Applied Research in Education.

Keyword Index
Attention-deficit-disordered children - Education - United States - Handbooks, manuals, etc.|Hyperactive children - Education - United States - Handbooks, manuals, etc.|Classroom management - United States - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages

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