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Understanding and Supporting Children with ADHD

Understanding and Supporting Children with ADHD
Strategies for Teachers, Parents and Other Professionals

Other Titles in:
ADD/ADHD | At-Risk | Learning Disabilities

January 2007 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be hard to include in a mainstream classroom, and managing their behavior is often a challenge. Drawing directly from classroom experience, this book shows how to use effective management strategies to improve behavior in the classroom and at home.

This interdisciplinary approach provides teachers with: 

  • Strategies to deal with disruptive behaviors 
  • Methods for channeling children's positive characteristics 
  • Advice on supporting and guiding parents 
  • Behavior management techniques to promote positive change 
  • Guidelines for collaborating and building partnerships with other professionals
Introduction: Rationale and Overview
Perspectives about AD/HD
Experience of Living with AD/HD
Collaborative Working: For Teachers, Parents and Other Professionals
Educational Interventions
The Way Forward: Support In and Out of the Classroom

An excellent guide to understanding a common difficulty experienced children and a challenge for their teachers. Useful for both management of the behaviours associated with ADHD and also a reference tool for those wishing to extend their study of the condition.

Ms Amanda Barrie
School Of Education, University of Leicester
July 7, 2015

A very accessible book. Really helps in the understanding of ADHD

Miss Antoinette Unsworth
teaching and learning, Michaeljohn Training
August 4, 2014

A great book for any students completing ALN units in a variety of courses.

AACATS, Ystrad Mynach College
June 24, 2013

This book will be brilliant for learners covering SEN units.
It is both factual and informative as well as making interesting reading.
Case studies were helpful for making links to own experiences.
I particularly liked the key points to remember section at the end of each chapter. I feel this really helps learners to summarise and revise the chapters.

Mrs Gwyneth Walsham
School of Teaching and Learning, Gateshead College
April 21, 2012

A useful book for those who do not have any experience in this field and therefore recommended for our Undergraduate courses

Dr Sue Faragher
Education, Liverpool John Moores University
December 22, 2011

Excellent case studies that can be used in class and good summaries at the end of each chapter. The students who are evaluating this subject as part of their module said they would buy the book.

Mrs Kat Culshaw
Education , East Lancashire Institute of Higher Education at Blackburn
November 18, 2009

Sample Materials & Chapters

Hughes & Cooper

Lesley A Hughes

Paul W Cooper

Paul Cooper is Chair Professor of Special Education at the Hong Kong Institute of Educatiion, and Visiting Professor at the University of Malta.  His former Professor of Education at the University of Leicester, and has held academic posts at Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge Universities. His main interests are interventions for Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and mental health in schools, and applications of the biopsychosocial approach to these issues.  He is Vice president of the Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association; Founding co-Chair of the European network for Social Emotional Competence,... More About Author

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