Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-156) and index.
Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. What Is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Is ADHD a Mythical Disorder? Theory Versus Scientific Fact ADHD Is a Complex Set of Behaviors Diagnostic Criteria Manifestations of ADHD Prevalence of ADHD What Causes ADHD? Primary Symptoms and Common Impairments Predominantly Inattentive Type of ADHD Summary 2. The Role of Executive Function Why Spend So Much Time on Executive Function? What Is Executive Function? Role of Executive Function as Related to ADHD Snapshot Overview of Executive Function Processes Deficit in Behavioral Inhibition: Russell Barkley Components of Executive Function Executive Functions Work Together in Various Combinations: Thomas Brown Summary 3. Treating Children With ADHD Fairly Fair and Equal Are Not the Same The School Counselor's Role The School Counselor's Role as a Consultant The School Counselor's Role in Helping Teachers Better Understand Explaining Risk Factors on School Performance Encountering Teachers Who Seem Very Resistant to Accommodations The School Counselor's Role in Helping Parents Better Understand The School Counselor's Role in Helping Parents Talk to Their Child About ADHD The Parent-Child Relationship With Regard to the School The Empathetic Educator The Hidden Disability Does Not Keep the Child From Succeeding Road Map for Assuring Fairness Summary 4. Classroom Strategies: A Recipe for Student Success by Silvia L. DeRuvo The School Counselor's Role in Inciting Change Recognizing the Academic Challenges Related Academic Performance Areas Challenging for Children With ADHD Recognizing Learning Styles Multimodality Teaching Strategies Time Management and Organizational Skills Summary 5. Managing ADHD Behaviors in the School Setting Let's Begin Positive Schoolwide Intervention Positive Individual Interventions The Teacher May Have to Make Some Changes Too Summary 6. What Teachers Should Know About Medication by David Rosenthal, MD Should My Child Be on Medication? Common Medications to Treat ADHD Changes in Students on Stimulants Do Stimulants Cure ADHD? How Do These Medicines Work? How Long Does It Take for the Medication to Work? Signs of Being Overmedicated If the Medicine Works, Does That Confirm That the Diagnosis of ADHD Is Correct? Side Effects From Stimulants Information That Should Be Communicated to the Doctor Can Stimulants Cause Problems With Growth? Are Stimulants Addictive? Can Stimulants Lead to Problems With Abuse of Other Drugs? Are There Particular Children Who Would Be Expected to Do Poorly on Stimulants? Are There Children Who Only need to Be on Medication at School? Drug Interactions With Stimulant Medication Can Children Become Psychotic on Stimulants? Can Stimulants Be Used in Children Under Age Five? My Student Used to Do Well on Ritalin, but Now It Doesn't Work. What Is Going On? Natural Remedies to Treat ADHD Prozac as a Treatment for ADHD Do Medications Help Learning Disabilities? One of My Students is Very Defiant and Oppositional. Will Medications Help With This? Summary 7. Communicating Effectively With Parents Parents: The Most Important Resource Respect and Acknowledge the Challenges Parents Face Helping Parents Distinguish Enabling From Supportive Decisions Regular Communication Is Critical Attending Teacher-Parent Meetings Summary Resources Resource A: Useful Web Sites for Parents and Teachers Resource B: Recommended Books for Teachers Resource C: Recommended Books for Parents Resource D: Recommended Books for Children Resource E: Childhood Disorders and Conditions That Can Mimic ADHD References Index.
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'This book should be on every school counselor's desk. One would need to have read dozens of books every year for the past 10 years to have even minimal access to the information and wisdom imparted here' - Gloria Avolio DePaul, School Counselor, Hillsborough County School District, Tampa, FL. To help establish an optimal learning environment and support students with ADHD and their families, educators need up-to-date knowledge, in-depth advice, and practical tools that can be immediately and easily implemented. "The School Counselor's Guide to ADHD" covers not only principal causes, symptoms, and interventions for ADHD, but also current, detailed information on executive brain function. This comprehensive resource includes a wide range of inclusive practices that help define the multiple roles and responsibilities of school counsellors, such as: providing effective student interventions to ensure individual success; collaborating with teachers to deliver instruction, manage behaviour, and facilitate classroom accommodations; communicating with parents about student progress and challenges; and, understanding common ADHD medications and their effects on children. Strengthen your work with students and key stakeholders with this resource and ensure that students with ADHD have the support they need to thrive. (source: Nielsen Book Data)