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Managing ADHD in the K-8 Classroom

A Teacher's Guide

Full of intervention strategies, this resource helps teachers understand ADHD, make accommodations, promote appropriate behavior, and deal with impulsivity, attention problems, hyperactivity, and more.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
  • ISBN: 9781412969109
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2010
  • Page Count: 248
  • Publication date: August 17, 2012

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"Another powerful resource by Flick, filled with a wealth of up-to-date and research-based information about ADHD, effective strategies and interventions for managing the disorder, and expert guidance to enable students with ADHD to achieve success."
—Sandra Rief, Educational Consultant
Author of How to Reach & Teach Children With ADD/ADHD

"Flick's methods on removing inappropriate behaviors were invaluable during my student teaching experience. The performance of my eighth-grade students with an ADHD IEP plan showed a marked improvement."
—Edwin Thompson, English Language Arts Teacher

"By following Flick's practical recommendations, teachers will be able to systematically employ behavioral strategies to effectively improve classroom behavior and attention, increase academic performance, and positively impact the self-esteem of students in their class."
—Harvey C. Parker, Clinical Psychologist
Author of The ADHD Handbook for Schools

Improve problem behavior in your classroom with these ADHD facts and intervention strategies!

To help teachers gain a better understanding of ADHD, licensed clinical psychologist Grad L. Flick provides clear-cut behavioral intervention strategies for dealing with everything from general behavior challenges to specific issues related to ADHD.

Managing ADHD in the K–8 Classroom offers the latest research-based information about characteristics, assessment, and behaviors associated with ADHD, and provides appropriate options for responding to children's challenging behavior. This valuable resource features case studies, checklists, graphs, and specific strategies that help general and special education teachers:

  • Make accommodations in the classroom
  • Promote appropriate behavior and discourage inappropriate behavior
  • Deal with children's impulsivity, attention problems, hyperactivity, difficulty following directions, and other problem behaviors related to ADHD
  • Use relaxation and stress management techniques that strengthen teachers' ability to handle behavioral challenges

Use these effective classroom management strategies to prevent disruptions and help your students with ADHD focus on learning!

Key features

Each chapter offers:
  • An outline of chapter contents
  • Specific strategies for teachers
  • Case studies that demonstrate specific applications of behavioral interventions to characteristic problematic behavior
  • Checklists and graphs
  • A chapter summary


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Grad L. Flick

Grad L. Flick is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Mississippi and Arkansas. He has specialization in neuropsychology and certification in biofeedback and stress management. He is also an EAP provider and has training in critical incidence stress debriefing. Flick has been in private practice for over 38 years and has seen thousands of children, adolescents, and adults. Currently, he is director of Seacoast Psychological Associates, Inc. and the ADD Clinic. The ADD Clinic offers assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults who have ADHD. Flick has numerous scientific presentation and publication credits, has conducted many workshops for both parents and teachers on ADHD, and has given lectures to various parent and teacher organizations on ADHD and child management.

Flick is the author of seven books on ADHD, including Power Parenting for Children with ADD/ADHD (1996) and the ADD/ADHD Behavior Change Resource Kit (1998). He has research and clinical experience with children who present attention, learning, and/or behavioral disorders. He has a doctorate from the University of Miami (1969) with an APA-approved internship in clinical psychology at the University of Florida Medical Center.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


About the Author

1. Overview of ADHD

About This Book

Age Range

Options for Teachers

Clinical Manual

Sequence of Steps

2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Core Characteristics of ADHD

Biological Bases of ADHD

Current DSM-IV-TR Criteria

Behavioral Features

Comorbidity Conditions

Developmental Trends: Child to Adult

The ADHD Controversy

Long-Term Outcomes for ADHD


3. Diagnosis and Assessment of ADHD

Assessment of ADHD

Defining Functional Impairment

Medication Monitoring

A Behavioral Alternative

Behavioral Operations Sequence

Primary Functions of Behavior

Types of Reinforcers

Alternate Placement


4. Education of Children With ADHD

General Suggestions

Academic Suggestions

Behavioral Suggestions


Teaching Children With ADHD

Academic Instruction


5. Basic Behavioral Techniques: Development of Appropriate Behavior


Premack Principle


Verbal Praise

Independent Functioning

Developing New Behaviors

Social Skills


Including Home Behavior in School Programs

Contingency Contracting

Home-School Notes

Effective Home-School Programs


6. Basic Behavioral Techniques: Removing Inappropriate Behavior

Development of ADHD Behaviors

Removing Inappropriate Behavior

Selecting Behaviors and Ignoring and Withdrawing Privileges

Using Class Procedures to Forestall Predictable Sequences

Prevention Strategies

Disciplining Students With ADHD


7. Specific Behavioral Interventions for ADHD


On-Task Behavior




Following Instructions


Social Skills Problems


Inappropriate Verbalizations



8. Survival Techniques for Teachers

Changing the Teacher's Coping Strategy

Relaxation and Stress Management

Daily Affirmations

Being Assertive

Summing Up Teacher Mental Health Practices

The Future Outlook








Price: $43.95
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