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Managing ADHD in the K-8 Classroom
A Teacher's Guide

Edited by:
  • Grad L. Flick - Seacoast Psychological Association, The ADD Clinic


January 2010 | 248 pages | Corwin
To help teachers gain a better understanding of ADHD, licensed clinical psychologist Grad L. Flick provides clear-cut behavioural intervention strategies for dealing with everything from general behaviour challenges to specific issues related to ADHD.

Managing ADHD in the K–8 Classroom offers the latest research-based information about characteristics, assessment, and behaviours associated with ADHD, and provides appropriate options for responding to children's challenging behaviour. 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 behaviour and discourage inappropriate behaviour

- Deal with children's impulsivity, attention problems, hyperactivity, difficulty following directions, and other problem behaviours related to ADHD

- Use relaxation and stress management techniques that strengthen teachers' ability to handle behavioural challenges.


 
Acknowledgments
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
4. Education of Children With ADHD
General Suggestions

 
Academic Suggestions

 
Behavioral Suggestions

 
Accommodations

 
Teaching Children With ADHD

 
Academic Instruction

 
Summary

 
 
5. Basic Behavioral Techniques: Development of Appropriate Behavior
Baseline

 
Premack Principle

 
Communication

 
Verbal Praise

 
Independent Functioning

 
Developing New Behaviors

 
Social Skills

 
Self-Concept/Self-Esteem

 
Including Home Behavior in School Programs

 
Contingency Contracting

 
Home-School Notes

 
Effective Home-School Programs

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
7. Specific Behavioral Interventions for ADHD
Inattention

 
On-Task Behavior

 
Impulsivity

 
Hyperactivity

 
Reinforcement

 
Following Instructions

 
Noncompliance

 
Social Skills Problems

 
Aggression

 
Inappropriate Verbalizations

 
Self-Monitoring

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
Appendixes
 
Resources
 
References
 
Index

"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

"I found Flick's methods on removing inappropriate behaviors an invaluable tool that I used in my classroom management plan during my student teaching experience. The performance of my eighth-grade students with an ADHD IEP plan showed a marked improvement when I used the behavioral interventions. New teachers, as well as veteran teachers, will benefit from Flick's behavioral interventions; most importantly, student performance will be improved."

Edwin Thompson, English Language Arts Teacher

"Flick has once again given teachers the tools they need to be master behavioral technologists in the classroom. Every teacher in every classroom could benefit by reading this book. Those who teach particularly challenging children will benefit the most. 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, The ADHD Handbook for Schools
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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Overview of ADHD


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