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The ADHD Toolkit

The ADHD Toolkit


April 2010 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Are you struggling with students who have ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)?

There is likely to be at least one student in any mainstream class with ADHD, an evolving concept that affects pupils' learning, concentration, behavior and social relationships. In order to offer effective support and maximize the learning potential of all students in your classroom you will need to understand the different needs of all children, but perhaps especially those with ADHD.

With sections covering the background to ADHD, the school setting and the wider context of home life, The ADHD Toolkit ensures excellent practice for working with students with ADHD. It provides:

  • examples of successful tried-and-tested strategies
  • activities to use with children
  • checklists
  • information on referral pathways
  • advice on working with parents
  • case studies to facilitate discussion

A substantial bank of electronic resource materials is available from the SAGE website to use with the book, including PowerPoint presentations and a range of photocopiable sheets. Packed with the most up-to-date information and rooted in real-life examples from the author's own experiences and research, this is the complete resource you need to help you work successfully with students who have ADHD.

Every class teacher, SENCO and teaching assistant in a primary or secondary school will find this an invaluable and supportive guide.

The Concept of ADHD
Use of Medication
Multiprofessional Involvements
Systematic Classroom Observation
Effective Teaching for Students with ADHD
Classroom and Behaviour Management Strategies
Associated and Co-Existing Difficulties
Working with Parents
Conclusions and Recommendations
A Section 1: Background to ADHD - PowerPoint Presentation

B Section 2: The School Setting - PowerPoint Presentation

C Section 3: The Wider Context - PowerPoint Presentation

D ADHD Information for Parents - PowerPoint Presentation

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'The ADHD Toolkit offers an extremely well researched guide to understanding and supporting students with ADHD in schools. This book will help the reader to understand the difference between the child who is disaffected, defiant and oppositional, and the child whose core difficulties reside in chronic problems of self-regulation and concentration (i.e. ADHD)' - Dr. Paul Cooper, Professor of Education, University of Leicester

See previous review

Mr Jonathan Reid
School of Education, Oxford Brookes University
March 3, 2015

This text provides a useful overview of ADHD for trainee or newly qualified teachers.

ADHD is well contextualised in relation to the concept of ADHD, diagnosis, prevalence and etiology.

A number of strategies and interventions are discussed which can be usefully applied in classroom settings.

Additionally, the use of case studies, points to remember and questions for reflection increase reader engagement and provide opportunities for further discussion.

Mr Jonathan Reid
School of Education, Oxford Brookes University
March 3, 2015

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