How To Reach And Teach Children with ADD / ADHD: Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions, 2nd Edition
March 2005, Jossey-Bass
This invaluable resource offers proven suggestions for:
- Engaging students' attention and active participation
- Keeping students on-task and productive
- Preventing and managing behavioral problems in the classroom
- Differentiating instruction and addressing students' diverse learning styles
- Building a partnership with parents
- and much more.
PART 1: KEY INFORMATION FOR UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING ADHD.
Section 1.1: Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Section 1.2: Making the Diagnosis: A Comprehensive Evaluation for ADHD.
Section 1.3: Multimodal Treatments for ADHD.
Section 1.4: Medication Treatment and Management.
Section 1.5: Do’s and Don’ts for Teachers and Parents.
Section 1.6: Critical Factors in the Success of Students with ADHD.
Section 1.7: ADHD and Social Skills Interventions.
Section 1.8: ADHD in Preschool and Kindergarten.
Section 1.9: ADHD in Middle School and High School.
Part 1: General References.
Part 1: Recommended Resources.
PART 2: MANAGING THE CHALLENGE OF ADHD BEHAVIORS.
Section 2.1: Classroom Management and Positive Discipline Practices.
Section 2.2: Preventing or Minimizing Behavior Problems During Transitions and Less Structured Times.
Section 2.3: Individualized Behavior Management, Interventions, and Supports.
Section 2.4: Strategies to Increase Listening, Following Directions, and Compliance.
Section 2.5: Attention!! Strategies for Engaging, Maintaining, and Regulating Students’ Attention.
Part 2: General References.
Part 2: Recommended Resources.
PART 3: INSTRUCTIONAL AND ACADEMIC STRATEGIES AND SUPPORTS.
Section 3.1: Reaching Students Through Differentiated Instruction.
Section 3.2: Multisensory Instruction.
Section 3.3: Reaching Students Through Their Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences.
Section 3.4: The Advantages of Cooperative Learning for Students with ADHD.
Section 3.5: Organization, Time Management, and Study Skills.
Section 3.6: Learning Strategies and Study Skills.
Section 3.7: Writing and Reading Challenges for Students with ADHD.
Section 3.8: Written Language Strategies, Accommodations, and Interventions: Pre-Planning/Organizing, Handwriting, Assistive Technology.
Section 3.9: Strategies for Building Written Expression and Editing Skills.
Section 3.10: Reading Strategies and Interventions: Building Decoding Skills, Vocabulary, and Fluency.
Section 3.11: Reading Comprehension Strategies and Interventions.
Section 3.12: Mathematics: Challenges and Strategies.
Part 3: General References.
Part 3: Recommended Resources.
PART 4: PERSONAL STORIES AND CASE STUDIES.
Section 4.1: A Parent’s Story: What Every Teacher and Clinician Needs to Hear.
Section 4.2: Case Studies and Interventions (Adam and Vincent).
PART 5: COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS AND SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITIES IN HELPING CHILDREN WITH ADHD.
Section 5.1: Teaming for Success: Communication, Collaboration, and Mutual Support.
Section 5.2: The Role of the School’s Multidisciplinary Team.
Section 5.3: School Documentation and Communication with Medical Providers and Others.
Section 5.4: Educational Laws and Rights of Students with ADHD.
Section 5.5: Innovative Collaborative Programs for Helping Children with ADHD.
Part 5: General References.
Part 5: Recommended Resources.
PART 6: ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS AND STRATEGIES.
Section 6.1: Stress Reduction, Relaxation Strategies, Leisure Activities, and Exercise.
Section 6.2: Music for Relaxation, Transitions, Energizing, and Visualization.
Part 6: General References.
Part 6: Recommended Resources.
Offers insight into focused behavior studies leading to success in school for students with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders
Presents multiple perspectives- teacher, counselor, administrator, and parent
--Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, and author, Taking Charge of ADHD
"For over a decade, Sandra Rief’s How to Reach and
Teach Children with ADD/ADHD has been the most definitive and
user-friendly ‘go-to’ guide for teachers and parents
eager to help children with ADHD succeed in school, home, and life
overall. Now updated with the latest research findings from the
last ten years, this book outstrips even the original. Unlike so
many other volumes, this book is hands-on, well-organized,
extremely readable, and full of the kind of wise, practical advice
that only comes from someone who has been there (and continues to
be there!) helping teachers, parents, children, and youth
struggling with ADHD. I especially like the focus on different
ages, school settings, and subjects. My highest recommendation for
this book, and my greatest praise for Sandra making this invaluable
--Peter S. Jensen, M.D., director, Center for the Advancement of Children’s Mental Health and Ruane Professor of Child Psychiatry at Columbia University
"Sandra Rief is one of the most astute as well as compassionate
voices in the world about ADHD. She really gets it, and this book
will give you what she gets. A wonderful contribution and valuable,
practical resource for all teachers, parents, and
--Edward Hallowell, M.D., author, When Your Worry About the Child You Love and coauthor, Driven to Distraction
"This valuable resource should be at every teacher’s
fingertips! Sandra Rief offers current research-based strategies
and information on ADHD that are a must read for every
--Ellen Stantus, special education director, Davis School District, Farmington, Utah
"This book not only addresses the latest research on this
neuro-biological difference, but goes further by offering creative
strategies for home and school in order to help these students
reach their full potential. As always, Sandra Rief fills her book
with what to do about it."
--Jill Murphy, special educator, ADHD life skills and academic coach, ADD Resources Parent Support, and mother of two children with ADD/ADHD, Bonney Lake, Washington
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