The authors explain the learning and behavior difficulties associated with ADHD and describe screening and assessment procedures that facilitate data-based decision making.
They show how to develop individualized intervention plans that integrate behavioral, academic, and social supports, in partnership with teachers and parents. Strategies for collaborating with physicians and monitoring students’ medication response are also presented.
Helpful reproducible forms and handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size.
New to This Edition:
- Reflects a decade’s worth of research and clinical advances, plus the growth of multi-tiered service delivery models.
- Discusses changes in DSM-5.
- Separate chapter on interventions for middle and high school students, with new content on the transition to college.
- Updated medication information, case examples, and more.
Table of Contents
1. Overview of ADHD
2. Assessment of ADHD in School Settings
3. ADHD and Comorbidity: Practical Considerations for School-Based Professionals
Appendix 3.1: Zirkel Checklist for Performing Eligibility for Special Education Services
4. Early Screening, Identification, and Intervention
5. Supports and Interventions in Elementary School
6. Interventions and Supports in Secondary and Postsecondary Schools
7. Medication Therapy
Appendix 7.1: Stimulant Medication Treatment of ADHD: A Teacher Handout
8. Adjunctive Interventions for ADHD
9. Communication with Parents, Professionals, and Students
Appendix 9.1: Suggested Readings on ADHD and Related Difficulties for Parents and Teachers
Appendix 9.2: Referral Letter to a Physician
Appendix 9.3: Referral to Physician for Possible Medication Trial
Appendix 9.4: Description of Medication Trial to Physician
Appendix 9.5: Report of Results of Medication Trial to Physician
10. Conclusions and Future Directions