Helping Adolescents with ADHD and Learning Disabilities

Helping Adolescents with ADHD and Learning Disabilities : Ready-to-Use Tips, Techniques, and Checklists for School Success

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This problem--solving guide gives teachers and other professionals the information and materials they need to improve ADD/LD teens' academic and social skills and develop appropriate educational programs for them. A practical checklist format makes it easy to locate essential information, and hot topics such as self--management, motivation, homework completion, medication, and assistive technology are covered in detail. The book includes interesting student case histories throughout, over 100 reproducible graphic organizers, and specific recommendations for involving parents. A special appendix at the end of the book identifies 20 common classroom problems, from excessive movement, overactivity and hyperactivity to poor test--taking skills, and lists strategies to help students with ADHD or LD.
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 208.28 x 274.32 x 27.94mm | 929.86g
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0130167789
  • 9780130167781
  • 1,269,247

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Ready-to-Use Tips, Techniques and Checklists for School Success by Judith Greenbaum, PH.D. and Geraldine Markel, PH.D.

This comprehensive practical resource gives all educators of teens with ADHD and/or learning disabilities a unique store of tested strategies, tips, and tools for helping students develop the understanding and skills they need to succeed emotionally, socially, and academically.

For quick access and easy use, materials are organized into 12 chapters and printed in a big 8-/14" x 11"format that folds flat for photocopying of any page as needed. Here's an overview of chapter topics along with one example of the kind of help each chapter offers:

Adolescents with ADHD and Learning Disabilities (Is It ADHD or Something Else?) Understanding Legal Requirements (Differences Between IDEA and Section 504) The Learning Environment (Strategies to Develop a Supportive Emotional Environment) Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (Student Checklist for a Complex Reading and Writing Task) Teaching Homework Completion Skills (Teacher Checklist: Ten Steps for Teaching Homework Completion) Teaching Adolescents to Use Self-Management (Student Checklist: Managing Text Anxiety) Developing IEPs and 504 Plans (How to Run a Difficult Meeting) Behavioral Interventions (Teacher Checklist: Steps for Shaping Behavior) Understanding the Role of Medication in Improving Attention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (Observation Form: Problem Behaviors) Gifted Students with ADHD and LD (Gifted Students: Myths and Facts) Diversity and Parent Involvement (Teacher Checklist: Cultural Self-Awareness) Preparing for the Future: Transitions to Postsecondary Settings (Parent Checklist: Helping Teenagers Prepare for College) What's more, four appendices provide useful sources of further information, including organizations, references and websites, plus proven strategies for dealing with 20 common classroom problems encountered with ADHD and LD adolescents, from excessive movement and impulsivity to procrastination and defiant behavior.

"The authors clearly explain the diagnostic process and the teacher's role in continuing to evaluate student functioning. IN addition, they provide a practical and useful guide for teachers on understanding their students' range of behaviors and how they might or might not respond to them. The authors have a positive outlook and contagious belief that teachers can make a real difference in their students' lives." --Percy Bates, Ph.D., Former Director, U.S. Office of Special Education Programs, Professor Special Education, University of Michigan
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Table of contents

Chapter One: Adolescents with ADHD and/or LD; Chapter Two: Understanding Legal Requirements; Chapter Three: The Learning Environment; Chapter Four: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas; Chapter Five: Teaching Homework-Completion Skills; Chapter Six: Teaching Adolescents to Use Self-Management; Chapter Seven: Developing IEPs and Section 504 Plans; Chapter Eight: Behavioral Interventions; Chapter Nine: Understanding the Role of Medication; Chapter Ten: Gifted Students with ADHD and/or LD; Chapter Eleven: Diversity and Parent Involvement; Chapter Twelve: Preparing for the Future: Transitions to Postsecondary Settings; Appendices; A: Problems and Strategies; B: Organizations; C: Resources; D: World Wide Web Sites
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About Geraldine Markel

Geraldine Markel, Ph.D. (University of Michigan) has taught secondary students who have learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and/or emotional impairments. She also served as faculty in special education and was Director of High School and College Services at the Reading and Learning Skills Center at the University of Michigan. Judith A. Greenbaum, Ph.D. (University of Michigan) taught teacher preparation courses at her alma mater and was a research associate in the Programs for Educational Opportunity. She is currently consulting with schools and school districts and working with parents to design appropriate educational programs for students with disabilities.
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