Identifying, Assessing, and Treating ADHD at School (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 29, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 179 pages
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ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed childhood behavioral disorder. Moreover, many students receiving special education assistance are reported to have ADHD. Children with ADHD may experience significant school adjustment difficulties and achievement problems. Problem behaviors associated with attention deficits and hyperactivity often have a negative impact on the classroom, and, therefore, may compromise the learning environment for many, if not all, students. There is a critical need for school professionals to identify, assess, and treat students with ADHD. Identifying, Assessing, and Treating ADHD at School brings science to practice, providing school professionals invaluable information to meet the needs of children with ADHD. This volume, designed as a practical, easy-to-use reference for school psychologists and other mental health and educational professionals: Explains why school psychologists and their colleagues need to be prepared and able to identify and serve students with ADHD. Identifies the prevalence, influences, and associated conditions. Provides a review of screening, referral, and diagnostic assessment processes. Offers guidance on conducting psychoeducational assessments. Reviews evidence-based treatments. Offers practical guidance on setting up programs that address individual and classroom issues. School psychologists and other education and mental health professionals will find Identifying, Assessing, and Treating ADHD at School an exceptional resource in working to enhance the mental health and academic development of students.
  

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Causes
9
3 Prevalence and Associated Conditions
21
4 Case Finding and Screening
31
5 Diagnostic Assessment
49
6 Psychoeducational Assessment
79
7 Treatment
94
Appendix A
115
Appendix B
123
Appendix C
127
ADHD Resources Online
131
References
137
Index
157
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STEPHEN E. BROCK, PhD, and SHARON LEWIS, MA, school psychologists with the Lodi Unified School District in Lodi, California, spearheaded the development of Lodi's crisis response team. Dr. Brock is also the author or editor of numerous publications on this topic, including Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention.
JONATHAN SANDOVAL, PhD, University of California, Davis, is the author or editor of several other books on this subject, including Crisis Counseling, Intervention, and Prevention in the Schools. He is also a past president of the American Psychological Association's Division 16 (School Psychology).
All three authors have vast experience implementing crisis response plans and working with school administrators to evaluate their effectiveness.

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