Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder at Home and at School

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iUniverse, 2000 - Education - 232 pages
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A child is failing academically, socially or behaviorally and it could be because of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD. But what does that mean? How can you be certain? How can you help?

Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder at Home and at School provides a practical understanding of ADHD and its impact on a child's performance. This inherited signal processing disorder of bright, intelligent and creative children is explained in a manner that enables parents and teachers to recognize and help ADHD children. Parents and teachers are provided detailed advice as to their role in diagnosis, finding the optimum medication treatment plan, establishing social, behavioral, and environmental interventions, monitoring treatment, and coping with neurological based learning disabilities. The book explains how to develop a "time on task" record, a trial medication rating form, a medicine level schedule, and a treatment review form.

Also included are examples of schoolwork demonstrating the immediate effect of medication in the areas of listening skills, visual motor skills, handwriting and overall performance. Other schoolwork samples demonstrate specific learning disabilities and the outcome of coping skills and by-pass strategies. There are over 40 pages of typical problems and specific suggestions on how to help.

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Nelson is a software engineer with a B.S. in Numerical Analysis from the University of Washington.

Nelson is a retired teacher and has a Master's Degree in Special Education from the University of Washington.

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