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Teaching Young Children With ADHD: Successful Strategies and Practical Interventions for PreK-3

By Richard A. Lougy, Silvia DeRuvo, David K. Rosenthal


This book provides general education teachers with a solid understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), detailed descriptions of how it manifests in preschool and the primary grades, and research-based approaches for designing and adapting instruction to meet the needs of all young children. Together, the authors offer decades of experience from the fields of school psychology, special education, and medicine. Their combined knowledge clarifies and informs the what, why, and how of inclusive strategies that work, particularly for children with attention disorders. In reading this book, you will discover:

  • practical interventions to develop children’s social skills and manage classroom behavior,
  • suggestions for helping children with ADHD master the challenging task of writing,
  • guidelines for recognizing appropriate and inappropriate responses to medication,
  • recommendations for partnering with parents and families, and
  • in-depth profiles of children with ADHD

By being aware of the impact that ADHD has on children’s social, emotional, and educational development, educators can build trust with both students and parents, and develop a positive, lasting influence on the lives of the children they teach.

Resource Details

Product Information

ISBN: 978-1-4129-4160-0
Copyright: 2007
Format: Trade Paper
Pages: 208
Publisher: Corwin Press

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Praise for this Resource

  • “Well written, easy to read, and comprehensive in scope. The advice, strategies, and vignettes all are excellent.”

    Sandra F. Rief, Author of How to Reach & Teach Children With ADD/ADHD and The ADHD Book of Lists
  • “This is the most complete and definitive book on the topic. A must-read for every educator and administrator.”

    Carol S. Reynolds, Principal, Frostproof Elementary School, FL