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The School Counselor’s Guide to ADHD: What to Know and Do to Help Your Students

By Silvia DeRuvo, David K. Rosenthal


To help establish an optimal learning environment and support students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their families, educators need up-to-date knowledge, in-depth advice, and practical tools that can be implemented immediately and easily.

The School Counselor’s Guide to ADHD: What to Know and Do to Help Your Students covers not only principal causes, symptoms, and interventions for ADHD, but also current, detailed information on executive brain function. This comprehensive resource includes a wide range of inclusive practices that help define the multiple roles and responsibilities of school counselors, such as:

  • Providing effective student interventions to ensure individual success
  • Collaborating with teachers to deliver instruction, manage behavior, and facilitate classroom accommodations
  • Communicating with parents about student progress and challenges
  • Understanding common ADHD medications and their effects on children

With this resource you will strengthen your work with students and key stakeholders and ensure that students with ADHD have the support they need to thrive.

Coauthored by Silvia DeRuvo, Special Education Resources Development Specialist for the Center for Prevention and Early Intervention at WestEd, this book answers common questions and contains the needed knowledge to assist parents and school personnel in helping students with ADHD.

Resource Details

Product Information

ISBN: 978-1-4129-6653-5
Copyright: 2009
Format: Trade Paper
Pages: 184
Publisher: Corwin Press

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Praise for this Resource

  • “This is a text school counselors have been waiting for! It provides a strong review of the manifestations of ADHD and concrete examples of ways to strengthen our work with students and stakeholders impacted by ADHD. I will recommend it to my school counseling students.”

    Kylie P. Dotson-Blake, Assistant Professor of Counselor and Adult Education, East Carolina University
  • “The book includes practical ideas for school counselors to implement in working with students who have ADHD. This is the type of information that school counselors want most: practical ideas that can be immediately implemented in their own work. I found the book helpful in my own understanding of ADHD.”

    J. Scott Glass, Associate Professor, East Carolina University
  • “This book should be on every school counselor’s desk. It provides a concise compilation of the most recent facts, theories, opinions, variables, best practices, and remaining questions about addressing the issue of ADHD in the school setting. One would need to have read dozens of other books, every year, for the past 10 years to have even minimal access to the information and wisdom imparted in this book.”

    Gloria Avolio DePaul, School Counselor, Hillsborough County School District, Tampa, FL