Educating Children with AD/HD: A Teacher's Manual

By Paul Cooper; Fintan J. O'Regan | Go to book overview

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The Multi-Modal Approach to Intervention

Main topics:

Educational, medical and other professionals working together

The role of medical intervention

The contribution of school staff to a multi-modal approach

Establishing a whole school approach

Partnership with child and parents

Evaluating progress


EDUCATIONAL, MEDICAL AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS WORKING TOGETHER

As we have already shown, AD/HD is a multi-faceted problem comprising a complex array of interacting biological, psychological and social factors. In the opening chapters we have focused mainly on the educational aspects of AD/HD; however, it should be remembered that, to qualify for the AD/HD diagnosis, the core symptoms must be demonstrated to the extent that they are causing severe problems in at least two settings, usually the school and the home. It is not surprising, therefore, that the child with AD/HD, in addition to having problems at school, often experiences serious problems in the home situation. Often, there is an interaction between home and school problems, with problems in one setting exacerbating problems in the other. For example, school and parents may come into conflict over the student’s behaviour, with each side blaming the other and refusing to accept any share of the responsibility

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Part 1 - Understanding Ad/Hd 1
  • 1 - Ad/Hd 3
  • 2 - Ad/Hd in the Classroom: Teacher and Student Perspectives 8
  • 3 - Ad/Hd and Other Problems 18
  • 4 - Biology, Brains and Ad/Hd 21
  • 5 - Ad/Hd and Destiny 25
  • Part 2 - Principles and Practices for Intervention with Ad/Hd 31
  • 6 - The Multi-Modal Approach to Intervention 33
  • 7 - Ad/Hd in the Classroom: Basic Principles and Practices 45
  • Part 3 - Ad/Hd in Action: Case Studies 57
  • 8 - The Different Faces of Ad/Hd 59
  • 9 - Ad/Hd with Oppositional Defiance 63
  • 10 - Ad/Hd with Detachment 68
  • 11 - Ad/Hd with Impulsivity 72
  • 12 - Ad/Hd with Obsessions 76
  • 13 - Ad/Hd with Learning Difficulties 81
  • 14 - Ad/Hd with High Ability 85
  • 15 - Ad/Hd with Conduct Disorder 89
  • 16 - Ad/Hd: Combined Type 94
  • 17 - And in the End: Caring for the Carers 98
  • Appendix 1 104
  • Appendix 2 106
  • References 109
  • Index 113
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