Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School: A Workbook for Classroom Support and Managing Transitions

Author(s): Joanne Steer

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Young people with ADHD can struggle to develop the skills they need to adapt to new situations and establish greater independence. This fun and interactive workbook is aimed at actively engaging young people with ADHD and supporting them as they negotiate the pitfalls of growing-up, and the transition to secondary or high school. Each chapter focuses on a different key issue affecting children with ADHD around the time of school transition, such as organization, friendships and stress. If left unaddressed, these difficulties can contribute to low self-esteem, behavioral problems and poor academic achievement. Using tried-and-tested strategies and top tips, this fully-photocopiable workbook will help adults to work collaboratively with young people to learn, test strategies, set goals and develop comprehensive support plans around individual needs. Suitable for use with individual children or group work, "Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School" will guide teachers, therapists and support staff in helping young people with ADHD to overcome the challenges of early adolescence in order to improve school performance and personal relationships.

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This is a useful workbook... work such as this would be useful for many children who, although they do not have the ADHD label, do experience problems with many of the areas dealt with in the workbook. -- Nasen Special The topics covered demosntrate that the authors have a secure knowledge of the problems those with ADHD experience. Chapters deal with self-esteem, attention and concentration, keeping cool and calm, organisation, friendships and managing homework... I think it is also true to say that work such as this would be useful for many children who, although without the ADHD label, do experience problems with many of the areas dealt with in the workbook. -- Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Journal The workbook is a tool that can be used to effectively develop and deliver an individualised package of care. This is achieved through the clever use of chapters which target key areas in the young person's development such as self-esteem, attention, organization, stayign calm and friendships. The authors have used an informative and tool-based approach, which provides the user with a vast array of tools and frameworks that assist the professional and young person in identifying areas for development. -- British Journal of School Nursing Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School: A Workbook for Classroom Support and Managing Transitions should be in every educator's library: it provides chapters that focus on different key issues affecting children with ADHD around the time of school transition from organization to friendships, and it provides tested strategies and tips in a photocopiable workbook format designed to help adults work collaboratively with youngsters. A 'must' for any serious educator's library. -- The Midwest Book Review Highly recommended for anyone working with ADHD kids. -- The Midwest Book Review

Joanne Steer is a chartered clinical psychologist in The Family Advice and Support Service, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK. She has worked with young people with mental health difficulties for eight years, and has a special interest in working with children diagnosed with ADHD and their families. Kate Horstmann is an occupational therapist working in the Evolve Behaviour Support Team, Disability Services Queensland, Australia. She has over ten years' experience of working with children and adolescents with a range of difficulties including ADHD, autism and developmental disorders. She currently lives in Townsville, Australia.

Acknowledgements. Chapter 1. Welcome. Chapter 2. Getting Started. Chapter 3. Feeling Great! Self Esteem. Chapter 4. Don't Miss a Thing! Chapter 5. Attention and Concentration. Chapter 6. Keeping Cool and Calm. Chapter 7. Getting Sorted: Organisation. Chapter 8. Friends and Mates. Chapter 9. Surviving Homework. Chapter 10. The Future and Beyond. References. Index.

General Fields

  • : 9781843106630
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Special Fields

  • : Joanne Steer
  • : Paperback