Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers

Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers

Teaching Students With Tourette's, Bipolar Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, OCD, ADHD, and More

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Woodbine House
Written for educators, parents and healthcare professionals, CHALLENGING KIDS, CHALLENGED TEACHERS looks at the approximately 70 to 90% of children seen in clinics who turn out to have one or more neurological disorder. The authors, a psychologist and educational therapist, draw on their extensive experience to describe the cardinal features of 16 related neurological conditions listed below and their educational and academic impact. CHALLENGING KIDS, CHALLENGED TEACHERS alerts readers to conditions that can occur together and offers concrete advice about dealing with their symptoms in the classroom. Not only do teachers learn, say, how Tourette syndrome and OCD are related, they also get advice about and what other symptoms to watch for, as well as insight into how these students experience school in terms of academic performance and social and emotional issues.The features of these conditions are covered: • Tics and Tourette’s Syndrome • Obsessions, Compulsions, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Non-OCD Anxiety Conditions • P.A.N.D.A.S. (The Strep Connection) • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder • Mood Episodes and Conditions: Overview • Major Depression and Dysthymia • Hypomania, Mania, and Mixed Episodes • Bipolar Disorders, including Cyclothymia • Sleep Problems • Sensory Integration Problems • Asperger’s Syndrome • Nonverbal Learning Disability • Executive Dysfunction (The “Terminally Disorganized” Child) • “Rage Attacks” or “Storms” • Oppositional Defiant Disorder The authors focus on problems commonly observed in students with neurological disorders, such as handwriting or visual-motor integration deficits, language problems, difficulties with written expression, math calculations, and reading. Numerous accommodations and tips are provided that are appropriate in both regular and special education settings. Separate chapters address homework, testing accommodations, and medication side effects.The last section of the book discusses behavioral approaches to neurological symptoms, the importance of functional behavioral assessments to determine the underlying cause of behavior, disciplinary issues, and positive behavioral supports. Coaching and cooperative problem-solving techniques are also covered as a way to help students develop better social skills. The CD-ROM includes dozens of charts and forms, such as a Homework Time Estimation Worksheet, and Organizational Skills Survey, Sleep Survey, Self-Monitoring Form and a Tic Reporting Inventory

Baker & Taylor
Explains to educators how to teach children with neurological disorders, including such specific disorders as Tourette's syndrome, bipolar disorder, ADHD, Asperger's syndrome, anxiety disorders, and depression.

Book News
Written for teachers and others, this volume explains how to teach students with neurological disorders. Specific disorders covered include Tourette's syndrome, bipolar disorder, executive dysfunction, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD, memory deficits and slow processing speed, nonverbal learning disability, pervasive developmental disorders, Asperger's syndrome, anxiety disorders, depression, sensory processing disorder, pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with strep (PANDAS), storms or rages, oppositional defiant disorder, and sleep problems. They explain effects on children's learning and behavior, how symptoms of one condition can relate to another, strategies to improve academic performance, social skills, and emotional stability, and other conditions to look for. They also address behavioral and academic issues in specific areas. The CD-ROM contains checklists, survey forms, and worksheets included in the appendices. Packer, a psychologist who treats children and adults with Tourette's syndrome and other disorders, and Pruitt, an educational therapist who works with individuals with neurological impairments, both have children with neurological disorders. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2010
ISBN: 9781890627829
Branch Call Number: 371.94 P127c
Characteristics: xiii, 329 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Pruitt, Sheryl K. 1944-


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