An Easy Reference for Parents and Teachers

Table of Contents

             Section 1: Checklists for Basic Information on ADD/ADHD
  • What Do We Mean By ADD/ADHD?
  • Definitions and Descriptions of ADHD
  • What We Do and Don’t Know About ADHD
  • Characteristics of the Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive Type of ADHD
  • Characteristics of the Predominantly Inattentive Type of ADHD
  • Probable Causes of ADHD
  • ADHD “Look Alikes”
  • Critical Elements for School Success
  • Statistics to Consider Regarding Children/Adolescents with ADHD
  • Positive Traits Often Associated with ADHD
  • Making the Diagnosis: What Is a Comprehensive Evaluation for ADHD?
  • What Parents Should Expect from the School in the Diagnostic Process
  • A Comprehensive Treatment Program for ADHD
  • Questionnaire and Rating Scales for Parents and Teachers
  • What Does it Take to be an Effective School?
  • Most Commonly Prescribed Medications in the Treatment of ADD/ADHD
  • If a Child/Teen is Taking Medication
  • What Supports Do Teachers Need?
  • What Supports Do Parents Need?
Section 2: Checklists for Parents
  • What Children and Teens with ADHD Need at Home
  • Effective Behavioral Strategies for Parents
  • Preventing Behavioral Problems in the Home
  • Preventing Behavioral Problems Outside of the Home
  • Dealing with Hyperactive/Impulsive Behavior at Home
  • Positive Incentives and Reinforcers for Home
  • What Parents Can Do to Help Their Children Get Organized
  • Homework Tips for Parents
  • Giving Directions  Tips for Parents
  • Environmental Modifications that Make a Difference at Home
  • Pursuing an Evaluation for Your Child
  • Advocating for Your Child: Positive Strategies for Parents
Section 3: Checklists for Teachers
  • What Do Students with ADHD Need?
  • Effective Behavioral Strategies for Teachers
  • Preventing Behavioral Problems in the Classroom
  • Preventing Behavioral Problems During Those ‘Challenging Times’ of the School Day
  • Dealing with Hyperactive/Impulsive Behaviors at School
  • Positive Incentives and Reinforcers for School
  • What Teachers Can Do to Help Build Organizational and Study Skills
  • Homework Tips for Teachers
  • Getting Students’ Attention
  • Focusing Students’ Attention
  • Maintaining Students’ Attention and Involvement
  • Keeping Students On-Task During Seat Work
  • Tips for Giving Directions in the Classroom
  • Helping Your Inattentive, Distractible Students
  • Environmental Modifications that Make a Difference in the Classroom
  • If You Suspect Your Student Has ADHD
  • Typical Teacher Referral Forms
  • A List of Don’ts for Teachers
  • Assessment/Testing: Modifications and Adaptations
  • Lesson Presentation: Strategies and Modifications
  • Adaptations/Modifications of Materials

Section 4: Academic Strategies for Home and School

  • Common Reading Difficulties of Children/Teens with ADHD
  • Reading Strategies and Interventions for Home and School
  • Why is Writing Such a Struggle?
  • Strategies to Help with Pre-Writing
  • Multisensory Spelling Activities and Choices
  • Help with Editing Strategies and Other Tips
  • How to Help with Handwriting, Written Organization, and Legibility
  • Strategies for Bypassing Writing Difficulties
  • Math Difficulties and Interventions

Section 5:  Other Important Checklists for Parents and Teachers

  • The Necessity of a Team Approach
  • Accommodations for Memory Difficulties
  • Strategies for Aiding Memory Skills
  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Preschool / Kindergarten Issues and Strategies
  • Adolescent Issues and Strategies
  • Relaxation, Guided Imagery, and Visualization Techniques
  • Social Skills Issues and Strategies
  • The Student Study Team (SST) Process
  • What Is an IEP?
  • What is 504?
  • Student Learning Style/Interest Interview
  • Recommended Resources and Organizations


Editorial Reviews

Written by one of America’s attention deficit disorder experts, “The ADD/ADHD Checklist” is packed with up-to-date facts, findings, and proven strategies and techniques for understanding and helping children and adolescents with ADD and hyperactivity National print & radio publicity Buyer’s Choice.




Reader Reviews

“This is an excellent, reader-friendly guide to ADD/ADHD. It is useful for parents and teachers alike, an it allows the reader to get answers to their questions quickly by simply looking through the detailed subject index to their specific issue. Topics like medication alternatives, specific approaches for parents, educational guidelines, and teaching strategies are but a few of the topics covered in this book. As an educator with experience dealing with ADHD children, I highly recommend this book.”

A reader from Texas, February 6, 2000

“I picked up this book in order to research ADD/ADHD in response to my child’s teachers suggestions that he may be such a child. This book is written in such clear terms that it de-mystifies this all enveloping area. It contains simple to follow checklists. But it’s best feature for parents are the numerous suggestions for supporting your child at home and at school. I felt empowered by it to gain help for my child who is possibly borderline ADD, but to me seems like a regular boy who does not like putting much effort into school work and resents homework. The label ADD is frightening, but by no means suggests that your child should be medicated. This book supported my search for alternatives.”

A reader from America Parent friendly, excellent parenting guidelines, January 26, 2000

“This book is a very good “first book” to start with if you are researching how to help your child. It is written in simple terms that parents can understand. It gives helpful tips on setting up your child’s environment in order to help them be more successful. I have read many books on this subject, and this is a staple book for any parent of a child with ADD/ADHD.”

A reader from San Ramon, CA USA, A very helpful book for any parent of a child with ADD/ADHD, May 23, 2001