The K & W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities Or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Author: Marybeth Kravets,Princeton Review,Imy F. Wax
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 0375429611
Category: Education
Page: 831
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Provides information for students with learning disabilities and their families to understand the services they need, identify goals, and select an appropriate college to match individual needs.

College Students with ADHD

Current Issues and Future Directions
Author: Lisa L. Weyandt,George J. DuPaul
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461453453
Category: Psychology
Page: 122
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Not long ago, conventional wisdom held that ADHD was a disorder of childhood only—that somewhere during puberty or adolescence, the child would outgrow it. Now we know better: the majority of children with the disorder continue to display symptoms throughout adolescence and into adulthood. It is during the teen and young adult years that the psychological and academic needs of young people with ADHD change considerably, and clinical and campus professionals are not always sufficiently prepared to meet the challenge. College Students with ADHD is designed to bring the professional reader up to speed. The book reviews the latest findings on ADHD in high school and college students, assessment methods, and pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. Practical guidelines are included for helping young adults make the transition to college, so they may cope with their disorder and do as well as possible in school and social settings. Coverage is straightforward, realistic, and geared toward optimum functioning and outcomes. Among the topics featured: - Background information, from current statistics to diagnostic issues. - ADHD in high school adolescents. - ADHD in college students: behavioral, academic, and psychosocial functioning. - Assessment of ADHD in college students. - Psychosocial/educational treatment of ADHD in college students. - Pharmacotherapy for college students with ADHD. - Future directions for practice and research. The comprehensive information in College Students with ADHD provides a wealth of information to researchers and professionals working with this population, including clinical and school psychologists, school and college counselors, special education teachers, social workers, developmental psychologists, and disability support staff on college campuses, as well as allied mental health providers.

Academic and Behavior Supports for At-Risk Students

Tier 2 Interventions
Author: Erica S. Lembke
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462503047
Category: Education
Page: 222
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Additional Resources; 4. Tier 2 Interventions for Internalizing Behavior Problems; Theoretical Foundations for Intervening in the Problem; Assumptions; Intervention Principles; Framework for Environmental Supports; How to Identify Children with Internalizing Behavior Problems; Measures; Additional Considerations; Review of Evidence-Based Programs for Intervening in Internalizing Behavior Problems; Evidence-Based Programs for Child Anxiety; Evidence-Based Programs for Child Depression; Review of Evidence-Based Practices for Intervening in Internalizing Behavior Problems.

Executive Function in Education, Second Edition

From Theory to Practice
Author: Lynn Meltzer
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462534554
Category: Education
Page: 396
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This groundbreaking volume, now revised and updated, has given thousands of educators and clinicians a deeper understanding of executive function (EF) processes in typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The book elucidates how PreK?12 students develop such key capacities as goal setting, organization, cognitive flexibility, working memory, and self-monitoring. Leading experts in education, neuroscience, and psychology explore the links between EF and academic performance and present practical applications for assessment and instruction. Exemplary practices for supporting students with EF difficulties in particular content areas--reading, writing, and math--are reviewed. ÿ New to This Edition *Expanded coverage of reading--chapters on recent fMRI research findings; working memory and reading; and self-regulation and reading comprehension. *Chapter on early childhood. *Chapter on embedding EF strategies in the curriculum *Updated throughout with a decade's worth of significant advances in research, theory, and educational best practices. ÿ See also Meltzer's authored book Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom, which provides easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids. ÿ

The Complete Guide to ADHD

Nature, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Author: Katerina Maniadaki,Efhymios Kakouros
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315316021
Category: Psychology
Page: 424
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This exciting new resource offers a comprehensive guide to ADHD, the most frequently diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder and one of the most researched areas in child mental health. It brings together high-level research with the latest scholarship and applies them to practice, providing a unique and innovative perspective. Inside readers will find a critical presentation of current scientific knowledge regarding the nature, etiology, diagnosis, and management of the disorder. The book covers ADHD from infancy to adulthood and presents the whole range of possible comorbidities. The authors explore the topic from the perspective of researchers, academics, and clinicians while also offering a structured assessment procedure, a complete early intervention and treatment program, as well as illuminative case studies and practical tools for educators.

Assessing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Author: Arthur D. Anastopoulos,Terri L. Shelton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 030647512X
Category: Psychology
Page: 349
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Over the past two decades, the assessment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) has evolved into a sophisticated balance of science and clinical judgement essential for arriving at reliable and valid diagnostic de- sions. Because of the precarious mix of clinical and empirical skill needed to evaluate children with this disorder, diagnostic practice in this area has been found wanting by many critics. In fact, a 1998 National Institutes of Health consensus panel concluded that “existing diagnostic treatment practices ... point to the need for improved awareness by the health service sector conce- ing an appropriate assessment, treatment, and follow-up. A more consistent set of diagnostic procedures and practice guidelines is of utmost importance” (p. 21). Drs. Arthur D. Anastopoulos and Terri L. Shelton have designed a book that addresses this need. A number of themes are highlighted throughout the text. Perhaps the most important is that the assessment guidelines set forth in this book represent a balance between science and practice. The authors account for the realities of clinical practice in an age of managed care while challenging clinicians to heed the lessons of empirical research. Although the use of empirically based asse- ment procedures may at times fly in the face of cost constraints (e. g. , systematic evaluation of medication effects), the authors present a strong argument for them. Further, they call upon their vast clinical experience to provide concrete suggestions for translating research findings into effective evaluations.

Fast Minds

How to Thrive If You Have ADHD (Or Think You Might)
Author: Craig Surman,Tim Bilkey,Karen Weintraub
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425274063
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 332
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Presents a new program to help understand attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and how to make its traits and symptoms work positively to manage time, harness mental energy, and create supportive environments.

Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students With Disabilities

Author: Carol Kochhar-Bryant,Diane S. Bassett,Kristine W. Webb
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412952798
Category: Education
Page: 237
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This comprehensive, practical book provides user-friendly tools for creating transition plans to help students with disabilities successfully put their goals into action and navigate postsecondary environments.

Peterson's Colleges with Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities

Author: Stephen S. Strichart
Publisher: Peterson Nelnet Company
Category: Learning disabled
Page: 673
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When people are looking for colleges and universities that meet the special needs of students with learning disabilities, they turn to the undisputed leader in the field. This updated and expanded new edition enables readers to: -- Choose from over 1,000 two- and four-year colleges offering special services and programs -- Learn from the experts about program selection, admission, and transitioning to college -- Easily compare programs and services with the handy "Quick Reference" chart -- Review those programs that are attuned to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) They'll find all the information they need for college selection and preparation: college costs and special fees, financial aid, entrance difficulty, staff and campus support, testing and tutoring, academic advising, counseling, and more! Now with free Options Windows "RM" -- software that lets students conduct customized searches, create and print inquiry letters, and produce tailor-made College Visitation Kits! "...a valuable tool...I am pleased to recommend it". -- Ann Ford, Chair, National Center for learning Disabilities "...helpful for students and parents who want to know possibilities -- and there are plenty here". -- Kliatt

Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners

Author: Jennifer T. Mascolo,Vincent C. Alfonso,Dawn P. Flanagan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118368215
Category: Psychology
Page: 496
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"This book offers concrete, step-by-step procedures for assessing and interpreting cognitive and academic performance for the purpose of intervention planning. It helps practitioners answer the question, "Which intervention(s) should I use and why?" Leading experts use real case studies to explain how to select and tailor interventions for students with learning difficulties in reading, mathematics, written expression, and in oral and written language. The book also describes interventions for underserved and mis-served populations including students from impoverished environments, English Language Learners, and students with inefficient memory strategies and executive functioning difficulties. It is conveniently formatted for rapid reference, with intervention planning guidelines and worksheets on its accompanying CD-ROM"--

School Psychology for the 21st Century, Second Edition

Foundations and Practices
Author: Kenneth W. Merrell,Ruth A. Ervin,Gretchen Gimpel Peacock
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609187547
Category: Psychology
Page: 380
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A leading introductory text, this authoritative volume comprehensively describes the school psychologist's role in promoting positive academic, behavioral, and emotional outcomes for all students. The book emphasizes a problem-solving-based, data-driven approach to practice in today's diverse schools. It grounds the reader in the concepts and tools needed to become a competent, ethical practitioner; implement and evaluate multi-tiered interventions; and facilitate systems-level change. Useful pedagogical features include illustrative vignettes and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities. New to This Edition*Incorporates up-to-date research findings and professional standards.*Expanded coverage of response to intervention, cultural and linguistic diversity issues, and evidence-based practice in mental health.*Chapter on legal issues includes expanded coverage of IDEIA and other recent federal mandates.

The K & W Guide to Colleges for the Learning Disabled

Author: Marybeth Kravets,Imy F. Wax,Princeton Review (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375750434
Category: Education
Page: 697
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Evaluates college programs, and includes information on admissions requirements, costs, and housing

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Third Edition

A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment
Author: Russell A. Barkley
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606237500
Category: Psychology
Page: 770
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This handbook presents extensive knowledge on the nature, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ADHD. Provided are authoritative guidelines for understanding and managing the challenges ADHD poses to children, adolescents, and adults in a range of settings. All chapters conclude with user-friendly Key Clinical Points. Note: Practitioners wishing to implement the assessment and treatment recommendations in the Handbook are advised to purchase the companion Workbook, which contains a full set of forms, questionnaires, and handouts, in a large-size format with permission to photocopy.

The Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook

Ready-to-Use Strategies and Activities for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities
Author: Joan M. Harwell,Rebecca Williams Jackson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118937686
Category: Education
Page: 416
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The third edition of this classic resource is a comprehensive source of information, strategies, and activities for working with learning disabled students. The book offers special educators, classroom teachers, and parents a wealth of new and proven suggestions and ready-to-use materials for helping LD students of all ages learn and perform at their fullest potential.

ADHD and the Nature of Self-control

Author: Russell A. Barkley
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572302501
Category: Psychology
Page: 410
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Renowned authority Russell Barkley provides a radical shift of perspective on ADHD. He argues that the disorder is not at root attentional, but rather a developmental problem of self-control. Offering new directions for thinking about and working with those with ADHD, this model has far-reaching implications for clinical practice.

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Clinical Care for Children and Young Adults
Author: Dilip R. Patel,Donald E Greydanus,Hatim A. Omar,Joav Merrick
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400706279
Category: Medical
Page: 495
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Increasingly more and more children with developmental disabilities survive into adulthood. Pediatricians and other clinicians are called upon to care for an increasing number of children with developmental disabilities in their practice and thus there is a need for a practical guide specifically written for paediatricians and primary care clinicians that addresses major concepts of neurodevelopmental pediatrics. In the United States, the specialty training leading to a conjoint board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, requires a total of 6 years of training (2 years of pediatrics, 1 year of neurology, 18 months of child neurology, 18 months of neurodevelopmental disabilities). As of December 2006, in the US, there were 241 pediatricians and 55 child neurologists certified in the subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Thus most of the children with developmental disabilities are seen by pediatricians and therefore it is important for these pediatricians to be well informed of common issues in the field. The 60,000 or so pediatricians in the United States (and hundreds more in other countries) are the main target audience for a practical book on neurodevelopmental pediatrics.

Assessment of Childhood Disorders, Fourth Edition

Author: Eric J. Mash,Russell A. Barkley
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606236539
Category: Psychology
Page: 866
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This leading text and clinical guide offers best-practice recommendations for assessing a comprehensive array of child and adolescent mental health problems and health risks. Prominent authorities present evidence-based approaches that can be used in planning, implementing, and evaluating real-world clinical services. Coverage encompasses behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, maltreatment, and adolescent problems. The volume emphasizes the need to evaluate clients' strengths as well as their deficits, and to take into account the developmental, biological, familial, and cultural contexts of problem behavior.

Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Author: L. Susan Buttross
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604731521
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 126
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects approximately five percent of American school-age children. Symptoms include extreme levels of hyperactivity, inattention, and disruptive behavior. Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a concise, clearly written overview of the condition's symptoms and the range of possible treatments. Chapters explain: How certain behavioral patterns can be misdiagnosed as ADHD, How early diagnosis and treatment of the condition are critical, How the various forms of the condition affect a child's psychology and socialization, How parents can help to address the condition effectively and supportively. Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder provides useful, up-to-date information on a condition that can be treated with early diagnosis and intervention. The book will prove useful to professionals and parents seeking a better understanding of childhood development.

Healthy Eating for Life for Children

Author: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471436218
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 272
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Nourish Your Child for Optimum health and well-being All parents want to do the very best for the long-term health and well-being of their children, and nutrition plays a major role in that process. This book shows you where to start. Drawing on the latest medical and dietary research, Healthy Eating for Life for Children presents a complete and sensible plant-based nutrition program that can help you promote and maintain excellent health and good eating habits for your children throughout their lives. Covering all stages of childhood from birth through adolescence, this book provides detailed nutritional guidelines that have been carefully drafted by an expert panel of Physicians Committee doctors and nutritionists, along with 91 delicious, easy-to-make recipes to help you put these healthy eating principles to work right away. Healthy Eating for Life for Children contains important information on: * Eating for two-nutrition in pregnancy * Worry-free breast- feeding and bottle-feeding options * Nutrition for hyperactivity and attention problems * Eating disorders and body image issues * Achieving healthy weight and fitness levels * Healthy eating for young athletes * And more Whether you are a new or experienced parent, this book will give you the crucial knowledge you need to take charge of your child's diet and health. Also available: Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer (0-471-43597-X) Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Diabetes (0-471-43598-8) Healthy Eating for Life for Women (0-471-43596-1)