Teaching Young Children With ADHD

  • Title:Teaching Young Children With ADHD: Successful Strategies and Practical Interventions for PreK-3
  • Author:Richard Lougy, Silvia DeRuvo, David Rosenthal, MD
  • Publication Date:March 2007
  • Grade Level:PreK-3
  • ISBN:9781412941600
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Know the facts about ADHD to improve children's academic and behavioral outcomes!

This indispensable resource provides general education teachers with a solid understanding of ADHD, detailed descriptions of how it manifests in preschool and the primary grades, and research-based approaches for designing and adapting instruction to meet the needs of all young children. Together, the authors offer decades of experience from the fields of school psychology, special education, and medicine. Their combined knowledge clarifies and informs the what, why, and how of inclusive strategies that work, particularly for children with attention disorders.

In reading this book, you will discover:

  • Practical interventions to develop children's social skills and manage classroom behavior
  • Suggestions for helping children with ADHD master the challenging task of writing
  • Guidelines for recognizing appropriate and inappropriate responses to medication
  • Recommendations for partnering with parents and families
  • In-depth profiles of children with ADHD, and more

By being aware of the impact that ADHD has on children's social, emotional, and educational development, educators can work toward building trust with both students and parents, and develop a positive, lasting influence on the lives of the children they teach.


Author Bio

Richard A. Lougy has been living and working for the last 30 years in Sacramento, California, where he began his career as a middle school teacher. During that time, he also served as an elementary school counselor and later as a school psychologist. Before retiring in 2007, he oversaw mental health services for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in a large metropolitan school district in Northern California. He currently runs a private practice specializing in ADHD and related disorders, as well as being a mental health consultant for Early Head Start programs and Before and After School Care Programs for a large school district.

David Rosenthal, MD, is an adult, adolescent, and child psychiatrist in private practice in Boulder, Colorado. He is an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, where he teaches courses on psychopharmacology. Rosenthal earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa School of Medicine in 1986, and completed his residency in adult psychiatry and fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center.

Silvia L. DeRuvo is a special education resources development specialist with WestEd, a nonprofit agency that works with schools, districts, state agencies, and national policy makers in the areas of educational research, products, and programs. Her work focuses primarily on working with schools and teachers on effective research-based instructional practices that support the needs of students with disabilities within core content integrated classrooms. Prior to her work at WestEd, DeRuvo has been an elementary special educator for nearly 20 years, and a teacher trainer at California State University, Sacramento. Her experience in the classroom, as well as in state special education leadership, has given her vast experience in the area of special education practices and effective inclusion practices that support the needs of students with ADHD and other learning disabilities. DeRuvo received an MA in communicative disorders, and holds credentials in Multiple Subjects, Special Education Specialist Communications Handicapped, and Resource Specialist certification from California State University, Fresno.

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