Imagine your AD/HD students among the most successful in your classroom! Diagnoses of AD/HD are exploding in the student population. As a teacher, administrator, staff developer or counsellor, it is up to you to meet the needs of these students. This remarkable book gives teachers and parents hope as it examines the positive attributes of AD/HD and builds on the characteristic strengths. By embracing, rather than resisting differences in AD/HD students, a very productive and rewarding learning relationship is possible. A New View of AD/HD does a great job of examining the most current research and offering practical insight into how to get the best out of these distracted students. A common-sense approach offers concise action steps that really work. Your frustration will be dramatically reduced and your effectiveness will increase when you understand how to identify and teach to strengths instead of focusing on areas of weakness.
Table of Contents
1. A New Revolutionary View of AD/HD 2. Who Really Has It? 3. The New Biology of AD/HD 4. How to Get an Accurate Diagnosis 5. Highly Effective Treatments 6. Solutions for Parents 7. Solutions for Teachers Appendices Index
Eric Jensen is a former teacher and current member of the Society for Neuroscience and New York Academy of Sciences. He has taught at all levels, from elementary through university level and is currently completing his PhD in human development. In 1981, Jensen cofounded SuperCamp, the nation's first and largest brain-compatible learning program, now with over 50,000 graduates. He has since written Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Brain-Based Learning, Deeper Learning, Arts with the Brain in Mind, Enriching the Brain, and 21 other books on learning and the brain. A leader in the brain-based movement, Jensen has made over 45 visits to neuroscience labs and interacts with countless neuroscientists. He was the founder of the Learning Brain EXPO and has trained educators and trainers for 25 years worldwide in this field. He is deeply committed to making a positive, significant, lasting difference in the way we learn.