Identifying, Assessing, and Treating ADHD at School by Stephen E. Brock

By Stephen E. Brock

ADHD is the main ordinarily clinically determined adolescence behavioral affliction. in addition, many scholars receiving specified schooling tips are said to have ADHD. teenagers with ADHD could event major tuition adjustment problems and fulfillment difficulties. challenge behaviors linked to realization deficits and hyperactivity usually have a damaging impression at the lecture room, and, hence, could compromise the training setting for lots of, if no longer all, scholars. there's a severe desire for faculty pros to spot, examine, and deal with scholars with ADHD.

Identifying, Assessing, and Treating ADHD at School brings technological know-how to perform, delivering university execs useful details to satisfy the wishes of youngsters with ADHD. This quantity, designed as a pragmatic, easy-to-use reference for college psychologists and different psychological future health and academic professionals:

  • Explains why university psychologists and their colleagues must be ready and ready to determine and serve scholars with ADHD.
  • Identifies the superiority, affects, and linked conditions.
  • Provides a assessment of screening, referral, and diagnostic review processes.
  • Offers counsel on engaging in psychoeducational assessments.
  • Reviews evidence-based treatments.
  • Offers functional suggestions on developing courses that handle person and lecture room issues.

School psychologists and different schooling and psychological future health pros will find determining, Assessing, and Treating ADHD in school an unprecedented source in operating to augment the psychological healthiness and educational improvement of students.

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The PKBS-2 can be used as a screening tool for identifying atrisk children and can be used to inform appropriate interventions (Fairbank, 2006; Jentzsch & Merrell, 1996; Madle, 2006; Merrell, 1996a, 1996b, 2008). A recently developed measure that was specifically designed as a school-wide screener is the Early Childhood Behavior Problem Screening Scale (ECBPSS; Epstein & Nelson, 2006). The ECBPSS includes a teacher and parent form, each with 12 items that use a 4-point Likert-type scale that ranges from 0 (not at all like my child) to 3 (very much like my child).

All school psychologists should be able to distinguish between screening and diagnosis. Given their training in behavioral observation and knowledge of the appropriate use of behavior rating scales, school psychologists are exceptionally well qualified to conduct the behavioral screening of students suspected to have ADHD. While there are a variety of screening tools that can be used to facilitate identification and are important to the diagnosis of ADHD, the ones selected for review in this chapter are (a) brief, (b) readily accessible via the Internet, and (c) have documented psychometric properties.

Has difficulty organizing tasks and activities 0 1 2 3 6. Avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustaining 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 3 (not due to oppositional behavior or failure to understand) mental effort 7. Loses things necessary for tasks or activities (school assignments, pencils, or books) 8. Is easily distracted by extraneous stimuli 0 1 2 9. Is forgetful in daily activities 0 1 2 3 10. Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat 0 1 2 3 11. Leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 is expected 12.

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