Successfully Teaching and Managing Children with ADHD: A Resource for SENCOs and Teachers, 2nd Edition

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Fintan O'Regan

  • Successfully Teaching and Managing Children with ADHD

90 pages
ISBN: 9780367110109

Written by one of the UK's leading experts in ADHD, O’Regan’s Successfully Teaching and Managing Children with ADHD is an invaluable resource offering practical and effective strategies for managing the difficult and often disruptive symptoms of ADHD in the classroom setting. Alongside the accessible and user-friendly resources that have made the first edition so valued, this second edition offers:

  • A greater number of case studies addressing the key issues surrounding ADHD in education
  • Up-to-date information and advice regarding medication and behavioural strategies
  • Specific advice on recognising and managing ADHD in girls and adults

Chapters in this book explore topics such as recognising and managing ADHD behaviour; working with parents of children with ADHD; whole school approaches to ADHD; and professional development for teachers and assistants. With accompanying assessment and management resources including the CAST (Child ADHD Screening Tool), this is an essential tool for teachers, SENCOs, behavioural management staff and senior leaders.

Table of Contents

Foreward by Lorraine Peterson



  1. Why is the issue of ADHD so important?
    • Research
    • A shared understanding and ethos
    • Some facts and figures
    • Parental views
  2. When is it ADHD?
    • What is the prevalence of ADHD?
    • What are the symptoms of ADHD?
    • Girls and ADD
    • What causes ADHD?
    • How do you diagnose ADHD?
    • Are there co-existing difficulties (co-morbidities)?
  3. How can we manage ADHD behaviour?
    • Rules
    • Priorities
    • Rewarding success
    • Target charts
    • Sanctions
    • Managing disruptions
    • Managing aggression
    • Teacher power
    • Confrontations
    • Reframing
  4. How can we help non-traditional learners to access the curriculum?
    • Case Study 1
    • Case Study 2
    • Positive interventions
    • Developing basic skills
    • Study Skills
    • Homework
    • Exam arrangements
  5. Whole school approaches
    • A multi-modal model
    • Structure
    • Flexibility
    • Rapport, Relationships, Role models
  6. How does medication help?
    • Case Study
    • Different types of medication
    • An argument for using medication
    • Considering the medication process
    • What do parents need to know about medication?
    • Children’s perceptions
  7. Are there any additional options for managing ADHD?
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Counselling
    • Coaching
    • Diet
    • Exercise
    • Speech and language therapy
  8. How can teachers work with parents of children with ADHD?
    • Case study
    • Parenting programmes
    • Home-school collaboration
    • Identifying problem times
    • Rewards and Sanctions
    • Siblings
  9. How can transitions be made less problematic?
    • KS1 to KS2
    • Primary to secondary school transition
    • Peer support and understanding
    • Case study
    • Transition to further education or training
    • ADHD and the workplace
  10. Professional development for teachers and assistants

(Use these chapter summaries to make slides and/or handouts for colleagues, and in structuring training sessions on ADHD)

  • Planning CPD
  • Starting a discussion


  • Appendix 1: CAST (Child ADHD Screening Tool)
  • Appendix 2: Assessing girls with ADD/ADHD
  • Appendix 3: School policy for managing medicines