'In many ways this publication reads like a toolkit, and as such offers a range of practices that may be considered in order to improve outcomes for all. A readable and supportive book' - SNIP
Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be hard to include in a mainstream classroom, and managing their behaviour is often a challenge.
Drawing directly from real classroom experience, this book shows how to use effective management strategies to improve behaviour in the classroom and at home.
This interdisciplinary approach will provide teachers with:
" strategies to deal with disruptive behaviours
" ways to channel children's positive characteristics
" advice on how teachers can support and guide parents
" behaviour management techniques to promote positive behaviour
" advice on collaborative working, and how teachers can build partnerships with other professionals.
This valuable resource helps teachers better understand ADHD and provides them with clear-cut intervention strategies for dealing with everything from general behavior challenges to specific ADHD issues. Featuring case studies and the latest research-based information, the book offers specific strategies that help general and special education teachers:Make accommodations in the classroom Promote appropriate behavior and discourage inappropriate behavior Apply techniques for dealing with children’s impulsivity, attention problems, hyperactivity, and difficulty following directions Use relaxation and stress management techniques to cope with behavior challenges
Labeled "dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled with attention and behavior problems," Jonathan Mooney was a short bus rider—a derogatory term used for kids in special education and a distinction that told the world he wasn't "normal." Along with other kids with special challenges, he grew up hearing himself denigrated daily. Ultimately, Mooney surprised skeptics by graduating with honors from Brown University. But he could never escape his past, so he hit the road. To free himself and to learn how others had moved beyond labels, he created an epic journey. He would buy his own short bus and set out cross-country, looking for kids who had dreamed up magical, beautiful ways to overcome the obstacles that separated them from the so-called normal world.
In The Short Bus, his humorous, irreverent, and poignant record of this odyssey, Mooney describes his four-month, 35,000-mile journey across borders that most people never see. He meets thirteen people in thirteen states, including an eight-year-old deaf and blind girl who likes to curse out her teachers in sign language. Then there's Butch Anthony, who grew up severely learning disabled but who is now the proud owner of the Museum of Wonder. These people teach Mooney that there's no such thing as normal and that to really live, every person must find their own special ways of keeping on. The Short Bus is a unique gem, propelled by Mooney's heart, humor, and outrageous rebellions.
A highly sought after public speaker, Mooney has been inspiring audiences with his story and his message for nearly two decades. Now he’s ready to share what he’s learned from parents, educators, researchers, and kids in a book that is as much a survival guide as it is a call to action. Whip-smart, insightful, and utterly inspiring—and movingly framed as a letter to his own young sons, as they work to find their ways in the world—this book will upend what we call normal and empower us all.