Resources

14th November 2003 at 00:00
* Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: a practical guide for teachers (second edition), by Paul Cooper and Katherine M Bilton (David Fulton, pound;15). A sound practical guide which gives insight into a wide range of research findings.

* Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, by GD Kewley (David Fulton, pound;15). Accepts the medical model but gives invaluable insight into the ADHD child for parents and teachers.

* Managing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Inclusive Classroom - practical strategies for teachers, by John Alban-Metcalfe (former head of special needs at Trinity and All Saints University College) and Juliette Alban-Metcalfe (David Fulton, pound;16). Provides the pros and cons of using medication, and case studies which demonstrate successful inclusion of children with ADHD.

* The ADHD Book of Lists, by Sandra F Rief (John Wiley, pound;19.50).

Information relating to definitions, interventions, medication and legal situations. Useful for parents and professionals as a resource reference tool.

* Educating children with ADHD: a teacher's manual, by Paul Cooper (RoutledgeFalmer, pound;27.50). Specifically for educators. Includes how to manage a class that includes pupils with ADHD, adapting the curriculum, social, discipline and behaviour management.

* Supporting Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, by Kate Spohrer (Questions Publishing, pound;15, plus pamp;p. Tel: 0121 666 7878), winner of the 2002 NASENTES Books for Learning and Teaching award.

Photocopiable outlines for flexible activities suitable for pupils at any key stage, in school or at home, which can be used by teachers, learning support staff or parents with little or no preparation. Covers a range of approaches to learning, drawing on brain gym, yoga, sequencing exercises, affirmations and nutritional advice.

Organisations

* ADDISS - The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (www.addiss.co.uk) offers "people-friendly" guidance for parents, teachers, sufferers and health professionals. The service has just released a report "Paying Enough Attention?" which calls for improved care for those with ADHD. You can download this report from the website or tel: 020 7331 2333 for a hard copy.

* NICE - National Institute for Clinical Excellence (www.nice.org.uk) has a section on ADHD giving useful and authoritative facts and figures.

* Nurture Group Network (www.nurturegroups.org). Nurture groups provide in-school support to children with hyperactivity and concentration difficulties along with other social and behavioural needs.

* Mental Health Foundation (www.mentalhealth.org.uk). Produces "All About ADHD", a clear and concise booklet. Tel: 020 7802 0300.

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