ADHD & LD: Classroom Strategies At Your Fingertips


ADHD & LD: Classroom Strategies at Your Fingertips is an invaluable quick-reference classroom tool for teachers, paraeducators/paraprofessionals, and all who serve students with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and other learning disabilities (LD) in schools. This newly updated, six-page (tri-fold) laminated guide by Sandra Rief is also an excellent teacher-training / professional development resource for educators in both general education and special education classrooms.

This guide provides concise answers to the critical questions: What is ADHD/ADD? What is LD? The guide defines and describes these disorders in practical terms, provides a list of key characteristics, explains different iterations of the conditions, identifies common treatments, and reviews IEP (Individual Education Program) / Section 504 eligibility criteria.

Pages 2-6 describe practical and effective strategies that teachers (along with teaching assistants, paraeducators/paraprofessionals, aides, etc.) in both general and special education classrooms can use to meet the needs of students with ADHD and LD.

Teachers will learn strategies for

  • Getting and maintaining students’ attention;
  • Differentiating instruction;
  • Improving students’ organization, study skills, and written language proficiency;
  • Establishing effective collaborative relationships.

By offering teachers quick access to evidence-based strategies and tips for overcoming common challenges associated with educating students with ADHD/ADD and learning disabilities, this guide is an indispensable tool for the classroom educator.

By Sandra Rief. 2013. 6 pages. ISBN 978-1-93560-975-9. #NP221.

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