Summary of How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD

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How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD book summary


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Originally published in 1993, this expanded and updated second edition of Sandra Rief’s guidebook examines every dimension of ADHD – the frustrating behavioral and learning disorder that plagues millions of adults and school-age children. Her detailed, nearly 500-page manual overflows with practical information and advice for parents and teachers who are helping youngsters deal with ADHD’s multiple challenges. She describes how parents and teachers must collaborate and explains several worthy classroom methods for teachers to follow. While directed mostly at those who teach children with ADHD and ADD, this information is useful also for companies employing ADHD adults. The author explores this complex, wide-ranging topic in great detail – with some, but not an oppressive amount of repetition. Her material proves practical and easy to understand and retain. getAbstract recommends Rief’s overview and how-to guide as a definitive work on ADHD.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What factors are important in diagnosing and treating ADHD,
  • What strategies and techniques prove effective with kids who have ADHD behaviors, and
  • How to meet the educational challenges of children and adults with ADHD.

About the Author

Sandra F. Rief, a leading educational consultant, author and speaker on ADD and ADHD, also wrote The ADHD Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers.



Childhood Disorder
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects roughly 3% to 7% of the school-age population of the US. While many of these children develop into successful adults, countless others struggle throughout life. They drop out of school, have difficulty holding jobs...

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