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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):Strategies for Behavior Management : 

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):Strategies for Behavior Management Sabrina Gregoriano SpED 602 Dr. Levy

What is ADHD? : 

What is ADHD? Disorder characterized by levels of inattention, impulsivity, and/or over-activity. Symptoms: Problems concentrating on schoolwork Disruptive to the teacher and students during discussions and activities Difficulty in staying seated Acting out aggressively Difficulty in strategy forming, organizing, and story telling

What Are The Causes Of ADHD? : 

What Are The Causes Of ADHD? Inherited genetic factors Chemical imbalance Fetal exposure to lead, alcohol, or cigarettes

Method of Treatment : 

Method of Treatment Usually requires three components: Medication Behavior management Appropriate Educational Programs

Behavior : 

Behavior There are 18 behaviors associated with a person who as AD/HD Teachers can use a checklist to determine if a child is demonstrating 6 or more symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity-impulsivity

Strategies for Educators : 

Strategies for Educators Identify students strengths and weaknesses Understand, encourage and praise students Be knowledgeable of the disorder so proper modifications can be made. Establish rules, routines, and expectations ahead of time Be aware of distracters Teach organizational skills Give clear, concise, step by step instructions Stress quality over quantity

Behavioral Management : 

Behavioral Management Create a contract with students Use incentive charts that show student progress (Reward systems) Allow student to help in the creation of behavioral plan that includes consequences and rewards

Behavior Contract : 

Behavior Contract

Parent Involvement : 

Parent Involvement It is important that teachers and family members work collaboratively in educating themselves on strategies that work best to meet the needs of children. Parents can give a lot of insight to teachers on how their child learns best. By working together, they can be consistent on reinforcing the rewards and punishments on the behavioral contract