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This eBook contains nine chapters, each full of expert tips for helping your child achieve great academic and social success this school year.
Chapter 1: Securing School Accommodations
How to get your child the help and support he needs to thrive at school.
INCLUDED: Seven steps for getting and maintaining extra educational services for your child. Six rules for creating an IEP that works. Diagnostic criteria for ADHD. Winning classroom accommodations for everything from distractibility to lost assignments. Sample letters for requesting accommodations and introducing your child to his teacher.
Chapter 2: Working with the School
Daily report cards and other tools to help parents and teachers.
INCLUDED: Five ways to work cooperatively with your child's teacher. How to use a daily report card for tracking school progress. Four tips for better parent-teacher meetings.
Chapter 3: Managing ADHD Symptoms at School and at Home
How to reduce impulsivity, fidgeting, and distractibility.
INCLUDED: Teacher- and parent-tested solutions for the problems of distractibility, interrupting, fidgeting, impulsivity, and failing to follow directions. Plus, back-to-school strategies from a teacher veteran.
Chapter 4: Reading, Writing, Math
Helping your child enjoy books and numbers.
INCLUDED: Review the ideas. Every few pages, ask pertinent questions: “Who is this story mainly about? What happened first? What happened next? How do you think this story will end?”...
Chapter 5: Study & Homework Help
Completing and turning in assignments on time.
INCLUDED: Study tips for global and analytic thinkers. Sixteen strategies for completing homework without frustration. Solutions for chronically late or lost assignments. Expert explanations of mind-mapping techniques.
Chapter 6: The Organized Student
Help your child manage time and organize school materials and projects.
INCLUDED: Strategies for mastering time management and paper flow. Seven ways to become more organized at school and at home. Tips for practicing time management each day with help from a daily planner.
Chapter 7: Grade-Specific Help
Pointers for elementary, middle and high school students, plus college aid.
INCLUDED: A teacher's strategies for helping elementary-school children develop academically and socially. Seventeen ways to help preteens prepare for bigger challenges ahead. Ideas for How teens and college students can exert more control over their own school success.
Chapter 8: ADHD Meds at School
Setting up a school-day dose.
INCLUDED: A four-step plan for managing your child's medication during the school day to ensure great behavior and learning.
Chapter 9: Learning Disabilities 101
Recognizing the symptoms and choosing the best programs.
INCLUDED: Important information about comorbid conditions including bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and depression. Plus symptoms and common treatments for learning disabilities including dyslexia, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorders, and more.
PLUS: Special-Ed Glossary and Resources
Learn the common terms and definitions associated with special education, and get connected to a world of resources online and in books.