Disruptive/Attention Seeking behaviors can keep a classroom or school in disarray is not managed. It is the role of the school counselor to assist administrators and teachers in developing behavioral management plans for these student to assist them in learning while not disrupting other students.
1. Draws attention to self through silly behaviors, loud talking, making inappropriate noises or gestures, and blurting out remarks
2. Lack of sensitivity to how attention-seeking behaviors impact other people
3. Obstinate refusal to comply with authority figures at home or school settings
4. Strained sibling or peer relationships due to annoying and antagonistic behaviors
3. Assist parents in arranging situations where student is in the limelight (music, sports)
4. Establish clear rules for the student at home or school
5. Use art, play or role-plays to practice appropriate behavior and display empathy
6. Parents/Teachers utilize short term behavior contracts to reinforce positive behaviors
7. Use therapeutic games to assist student to ‘Stop and Think’ before they misbehave
8. Examine the core conflicts that contribute to the disruptive behavior
9. Teach the student the ‘Problem Solving Model’
10. Encourage parents to give their child an allotted time of undivided attention each day
11. Examine how the student’s behaviors affect others
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) Resources
An on-line community is for families with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Here you will find information including summer camps and schools that specialize in working with ADHD children, hope, support, and tips. We also want to listen -- to what works, what doesn't, and what particular challenges you have faced.
A comprehensive guide for students with ADD or ADHD, their parents and teachers. This site contains information on organizational management, homework assistance, medication, behavioral management strategies, note taking, study strategies, classroom management techniques, grade level enrichment strategies, enhancing social skills and more. http://www.addcentre.co.uk/newindex.html
CHADD CHADD is a non-profit organization serving individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). Through collaborative leadership, advocacy, research, education and support, CHADD provides science-based, evidence-based information about AD/HD to parents, educators, professionals, the media and the general public. http://www.chadd.org/ NASP Center Resources
Article “Helping the ADHD Child in the Classroom”
http://www.naspcenter.org/pdf/special%20needs%20template.pdf University of St. Thomas ADHD Student Study Guide
Site provides suggested learning and study strategies for students who have ADHD in a professionally organized program of assistance derived from the American description of ADHD. These strategies are helpful to know and develop in overcoming learning difficulties associated ADHD. Also, contains links to other helpful sites. http://www.iss.stthomas.edu/studyguides/adhd/adhdv.htm
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: What Every Parent Wants to Know by David L. Wodrich, October, 1999 #1 Best-seller on ADHD.com for October & November, 2000! Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood, by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., and John J. Ratey, M.D., January 1995.
Healing Add : The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of A.D.D by Daniel G. Amen,MD, February 2001
No More Ritalin Treating ADHD Without Drugs,
Dr. Mary Ann Block Dr. Block believes that Ritalin may be extremely dangerous to a child’s heath and tells her journey to treat ADHD through safer and more effective means. She outlines how to treat the underlying causes of ADHD first, and then treating the problem.
Parenting A Child With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Nancy S. Boyles, Darlene Contadino; October 1999
Taking Charge of ADHD
Russell A. Barkley, PhDA book geared to parents teaching him how to recognize signs of ADHD, how to get an official diagnosis, gives guiding principals for raising a child with ADHD, and a step system to better behavior. He also teaches the parent how to work with the school to manage the child’s education.
Talking Back to Ritalin
Dr. Peter Bregen Relays his research in regards to treating ADHD with and without Ritalin and describes alternatives to pharmaceutical treatments.
The ADD Hyperactivity Handbook for Schools
Harvey C. Parker, PhD Effective strategies for identifying and teaching students with Attention Deficit Disorders in elementary and secondary schools.
12 Effective Ways to Help Your Add/Adhd Child: Drug-Free Alternatives for Attention- Deficit Disorders by Laura J. Stevens, William G. Crook
User's Guide to the Brain : Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain (Age of Unreason) by John J.Ratey, MD, January 2001
ADHD What Can We Do? And A New Look at ADHD
Both available from: http://www.selfesteemshop.com