The ADD/ADHD Checklist: A Practical Reference forParents and Teachers, Second Edition
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The bestselling guide, fully revised and updated, offering practical information and tips to help every child with ADHD succeed

The ADD/ADHD Checklist helps parents and teachers to better understand children and teenagers with attention problems and provide the kind of support and intervention that is crucial to kids' success. Presented in a concise, easy-to-read checklist format, the book is packed with practical advice and information on a wide range of topics, including what we do and don't know about ADHD, probable causes, critical elements for school success, the most commonly prescribed medications, what children with ADHD need at home, effective behavioral strategies, how to help kids stay organized, and advocating for an ADHD child.


Sandra F. Rief, M.A., is an internationally known speaker, teacher trainer, educational consultant, and author or coauthor of several bestselling books including How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD and How to Reach and Teach All Children in the Inclusive Classroom. For more information, go to



The Author.

Section One: Basic Information on ADHD.

1.1 ADD, ADHD, AD/HD: What's the Difference?

1.2 Definitions and Descriptions of ADHD.

1.3 Risk Factors Associated with ADHD.

1.4 Behavioral Characteristics of ADHD.

1.5 ADHD and the Executive Functions.

1.6 What We Do and Do Not Yet Know About ADHD.

1.7 ADHD and Coexisting Conditions and Disorders.

1.8 Possible Causes of ADHD.

1.9 ADHD Look-Alikes.

1.10 Girls with ADHD.

1.11 Making the Diagnosis: A Comprehensive Evaluation for ADHD.

1.12 Multimodal Treatment for ADHD.

1.13 Medication Treatment for ADHD.

1.14 Behavioral Treatment and Management of ADHD.

1.15 What Teachers and Parents Need to Know About Medication.

1.16 The Impact of ADHD on the Family.

1.17 The Impact of ADHD on School Success.

1.18 Critical Elements for School Success.

1.19 Positive Traits Common in Many Children and Adults with ADHD.

1.20 Educational Rights for Students with ADHD.

Section Two: Checklists for Parents.

2.1 What Children and Teens with ADHD Need from Parents.

2.2 Positive and Effective Discipline.

2.3 Preventing Behavior Problems at Home.

2.4 Preventing Behavior Problems Outside the Home.

2.5 Coping and Dealing with Your Child's Challenging Behaviors.

2.6 Rewards and Positive Reinforcers for Home.

2.7 Following Directions and Increasing Compliance: Tips for Parents.

2.8 Environmental Modifications at Home.

2.9 What Parents Can Do to Help with Organization.

2.10 What Parents Can Do to Help with Time Management.

2.11 Homework Tips for Parents.

2.12 Parenting Your Child with ADHD: Recommended Do's and Dont's.

2.13 Supports and Training Parents Need.

2.14 Building a Positive Relationship with the School.

2.15 Advocacy Tips for Parents.

2.16 Planning Ahead for the Next School Year.

2.17 Pursuing an Evaluation for ADHD: Recommendations for Parents.

Section Three: Checklists for Teachers.

3.1 Proactive Classroom Management.

3.2 Preventing Behavior Problems During Transitions and Challenging Times of the School Day.

3.3 Tips for Giving Directions and Increasing Student Compliance.

3.4 Managing Challenging Behavior.

3.5 Rewards and Positive Reinforcers for School.

3.6 Environmental Supports and Accommodations in the Classroom.

3.7 Getting and Focusing Students' Attention.

3.8 Maintaining Students' Attention and Participation.

3.9 Keeping Students on Task During Seat Work.

3.10 Strategies for Inattentive, Distractible Students.

3.11 Communicating with Parents: Tips for Teachers.

3.12 Homework Tips for Teachers.

3.13 What Teachers Can Do to Help with Organization.

3.14 What Teachers Can Do to Help with Time Management.

3.15 Adaptations and Modifications of Assignments.

3.16 Adaptations and Modifications of Materials.

3.17 Testing Adaptations and Supports.

3.18 If You Suspect a Student Has ADHD.

Section Four: Academic Strategies for Home and School.

4.1 Common Reading Difficulties.

4.2 Reading Strategies and Interventions.

4.3 Math Difficulties Related to ADHD and Learning Disabilities.

4.4 Math Strategies and Interventions.

4.5 Why Writing Is a Struggle.

4.6 Strategies to Help with Prewriting: Planning and Organizing.

4.7 Strategies for Composition and Written Expression.

4.8 Strategies for Revising and Editing.

4.9 Multisensory Spelling Strategies.

4.10 Improving Handwriting and the Legibility of Written Work.

4.11 Strategies for Bypassing and Accommodating Writing Diffi culties.

Section Five: Other Important Checklists for Parents and Teachers.

5.1 The Team Approach.

5.2 Memory Strategies and Accommodations.

5.3 Relaxation Strategies, Visualization, Exercise, and More.

5.4 ADHD and Social Skills Interventions.

5.5 ADHD in Young Children.

5.6 ADHD in Adolescents.

5.7 Web Resources to Understand and Support Children with ADHD and Related Disorders.

5.8 Books and Other Resources by Sandra Rief.