Treatment of hyperactivity
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Manuel Ramos Ramos (Seville, 1961) graduated in Psychology from the University of Seville in 1984. Notably, his career spans over twenty years as head of training, teacher and social researcher.
He has run professional training courses in various public and private companies and organisations.
He specialises in Teaching Methodology, Teacher and Educator Training and the application of new Information and Communication Technologies to Human Factor Management within organisations. His extensive professional background is reflected in this book which is published by Ideaspropias Editorial.
1.2. The nature of hyperactivity
1.2.1. Incidence of hyperactivity
1.2.2. Symptoms of hyperactivity
1.2.3. Concept of hyperactivity
1.3. Introduction to the historical knowledge of the disorder
1.4. Introduction to the etiological knowledge of the disorder
1.4.1. Genetic influences
1.4.2. Prenatal and perinatal factors
1.4.3. Environmental influences
1.4.4. Psychosocial influences
1.5. Explanatory models
1.5.1. Virginia Douglas’ attention model
1.5.2. Russell Barkley’s self-regulation model
1.6. Summary of contents
2. Diagnosis, assessment and treatment of hyperactivity
2.2. Assessment and diagnosis of hyperactivity
2.2.3. Associated disorders
2.3. Treatment of hyperactivity
2.3.3. Types of treatment
2.4. Summary of contents
3. Strategies and resources for teachers and families
3.2. Strategies and resources for teachers
3.2.2. The teacher’s role
3.2.3. The teacher and the family
3.2.4. Intervention guidelines
3.2.5. Curricular adaptations
3.2.6. Useful strategies
3.2.7. Cognitive behavioural techniques in the classroom
3.3. Strategies and resources for families
3.3.1. Family needs
3.3.2. Strategies to be followed
3.4. Intervention programmes
3.4.1. General principles
3.4.2. Intervention procedures
3.5. Summary of contents
Hyperactivity is a chronic disorder which accounts for almost 50% of the consultations carried out within child and adolescent psychiatry. It is also possibly one of the disorders that has generated the most attention, caused the most concern and been a subject of study for many years among educators, parents and specialists.
This disorder interferes in many areas of normal functioning and is responsible for a multitude of disturbances and difficulties that seriously affect evolutionary development, schooling and the social and family life of the children and adolescents who suffer from it. In 50% to 80% of cases hyperactivity persists in adulthood.
This didactic material provides an introduction to the disorder, how to diagnose, assess and treat it. It also provides various strategies and resources for dealing with the problem. Ideaspropias Editorial has published this handguide to provide parents and educators with a set of guidelines for treatment.
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