Editors: "Simone Aparecida Capellini", "Fábio Henrique Pinheiro", "Giseli Donadon Germano"

A Handbook of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the Interdisciplinary Perspective

Personal Book: US $49 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $113
Printed Copy: US $89
Library Book: US $196
ISBN: 978-1-68108-152-6
eISBN: 978-1-68108-151-9 (Online)
DOI: 10.2174/97816810815191160101

Introduction

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a genetic and neurological condition that compromises the academic performance of children. From an educational context, knowledge about the cognitive-linguistic difficulties faced by these students can improve the academic and social quality life of affected children. This handbook presents an interdisciplinary perspective of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Educators and healthcare professionals can broaden their knowledge of the clinical and educational characteristics of students with ADHD. Topics covered in the handbook include the clinical features and genetics of ADHD, educational guidelines on reading, writing and learning processes and multidisciplinary interventions. Parents and teachers can apply the information in this handbook to assist children with ADHD in the classroom.

Preface

Understanding the issues that affect the students in the literacy process is not an easy task for health professionals and education professionals, either to accept the challenge of organizing an ebook that addresses the issues involved and that permeate academic learning.

The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a genetic and neurological condition that compromises the academic performance since the early literacy. This information should be discussed in an educational context, due to the impact of the lack of knowledge about the cognitive-linguistic difficulties these students generate the commitment in the academic and social quality life of them.

The aim of this e-book is presented in ten chapters with the interdisciplinary perspective of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Therefore, in organizing this e-book, we think about how it would be possible, through our experience with the care of students along with attention and learning disorders complaints in the Investigation Learning Disabilities Laboratory at the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department – São Paulo State University “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” – UNESP – Marília - São Paulo – Brazil, to assist educators and health and education professional to broaden their knowledge of the clinical and educational characteristics of students with ADHD.

So we hope you will enjoy and can apply the knowledge acquired or expanded through each chapter in your professional practice, because we believe that the reader of this book is one of us, who does not believe in the “no learning” without trying to contribute to make the learning occurs

Simone Aparecida Capellini Fábio Henrique Pinheiro

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Giseli Donadon Germano

Investigation Learning Disabilities Laboratory
Speech and Hearing Sciences Department
São Paulo State University “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”
UNESP – Marília
São Paulo
Brazil