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Caring for children with ADHD and SLD

Building a network among clinics, parents and teachers

Gian Marco Marzocchi, Centro per l'Età Evolutiva

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 17x24

Pages: 144

ISBN: 978-88-6137-829-2

Publication date: 01/05/2011


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Research on developmental disorders has produced a number of scientific contributions in recent years and at the same time awareness has increased through books, articles and websites.
Nevertheless, shared, integrated models for the care of children with SLD or ADHD are lacking: in the clinical setting models have become too modularised and often lose sight of the final aim, which must be improved global wellbeing as well as school wellbeing. Despite recent legislation, guidelines for these pupils struggle to find practical implementation and to become best practices.
The book offers a model for an integrated, network-based intervention, in other words one that takes into consideration both the neuropsychological and the emotional and relational aspects of the child, and one that envisages a synergy between specialists, teachers and parents, a key factor in achieving satisfactory results.
Targeting all those who share in the care of children with these disorders, it provides practical suggestions for diagnostic evaluation and treatment and offers best practices and experiences of class group interventions.


- Introduction (Gian Marco Marzocchi and Silvia Pesenti)
- Which children are we talking about? (Gian Marco Marzocchi)
- The diagnostic evaluation (Gian Marco Marzocchi and Silvia Pesenti)
- The intervention with the child and the creation of a network (Gian Marco Marzocchi and Silvia Pesenti)
- Practical applications for children and adolescents with ADHD (Simone Algisi)
- Multimodal intervention for pupils with specific learning disorders (Elena Tironi)
- Prevention at school: class group workshops (Laura Dentella)
- Experiences and best practices on integrating children with school difficulties (Rita Pasqua and Monica Benicchio)
- Bibliography