by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.
ADHD: What Do We Know?
A video introduction for professionals and families to ADHD and a variety of techniques for managing it. Covering all the basic issues surrounding ADHD, this program is highly instructive viewing for all school professionals who come into contact with children who suffer from the disorder. Viewers will hear directly from Russell A. Barkley, a noted authority on the topic, as he outlines the causes and prevalence of ADHD, ways children with ADHD behave, other conditions that may accompany ADHD, and long-term prospects for children with ADHD. Teachers will learn what to look for when they suspect a student may be suffering from the disorder, and will gain a better understanding of these children, their parents, and a disorder commonly encountered in the classroom. Perfect for teacher in-service training, support groups or group therapy. Includes a Leader’s Guide and a program manual. 36 min.
ADHD: What Can We Do?
With an emphasis on the value of parent groups for education and support, Russell A. Barkley clearly describes behavior modification techniques such as home-token systems and time-out strategies. The video format allows the audience to see the techniques in action. Viewers learn the importance of positive reinforcement for good behavior, reducing the length of assigned work, emphasizing problem solving, externalizing rules, anticipating problems before changing activities, and parent training. Includes a Leader’s Guide and a program manual.37 min.
The Leader’s Guides
The accompanying 31-page manuals provide additional details on the specific topics covered in each video. A valuable resource in their own right, the manuals can be used both to review information from the video and as a reference on the disorder. Also featured is a list of suggested readings including professional texts and books for parents and teachers.
About the author
Russell A. Barkley, PhD, is Research Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University at Syracuse. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Barkley has published 15 books, more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters, and 7 videos on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related disorders, including childhood defiance. He is also the editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, he is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association, and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.
“Can successfully be used for teacher inservice training, support groups, or group therapy….This is a well-produced video that sheds light on a disorder often misdiagnosed and frequently ignored.”
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“The easy flow between Barkley’s comments, clips of patients, and interchanges with parents and teachers makes for an engaging viewing experience…Barkley has taken his considerable knowledge regarding ADHD and condensed it into an engaging, informative primer on ADHD that is targeted for nonprofessional audiences. Furthermore, his fine blend of professionalism and personal charm make him a shoo-in for this medium.”
“The information here will promote compassion and enlightened treatment and help insure successful, happy, productive lives for those with ADHD”