These Kids Are Driving Me Crazy is the creation of Richard Lougy, Silvia DeRuvo, and David Rosenthal.
Richard A. Lougy
Richard A. Lougy has been living and working in Sacramento, California, for the last 34 years, where he began his career as a middle school teacher. During that time, he also served as an elementary school counselor and later as a school psychologist. Before retiring in June of 2007, he oversaw mental health services for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in a large metropolitan school district in Northern California. He has a private practice specializing in children with ADHD and related disorders. He has treated and worked with thousands of children with ADHD and their families throughout his career. He has coauthored three books on ADHD, written articles on ADHD in a national newsletter, and regularly presents at state and national conferences.
Richard currently is in private practice specializing in ADHD and related disorder. He is an outside mental health consultant for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs at SETA in Sacramento, California, a clinical supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapist Interns, and provides outside mental health services for the Before and After School Program in the San Juan Unified School District. He lives in Lincoln, California, with his wife Linda.
Presentations on ADHD:
Silvia L. DeRuvo
Silvia DeRuvo is a Senior Program Associate in the WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention. As a Special Education Resources Development Specialist, she is currently involved in the development of materials, resources, training and technical assistance for the Least Restrictive Environment Resources Project on improving outcomes for students with disabilities. She is also assisting with WestEd's Program Improvement work and the development of resources and information briefs with the California Comprehensive Center.
Silvia has extensive experience in special education through work in her own classroom and in many of the local middle schools and high schools as a supervisor for special education and secondary single subject interns. As a university and teacher training instructor, Silvia has had many opportunities to support teachers in the instruction and modeling of effective instructional practices that support the needs of diverse learners.
DeRuvo is a former past President of CARS+ (California Association of Resource Specialists & Special Educators), and has served as the liaison to several state task forces at the California Department of Education including the Partnership Committee on Special Education, the Least Restrictive Environment Task Force, and the Task Force on Recruitment, Preparation, and Retention of Special Education Teachers. She is an instructor for the special education credential programs at California State University, Sacramento, and has taught and supervised interns in credential programs for the San Joaquin County Office of Education, and the Northern California Project Pipeline. She is also a national speaker for the Institute of Educational Development on special education issues.
She is the coauthor of The School Counselor's Guide to ADHD: What to Know and Do to Help Your Students (Corwin Press/2009) and Teaching Young Children With ADHD: Successful Strategies and Practical Interventions for PreK-3, a book on successful classroom strategies for students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) published in 2007 by Corwin Press. See Corwin Press publisher site for more information.
Other Publications Include:
The new model of special education; Navigating the testing maze; Defining highly qualified teachers; What is NCLB; Is there a qualified teacher in the HOUSSE? The Algebra Dilemma; What’s right with special education; Inclusion: More than mainstreaming; Update on the California alternate performance assessment; CAHSEE accommodations for students with learning disabilities; Who should take the alternate assessment?.
DeRuvo received an MA in communicative disorders, and holds credentials in multiple subjects, special education specialist and resource specialist certification from California State University, Fresno.
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Awards and Recognition
David Rosenthal,M.D.,is a child, adolescent,and adult psychiatrist who earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa School of Medicine in 1986 and completed his residency in adult psychiatry and fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center.
He practiced psychiatry in various settings in California for many years and treated thousands of patients with ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders before co-authoring the books: The School Counselor's Guide to ADHD: What to Know and Do to Help Your Students (Corwin Press/2009), ADHD: A Survival Guide for Parents and Teachers (Hope Press/2002), and Teaching Young Children With ADHD: Successful Strategies and Practical Interventions for PreK-3 (Corwin Press/2007).
He has lectured widely on ADHD and mood disorders and is currently in private practice in Boulder, Colorado, where he resides with his wife and son. He also teaches classes in psychopharmacology at the University of Denver.