ERIC Number: ED344361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Attention Deficit Disorder Study Group. Final Report.
Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Des Moines, IA.
This report seeks to provide an objective review of Iowa's educational services to students with attention deficit disorders (ADD), and to present recommendations for maintaining and enhancing these services. State laws and rules and federal legislation and regulations guiding such students' eligibility for special education programs and services are examined. This examination found a growing recognition of the potential need for special education for at least some individuals with ADD and the need for educational accommodations for probably all of these individuals. In an attached document, "Attention Deficit Disorders in Perspective" by Gretchen Holt and others, a review of the literature is presented, focusing on medical, educational, and psychological information about attention deficit disorder with a particular emphasis on the educational aspects of the disorder. It reviews the relationship of ADD to other disorders, behavior characteristics at home and school, assessment, management and interventions, controversial therapies, and outcomes. Appended to the literature review are diagnostic criteria for attention deficit and related disorders and a list of over 80 references and 9 recommended readings. Recommendations are presented in the three broad categories of policy, research and information, and staff development. Sample recommendations include requiring that information regarding ADD be included as a component of license renewal for school staff, establishing interagency efforts, developing various databases and a clearinghouse, and providing staff development to interagency multidisciplinary teams. (JDD)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Information Dissemination, Information Services, Special Education, Staff Development, State Legislation, State Programs, State Standards
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Des Moines, IA.