ERIC Number: ED351826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-26
Reference Count: N/A
Provision of Services to Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. A Vision for Education.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Presented is the report of a Virginia study committee analyzing various policy options on the provision of services to students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The study found that approximately 49,000 Virginia students have an attention deficit disorder, with 24,500 in need of special education services and an additional 24,500 probably in need of regular education classroom modifications or accommodations. Five policy options were identified and analyzed: (1) include ADHD as a separate handicapping condition eligible for special education; (2) include ADHD in the category of "other health impaired"; (3) educate local school districts on their obligation to provide services to some students with ADHD; (4) await direction from the federal government, but inform school division personnel of the characteristics and management of ADHD; and (5) await direction from the federal government. The team's recommendations included: develop a training package for school division personnel; encourage higher education institutions to incorporate information on ADHD into teacher training programs; and revise state regulations to include ADHD in the category of "other health impaired." Also noted are federal policy recommendations issued after the study team's work. Appendices and attachments present fiscal impact statements and state and federal memoranda. (DB)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Eligibility, Federal State Relationship, Hyperactivity, Incidence, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Special Health Problems, State Standards, Student Needs, Teacher Education
Virginia Dept. of Education, Office of Public Affairs--25th Floor, P.O. Box 6-Q, Richmond, VA 23216-2060 (Order No. RFP#91-1, $2.21 including postage).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.