ERIC Number: ED281331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: 0
High Risk, but Also High Potential: The Plight and the Promise of Children with Attention Deficit Disorders.
Whalen, Carol K.
In a discussion of children with attention deficit disorders (ADD), a nutritional metaphor is applied to make the following four observations: (1) hyperactivity requires multiple interventions; (2) treatment must be individualized; (3) management of ADD is a lifelong endeavor; and (4) evaluation must be multidimensional. Children with ADD are multiproblem children who need multimodal treatments. Studying the interactions between the child and the environment is important, since both the child and the environment can be targets for change. Longitudinal research is needed to examine the differences among hyperactive children who seem to "outgrow" their problems, those who continue to have mild difficulties, and those who have more serious longterm adjustment problems. Children with ADD do have high potential to become fully functional and productive individuals. (JW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Learning Disabilities (Bethesda, MD January 12-13, 1987).