ERIC Number: ED291226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity. Second Edition.
Friedman, Ronald J.; Doyal, Guy T.
This book is designed for parents and teachers of children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and hyperactivity. Chapter 1 describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and causes of ADD, its effect on parents and families, inborn temperament characteristics of children with ADD, and tests and rating scales used to diagnose and treat the disorder. The second chapter discusses medical treatment and management, decisions to discontinue medication, possible side effects of medication, and the role of diet and allergies in ADD. Behavior management is covered in chapter 3; the principles underlying behavior change and modification, distinctions between punishment and extinction, and special methods for modifying behavior are addressed. Chapter 4, on educational planning and management, discusses the relationship of learning disabilities and intelligence level to ADD; describes special education procedures; gives two case studies of educational misdiagnosis; and offers advice on goal setting, motivation techniques, and homework. The fifth chapter covers problems at home, including nonpunitive discipline, schedules, and psychotherapy. The future adjustment of children with ADD is discussed in the final chapter. Also included are an extensive reading list, a glossary, names and addresses of professional and parent organizations, a list of commonly used reinforcers, and revised terminology and diagnostic criteria for ADD. (VW)
Descriptors: Allergy, Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Clinical Diagnosis, Dietetics, Discipline, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Family Relationship, Homework, Hyperactivity, Learning Disabilities, Motivation, Outcomes of Treatment, Psychotherapy, Punishment, Reinforcement, Special Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Therapy
"The Interstate Printers and Publishers," P.O. Box 50, Danville, IL 61832 ($6.95, quantity discount available).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
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Audience: Parents; Practitioners
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Note: A Revision of "The Hyperactive Child" (1982).