ERIC Number: ED329061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Children with Attention Disorders in School: A Descriptive Guide for Parents and Teachers.
This monograph presents a brief guide to definitions, diagnosis, and treatment of attention deficit disorders (ADD) in children. Attention deficit disorder is defined and its relationship to hyperactivity explained. A chart summarizes four types of ADD (hyperactive/impulsive/aggressive, mixed, inattentive/passive, and pseudo ADD) in terms of characteristics, causes, school problems, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Diagnosis and etiology are then addressed. Multimodal treatment of ADD is recommended involving educational, counseling, medical, and parent training components. Thirteen strategies are offered to help the ADD student. These include: simplify directions; modify the task; structure the child's space; communicate closely with parents; place the child in a highly structured classroom; personalize goals for the inattentive child; establish a secret signal to remind the child to return to the task; implement individual coaching; and have the child eat high protein breakfasts. Attached are a sample form for recording a 2-week high protein breakfast trial, a fact sheet on attention disorders, and a daily report card and reinforcement form. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related document, see EC 300 054.