ERIC Number: ED343294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Attention Deficit Disorders: A Guide for Teachers [and] The ADD/ADHD Student and Homework.
Sullivan, Jeanne E.
This document contains two brief guides intended to provide teachers and parents with basic information and practical help in working with children with attention deficit disorders. In the first guide, attention deficit disorder is defined and the subtypes of undifferentiated attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are differentiated. Fourteen characteristics of ADHD are listed. Multidisciplinary evaluation is recommended for diagnosis and five frequently used rating scales listed. Two support organizations are identified. The second guide examines the ADD/ADHD student and homework. It covers these students' areas of difficulty, needs (e.g., more frequent feedback or consequences), considerations for teachers (such as the provision of feedback as soon as possible), suggestions for parents (e.g., parental supervision of homework), and some general homework suggestions (including ensuring that homework has a clear purpose). (13 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Classroom Techniques, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Handicap Identification, Homework, Hyperactivity, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intervention, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A