ERIC Number: ED346686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing and Serving Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Report to the Seventy-Second Texas Legislature and a Memorandum from the United States Department of Education.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
These guidelines and proposed program for Texas children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were developed by a legislatively mandated multidisciplinary committee. An executive summary notes that 2 to 5 percent of elementary school children meet the diagnostic criteria for ADHD and recommends strategies including: instruction that modifies and clarifies student assignments and restructures the educational environment; consultation services for classroom teachers; professional support for children with behavioral and emotional difficulties; ongoing evaluation of the child's educational needs; services to help the child's family meet the child's needs; and access to other support programs for which the child may be eligible. Recommendations for a statewide program include: establishing a state level coordinator for ADHD programs; supplementing each education service center with a professional staff member to provide local school districts with technical assistance; establishing a district level ADHD facilitator; 6 hours of training for teachers in identification and instructional strategies; and expansion of support services. Appendices include two papers: "Research Paper: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder"; and "Medication Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" (Carol Daniel) and a memorandum from the U.S. Department of Education clarifying policy on serving this population. (76 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Drug Therapy, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Hyperactivity, Incidence, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Development, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education, State Programs, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($2).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas