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ERIC Number: ED346686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Pages: 73
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($2).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas