ERIC Number: ED349716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Children with ADD: A Shared Responsibility. Based on a Report of the Council for Exceptional Children's Task Force on Children with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
This document addresses the educational needs of children with attention deficit disorder (ADD). The document charges the education system as a whole with the responsibility for meeting the educational needs of children with ADD, rather than charging one segment of the education system. Three major perspectives shaping future services are discussed: (1) children with ADD are currently in both general and special education programs; (2) these children are at greater risk of developing learning and/or behavioral problems; and (3) all teachers and administrators should seek information on how to meet the needs of these children. The document notes the prevalence and characteristics of ADD. It recommends a two-tiered process of evaluation, in which the child is diagnosed as having ADD and then the degree to which the child's educational performance is adversely affected is determined. The guide encourages the use of prereferral intervention and teacher assistance teams, multidisciplinary approaches, professional collaboration, frequent parent/professional and professional/professional communication, a positive school climate, and continuing education and staff development. Classroom strategies that help children focus on learning tasks are outlined, along with classroom strategies that accommodate different abilities to maintain attention and keep activity within certain levels. The guide concludes with a list of individual, organizational, and printed resources. (Contains 20 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Classroom Techniques, Cooperation, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Hyperactivity, Incidence, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intervention, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teaching Methods
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (Stock No. P641; $8.90, $6.25 for members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.