ERIC Number: ED351830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Attention Deficit Disorder. NICHCY Briefing Paper.
This briefing paper uses a question-and-answer format to provide basic information about children with attention deficit disorder (ADD). Questions address the following concerns: nature and incidence of ADD; causes of ADD; signs of ADD (impulsivity, hyperactivity, disorganization, social skill deficits); the diagnostic ADD assessment; how to get one's child evaluated for ADD; treatment of ADD (education about the disorder, behavior management, medication, and appropriate educational programming); helping to improve the child's self esteem; determining if the ADD child needs special education; the child's legal rights for special education; and locating a support group. Three inserts list the diagnostic criteria for ADD, identify specific strategies for improving the self-esteem of the child with ADD, and summarize a recent policy clarification from the U.S. Department of Education. A selected bibliography lists 12 print materials and 5 relevant organizations. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Attention Deficit Disorders, Definitions, Drug Therapy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Hyperactivity, Incidence, Intervention, Parent School Relationship, Program Development, Self Esteem, Social Support Groups, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Therapy
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.
Note: Drawn from "Maybe You Know My Kid: A Parent's Guide to Identifying, Understanding, and Helping Your Child with ADHD" by Mary Fowler, Birch Lane Press, New York, NY.