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ERIC Number: ED351830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Attention Deficit Disorder. NICHCY Briefing Paper.
Fowler, Mary
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)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Community
Language: English
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.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
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.