ERIC Number: ED357577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Streamlined Seminar, v11 n4 Feb 1993
This brief paper summarizes information on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). First it identifies eight common characteristics of this disorder: (1) inattentiveness and distractibility, (2) impulsiveness, (3) hyperactivity, (4) attention-demanding behavior, (5) learning difficulties, (6) coordination difficulties, (7) unacceptable social behavior, and (8) immaturity. Other sections briefly address diagnosis and implications, peer relationships, treating ADHD with medication, treating ADHD with therapy, the use of behavior therapy, the role of educators, and "curing" ADHD. Recommended are multimodal treatment strategies that combine various therapeutic approaches spread over a long term. (Contains 9 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Modification, Clinical Diagnosis, Drug Therapy, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Hyperactivity, Intervention, Student Characteristics, Teacher Role
Educational Projects, National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314 ($2.50; 10 or more, $2 each; Virginia residents add 4.5% sales tax).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.