ERIC Number: ED363087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-30
Reference Count: N/A
A Synthesis of Research Literature on the Assessment and Identification of Attention Deficit Disorder. Education of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder.
McKinney, James D.; And Others
This report summarizes activities and findings of a federally funded center at the University of Miami (Florida) which reviewed and disseminated literature on the identification and assessment of children with attention deficit disorders (ADD). The review covers the literature published between 1980 and 1992 and is organized topically. In addition to introduction and background sections, individual sections synthesize the literature on: (1) instruments used to assess ADD; (2) the educational characteristics of children with ADD, subtypes of ADD, and coexistence of ADD with other disorders such as learning disability and conduct disorder; (3) assessment and identification of preschool age children with ADD; (4) issues regarding ethnicity and socioeconomic status in the assessment and identification of children with ADD; and (5) studies of the families of children with ADD. A final chapter identifies limitations of the literature, summarizes the major findings concerning educational variables relevant to assessment, considers concerns about sociodemographic and multicultural issues, and relates findings to educational assessment. Appendices present the synthesis methodology. (Contains references for each chapter.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Diagnostic Tests, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Family Characteristics, Incidence, Learning Disabilities, Preschool Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Background, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL. Center for Research on Attention Deficit Disorder.