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ERIC Number: ED369632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ADHD Training Modules for Rural Health Care Providers, Educators and Parents.
Woodrum, D. T.; And Others
Teachers, psychologists, medical personnel, and parents need to work together with a common base of knowledge to provide appropriate services to children with attention deficit disorder (ADD). The history of ADD symptoms begins in the late 19th century but the term ADD was not coined until 1980. Since that time, definitions and terms have undergone revision. In West Virginia, the medical and educational training that is needed is difficult to deliver during half of the year because of mountains and winter weather. Training packages that are representative of the necessary interdisciplinary focus must be developed and refined in module format. These modules could be used in any existing network in rural areas. Three examples of such modules are presented. Module 1, Definition, Diagnosis, and Medication, clarifies the physician's role in the assessment process and explains the diagnostic criteria and medication that physicians use in diagnosing and treating ADD. Module 2, Education, includes sections on implications for education, assessment, service delivery, and intervention. It also provides the educator, parent, and medical caregiver with information to bridge the communication gap that presently exists among these parties. Module 3, Home, consists of implications for the home, intervention, and coping strategies for parents. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia