ERIC Number: ED370280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
A Systematic Approach to the Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): An Intervention Model.
Faison, Merrilyn W.; Barniskis, Edward A.
This paper presents an intervention model for working with children having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The model provides a methodological approach to treating ADHD through assessing the distractibility level of the child and using interventions in a systematic manner to enhance task completion. Preliminary information lists criteria for an ADHD diagnosis. The model is then explained. It consists of four levels: (1) instructional interventions, (2) behavioral interventions, (3) psychotherapeutic interventions, and (4) medical interventions. A distractibility scale allows the level of task completion of the student to be plotted and the need for the four possible types of intervention to be assessed. The five developmental distractibility levels range from being able to complete the task independently, to requiring various degrees of monitoring and supervision, to nonresponsiveness to treatment. Specific steps for implementing the intervention model are given. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists (25th, Washington, DC, April 13-17, 1993).