ERIC Number: ED370319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
A Primer on Attention Deficit Disorder. Fastback 354.
Fouse, Beth; Brians, Suzanne
This pamphlet explains briefly what is known about attention deficit disorders (ADD), to help parents and educators have a more positive influence on the ADD child's life. It begins with definitions of terminology; characteristics of preschool, school-age, and adult individuals with ADD; and causes of ADD. It discusses special problems associated with ADD, including academic problems, behavior difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, and self-esteem difficulties. Strategies effective in managing ADD are outlined, including medical management, behavioral strategies, cognitive-behavioral therapy, modifications in assignments and tests, and instruction in learning strategies. The pamphlet concludes that with appropriate management and treatment during the formative years, the individual with ADD can live a normal and productive life, and that it behooves educators to realize the important facilitative roles they serve in the overall treatment plan of children and adolescents with ADD. The pamphlet concludes with a list of 14 resources for educators, 8 resources for students, 9 resources for parents, and 8 parent support groups and organizations. (Contains 23 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Adults, Attention Deficit Disorders, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Intervention, Preschool Education, Student Characteristics, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 ($1.25; Phi Delta Kappa members, $1).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: This fastback is sponsored by the Rose City Texas Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.