ERIC Number: ED385082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Understanding Attention Deficit Disorders.
Villegas, Orlando; And Others
This booklet provides basic information regarding attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), in their separate modalities, with hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. Explanations are offered concerning short attention span, impulsive behavior, hyperactivity, and beginning new activities before completing the previous one. Theories regarding the causes of ADHD are noted, and it is claimed that children with ADHD do not outgrow it. Some of the symptoms are modified by age, but attentional problems, impulsive tendencies, and social adjustment difficulties usually stay. An overview of the diagnostic process is provided, including intellectual and neurological evaluations. Two treatment approaches that have had the most effective results are considered: behavior/cognitive interventions (providing consistency, single directions, rule enforcement, and clear directions) and medication. (SW)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Disability Identification, Drug Therapy, Hyperactivity, Intervention, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Oakland Schools, Psychology and Learning Clinic, 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48328-2735 (1-5 copies, $3 each; 6-10 copies, $2.50 each; 11 or more copies, $1.75 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oakland County Schools, Pontiac, MI. Div. of Special Education.