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ERIC Number: ED385987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Teaching High School Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Self Advocacy Skills and Strategies for Coping with Their Disability in School.
Carpenter, Trudy
This practicum provided a 12-week group instruction program which was designed to enable 8 high school students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to gain knowledge about ADHD, implement strategies for coping with the disorder, and employ self-advocacy skills. The program involved administration of an ADHD measure prior to and following the intervention; administration of a learning strategies inventory; development of a list of classroom modifications which students discussed with their teachers; development of goal attainment sheets; selection of instructional materials; and interviews with individual students, parents, and 16 teachers. Data analysis indicated that students: (1) increased understanding of their ADHD; (2) increased understanding of individual learning styles; (3) gained strategies to self-advocacy; and (4) selected modifications to address individual learning styles. It was concluded, however, that high school students need more than a 12-week group program to learn self-advocacy skills and strategies for coping with the disorder. Three appendices provide the goal contract used, a classroom modification checklist, and the ADHD pre/post-test. (Contains 20 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.