ERIC Number: ED388031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Desorden Deficitario de la Atencion. Segunda Edicion. NICHCY Briefing Paper [and] El Desorden Deficitario de la Atencion: Una Bibliografia de Materiales en Ingles y Espanol (Attention Deficit Disorder. Second Edition. NICHCY Briefing Paper [and] Attention Deficit Disorder: A Bibliography of Materials in English and Spanish).
This briefing paper uses a question-and-answer format to provide basic information about children with attention deficit disorder (ADD). Questions address the following concerns: nature and incidence of ADD; causes of ADD; signs of ADD (impulsivity, hyperactivity, disorganization, social skill deficits); the diagnostic ADD assessment; how to acquire an evaluation for a potential ADD child; treatment of ADD (behavior management, medication, and appropriate educational programming); helping to improve the child's self esteem; determining if the ADD child needs special education; the child's legal rights for special education; and locating a support group. The paper also lists the diagnostic criteria for ADD and suggests ways to work with the educational system to obtain an effective education for the child. Contains a list of seven references and six organizational resources. An attached bibliography lists three publications for families, five for educators, four concerning behavior management, and seven concerning special education. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: For the English version of the Briefing Paper, see ED 351 830.