ERIC Number: ED403705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Secondary School Transition: Planning for Success.
Parents of adolescents with attention deficit disorders are offered suggestions for easing the transition of their teen from elementary to secondary school. Careful scheduling of classes with the guidance counselor to "fit" the individual teen's needs is urged. The importance of ongoing communication with the school concerning class progress, medication effectiveness, and compliance with legal requirements is stressed. As homework is an area in which many issues and concerns arise, specific suggestions are given for helping the teen in: recording assignments and getting the materials home, planning homework time, consistently doing the homework, turning in completed assignments on time, and planning and completing long term projects. Suggestions are also given for helping the teen organize his/her notebook, implementing individualized classroom interventions, and communicating with the teen. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (8th, Chicago, IL, November 14-16, 1996).