ERIC Number: ED416593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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Zipper, The Kid with ADHD.
This children's novel tells the story of Zachary (nicknamed Zipper), a fifth-grader who has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The boy has trouble concentrating and controlling himself until a retired jazz musician recognizes his talent, believes in him, and gives him the motivation to start trying to do better. An appendix provides students with basic information on ADHD and suggestions for how those with ADHD can successfully manage school and social relationships. (DB)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Case Studies, Childrens Literature, Gifted Disabled, Grade 5, Hyperactivity, Individual Development, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Novels, Self Concept, Self Management, Student Motivation, Talent
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Publication Type: Books; Creative Works
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