ERIC Number: ED418516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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The Principal's Guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
McEwan, Elaine K.
This guide is intended to provide practical information for principals concerning students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Chapter 1 provides an overview of ADHD, describing the range of symptoms and answering commonly asked questions. Chapter 2 discusses the legalities of ADHD, including special education laws and the options available for providing services to students with ADHD. Chapter 3 is on evaluation of students for ADHD and provides more than 20 forms and checklists to guide the process. Chapter 4 points out possible treatment options, describes the most commonly prescribed medications, and evaluates alternative types of treatment. Chapter 5 focuses on ways to work effectively with classroom teachers by providing instructional strategies, interventions, and accommodations for use with students with ADHD. Chapter 6 offers suggestions for working with the parents of students with ADHD. Ten appendices provide a list of family biographies, a list of organizations and resources, a U.S. Department of Education policy statement, facts about Section 504 coverage of children with attention deficit disorders, a position statement of the Office of Civil Rights on ADHD, instructions for behavior observation, a list of strategies and techniques to enhance middle and high school classroom instruction for students with ADHD, a statement on parents' rights, suggestions for home interventions, and a sample school board policy regarding accommodation of individuals with disabilities. (A bibliography contains approximately 150 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Attention Deficit Disorders, Compliance (Legal), Drug Therapy, Educational Legislation, Evaluation, Hyperactivity, Intervention, Measures (Individuals), Parent School Relationship, Principals, Student Characteristics, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teacher Administrator Relationship, Therapy
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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