ERIC Number: ED420937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
ADD Special Projects Grant. Final Report.
Wortham, Jocelyn F.
The purpose of this five-year project was to prepare administrators, general and special education teachers, and parents to meet the needs of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). The project developed five self-instructional ADHD inservice preparation manuals for national and state dissemination and implemented an ADHD inservice education program for general educators, special educators, administrators, and parents of children with ADHD across Alabama. Persons who completed the inservice education program returned to their respective school systems to facilitate inservice education with their colleagues and parents of children with ADHD. Incorporated into the project was a component that ensured that the inservice education preparation manuals will continuously reflect ongoing research and education best practices in their area. Specifically, the five inservice manuals were developed in the following areas: (1) general ADHD knowledge base; (2) medical issues related to children with ADHD; (3) legal issues related to ADHD; (4) school-based assessment of children with ADHD; and (5) educational interventions for children with ADHD. Appendices include a list of project staff, the original 14 school sites involved in the project, an evaluation flow chart and activities, questionnaires and pre-tests, state and national dissemination activities, and the 13 additional school sites. (CR)
Descriptors: Administrators, Attention Deficit Disorders, Educational Strategies, Hyperactivity, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Legal Responsibility, Parent Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Student Evaluation, Training Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., Tuscaloosa.