ERIC Number: ED422698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Attention Deficit Disorder in School: Teachers, Students and Parents. Partners in Education.
Latham, Patricia H.; Latham, Peter S.
This publication provides an overview of attention deficit disorders (ADD) and the legal rights of students with ADD to educational services under federal legislation. Possible accommodations that schools can make for students with ADD are provided and include: (1) educate teachers and staff concerning the nature of ADD and the proper techniques for interacting with students with ADD; (2) provide structure and reduce distraction in class; (3) simplify and repeat, as necessary, instructions regarding class and homework; (4) give instructions clearly, both orally and in writing; (5) provide frequent and specific feedback from teachers; (6) provide accommodations such as taped textbooks, tape recorders, repetition, time for questions, summaries, study guides, extra time for assignments, course modifications, tailored homework assignments, modified text books and work books, and priority seating in the front of the room; (7) provide test accommodations such as extra time, quiet room, alternative formats, and opportunities to ask questions; (8) provide one-on-one tutorials, classroom aides, note takers, and a services coordinator; (9) modify non-academic times; and (10) use behavioral management techniques and tailor responses to the needs of students with ADD. Possible strategies for students with ADD are also provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Attention Deficit Disorders, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Educational Legislation, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Federal Legislation, Student Rights, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Testing Accommodations
National Center for Law and Learning Disabilities, P.O. Box 368, Cabin John, MD 20818; telephone: 301-469-8308; fax: 301-469-9466.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Law and Learning Disabilities, Cabin John, MD.