ERIC Number: ED422699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Attention Deficit Disorder in College: Faculty and Students. Partners in Education.
Latham, Patricia H.; Latham, Peter S.
This publication provides an overview of attention deficit disorders (ADD) and the legal rights of college students with ADD. Possible accommodations that schools can make for students with ADD are provided and include: (1) provide structure and reduce distraction in class; (2) simplify and repeat instructions, as necessary, both orally and in writing; (3) give frequent and specific feedback from faculty and disability services staff; (4) provide accommodations such as priority registration, reduced course loads, taped textbooks, tape recorders, course modifications, tailored assignments, modified text books, priority seating in the front of the room, study guides, and summaries of important points; (5) provide test accommodations such as extra time, quiet room, alternative formats, and opportunities to seek clarification; (6) allow course substitutions to fulfill certain requirements, e.g., for foreign language and mathematics; (7) offer as electives alternative learning style courses; (8) educate the student regarding ADD, coping strategies, and advocacy techniques; (9) encourage the use of support groups, counselors and advisors to assist with academic, career and other issues; and (10) review rules and expectations and use behavioral management techniques as needed. Possible strategies for students with ADD are provided and a list of organizational resources is included. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Attention Deficit Disorders, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, College Role, College Students, Educational Legislation, Educational Strategies, Etiology, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Student Rights, 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.