ERIC Number: ED444328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Students Who Learn Differently.
van Alsenoy, Susan
This paper on students who learn differently, primarily students with specific learning disabilities or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/HD), examines the topic in the context of American families living abroad based on a review of the literature and a survey of member clubs of the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas. Background information covers topics such as the nature of ADD/HD, symptoms of special learning problems, factors that might complicate recognition, why students learn differently, consequences of ignoring the fact that students learn differently, and student evaluation. Special considerations for internationally mobile families are organized into suggestions for before and after the move and anytime. Schooling suggestions cover international schools, host country or national schools, choosing a school, techniques for teachers, the computer as a teaching aid, continuing education for teachers, and tips for college-bound students. The paper also provides an extensive bibliography and list of resource materials including books, computer programs, tapes, Web sites, and useful addresses. Also included are eight attachments such as the survey questionnaire, a list of famous people with attention deficit disorders and learning disabilities, a brochure of advice for parents, organizational materials, and a report detailing the findings of a follow-up survey. (Contains approximately 50 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Dependents, Disability Identification, Family Involvement, Family Mobility, Foreign Countries, Hyperactivity, International Schools, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Overseas Employment, Questionnaires, Schools, Student Needs, Surveys
Educational Support Committee of the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas, Grote Stoppelbergen 5, B-2040 Zandvliet, Belgium. For full text: http://www.studentswholearn.fawco.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas, Zandvliet (Belgium).