ERIC Number: ED461817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
ADD and the College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder. Revised Edition.
Quinn, Patricia O., Ed.
This handbook contains practical information and advice to help students with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) transition from high school to college. Part 1 provides an introduction to ADD and includes a questionnaire identifying the characteristics of a person with ADD. Part 2 describes life with ADD. It explains how ADD can affect high school students; what the risks are with alcohol and drug use; how it may affect females differently than males; and provides voices from students who speak out about ADD. Part 3 presents treatments for ADD, including a description of the common medications used. Life style habits for success are presented along with how to work with an ADD coach. Part 4 reviews what is needed to succeed in college, such as choosing the right college, utilizing services at the college, and learning accommodations at college. Part 5 considers the legal rights of students with ADD and reviews some of the commonly asked questions. A list of books, college guides, magazines, and national organizations are included for further information. (JDM)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Attention Deficit Disorders, College Bound Students, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, College Students, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Life Style, Pharmacology, Sex Differences, Special Needs Students, Student Surveys, Success
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.