ERIC Number: ED466858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Attention Problems: Interventions and Resources. An Introductory Packet.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
This introductory information packet is designed to increase awareness of assessment and treatment of attention problems in children. Included are excerpts from a variety of sources, including government fact sheets and the classification scheme developed by the American Pediatric Association. Symptoms are discussed in terms of degree of severity. Interventions described range from environmental accommodations to behavior management to medication. Because the intent is only to provide a brief overview, also included is a set of references for further reading and a list of agencies that provide information on attention problems and interventions. The information is divided into the following six sections: (1) classifying attention problems and keeping the environment in perspective as a cause for commonly identified psychosocial problems; (2) the broad continuum of attention problems and developmental variations; (3) an overview of some basic resources, including books for children, teens, and parents, agencies and online resources relevant to attention-related problems and disorders, and consultation cadre contacts; (4) interventions for attention problems; (5) resource aids, including the ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education digest Providing an Appropriate Education for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder; and (6) keeping attention problems in broad perspective. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Modification, Clinical Diagnosis, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Hyperactivity, Reference Materials, Resource Materials, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA Dept. of PSychology, PO Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. For full text: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
Note: Support provided by the Office of Adolescent Health of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act).