ERIC Number: ED466921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
How To Cope with the Frustrations of Having a Child with AD/HD.
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, Marion.
This guide is designed to assist parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It begins by explaining the neurological basis for ADHD and provides the diagnostic criteria for ADHD. Conditions that may occur with ADHD are listed and the importance of nutrition is stressed. The following section focuses on special education services and provides information on student evaluation and eligibility for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Eligibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is also reviewed. Components of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) are explained, along with examples of good IEP goals and objectives. The guide addresses medications that a child with ADHD may take and some common side effects. The following sections of the guide discuss parental responsibility, functional behavioral assessments, intervention-based assessments, and sample interventions that can be used by teachers and can be written into the IEP or Section 504 plan. Sample letters are given for requesting an initial evaluation, requesting an independent educational evaluation, letting the school know you are not choosing from their list of independent evaluators, requesting prior written notice, and requesting a functional behavioral assessment. (Contains 18 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Attention Deficit Disorders, Child Advocacy, Classroom Techniques, Coping, Drug Therapy, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Hyperactivity, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Education, Parent School Relationship, Services, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Rights, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 165 W. Center St., Ste. 302, Marion OH 43302-3741 ($10). Tel: 800-374-2806 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, Marion.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)