ERIC Number: ED469852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. NICHCY Briefing Paper. 3rd Edition.
This briefing paper uses a question-and-answer format to provide basic information about children and adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). It is intended to help parents, teachers, and others interested in AD/HD know what to look for, what to do, and how to get help. Questions address the following concerns: nature and incidence of ADD; causes of ADD; signs of ADD (inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, hyperactivity, disorganization, and disinhibition); the diagnostic AD/HD assessment; how to get one's child evaluated for AD/HD; treatment of AD/HD (education about the disorder, behavior management, medication, and appropriate educational programming); determining if special education will help a child with AD/HD; determining the eligibility of a child for special education services; the child's legal rights for special education; what teachers can do to help a child with AD/HD (includes tips for adapting curriculum and instruction, providing supports to promote executive function, using memory boosters, and using attention getters and keepers), and locating a support group. Four inserts list disorders that co-occur with AD/HD, discuss early intervention services, list ways to improve life in general, and list teaching strategies. A selected bibliography lists 12 references, 4 relevant organizations, and 27 books and videos. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Modification, Clinical Diagnosis, Definitions, Drug Therapy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Etiology, Hyperactivity, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013. For full text: http://www.nichy.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.
Note: See ED 351 830 for earlier (1991) edition.