ERIC Number: ED470600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
ADD and ADHD: An Overview for School Counselors. ERIC Digest.
Pledge, Deanna S.
School counselors are often consultants for parents and teachers on problems that children and adolescents face. Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is one such problem. It is frequently misunderstood, presenting a challenge for parents and teachers alike. The counselor is a resource for initial identification and interventions at home and in the classroom. The counselor must have at least a working knowledge of typical symptoms and likely responses to environmental demands in order to be an effective resource on attention deficit. This digest reviews the etiology of ADD, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment options, and interventions including counseling, consultation, and support. (Contains 11 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attention Deficit Disorders, Children, Counselor Role, Hyperactivity, Intervention, School Counseling, School Counselors
ERIC Counseling and Student Services Clearinghouse, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 201 Ferguson Building, P.O. Box 26171, Greensboro, NC 27402-6171. Tel: 336-334-4114; Tel: 800-414-9769 (Toll Free); Fax: 336-334-4116; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://ericcass.uncg.edu.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.