ERIC Number: ED477481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home, 2003.
Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.
Designed for educators and families, this resource discusses attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It includes information that addresses: (1) characteristics of students with ADHD; (2) causes of ADHD; (3) identification of students with ADHD; (4) legal requirements for identification of students with ADHD; (5) components of a comprehensive evaluation, including a behavioral evaluation, educational evaluation, and medical evaluation; (6) treatment options for ADHD, including behavioral approaches, pharmacological approaches, and multimodal approaches; and (7) how ADHD affects school performance. The handbook closes with helpful hints for home and school. Tips include: (1) focus on discrete rewards and consequences of appropriate and inappropriate behavior; (2) set a daily routine; (3) have tangible reminders such as a big clock in the bedroom, a chart for chores, and an assignment pad to record homework; (4) avoid repeating patterns of inappropriate behavior followed by ineffective punishment, administering consequences without prior warning, and responding inconsistently; (5) work on the most difficult concepts early in the day; (6) give directions to one assignment at a time; (7) vary the pace and type of activity to maximize attention; and (8) structure the student's environment to accommodate his or her special needs. (Contains 49 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Modification, Behavior Rating Scales, Child Rearing, Classroom Techniques, Clinical Diagnosis, Disability Identification, Drug Therapy, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Evaluation Methods, Family Environment, Hyperactivity, Medical Evaluation, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.