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ERIC Number: ED477481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.