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ERIC Number: EJ1144543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 67
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
Helping Children with Attentional Challenges in a Montessori Classroom: The Role of the Physician
Murphy-Ryan, Maureen
NAMTA Journal, v42 n2 p355-423 Spr 2017
Maureen Murphy-Ryan offers a clinical look at attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Her thorough definition of ADHD and the diagnoses that may occur simultaneously offer teachers an awareness of what this could look like in a classroom. However, it is only with professional medical input that a true diagnosis can be made and appropriate interventions can be put in place. Behavioral interventions are outlined, as well as the extremely sensitive issue of medication. By partnering these support systems with the Montessori environment and creating a conversation that includes the needs of the child and family, there is a greater chance to successfully help children find their focus. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Finding the Hook: Montessori Strategies to Support Concentration," October 6-9, 2016, in Columbia, MD.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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