ERIC Number: EJ534136
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders in Primary Grades: Inappropriate Placement in the Learning Disability Category.
Lopez, Maria F.; And Others
Education and Treatment of Children, v19 n3 p286-99 Aug 1996
Analysis of 150 students (grades 2 through 4) referred to School Study Teams found 43 were classified with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and 12 with emotional/behavioral disorders, but most of these students were placed in learning disability programs. Differences in student achievement, intelligence, and social skills for the three categories are discussed, along with schools' reluctance to classify children as emotionally disturbed. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Classification, Disability Identification, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Education, Eligibility, Emotional Disturbances, Hyperactivity, Intelligence, Interpersonal Competence, Labeling (of Persons), Learning Disabilities, Referral, Student Characteristics, Student Placement
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth.