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ERIC Number: EJ852038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Classroom Interventions: Methods to Improve Academic Performance and Classroom Behavior for Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Reiber, Christopher; McLaughlin, T. F.
International Journal of Special Education, v19 n1 p1-13 2004
Behavior management techniques are essential components of any treatment method for students with ADHD. Further, they appear to be the only line of treatment to which school personnel have direct access. Research has suggested that nearly all educators employ some form of behavioral modification techniques in their classroom. This paper will explore a variety of classroom interventions to assist teachers to work successfully with children with ADHD. These include: classroom structure, teaching modifications, peer interventions, token economies and self-management. The interventions reviewed were presented on a continuum from the least basic modifications needed in the classroom to those in which more time and resources are involved. All the strategies reviewed were evidence based. Also included in the paper is an interview of a general education instructor and a review of the strategies he employs in his classroom.
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Special Needs Students, Behavior Modification, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Peer Relationship, Peer Influence, Teacher Influence, Token Economy, Self Control, General Education, Elementary School Teachers
International Journal of Special Education. 2889 Highbury Street, Vancouver, BC V6R 3T7, Canada. Web site: http://www.internationaljournalofspecialeducation.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A