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ERIC Number: EJ902015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Classwide Interventions for Students with ADHD: A Summary of Teacher Options Beneficial for the Whole Class
Harlacher, Jason E.; Roberts, Nicole E.; Merrell, Kenneth W.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v39 n2 p6-12 Nov-Dec 2006
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. The presence of ADHD is associated with behavioral and academic difficulties within a classroom setting. With a prevalence rate of 3% to 5%, teachers will undoubtedly come in contact with a student with ADHD at one point or another. Therefore, it would behoove teachers to be aware of effective interventions that help alleviate some of the difficulties students with ADHD may present. Classwide interventions (i.e., interventions used with the entire classroom) that target students with ADHD may be a plausible alternative to the highly individualized interventions typically recommended for students with ADHD. This article summarizes some effective classwide interventions for ADHD to allow teachers to select from a menu of options. For each intervention discussed, the critical features of the intervention are described, its associated behavioral and academics benefits summarized, and the authors' interpretation of the advantages and disadvantages of its use are presented. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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