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ERIC Number: EJ903545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
The Kids behind the Label: Understanding ADHD
Knowles, Trudy
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v76 n3 p59-61 Nov 2010
Educators are confronted every day with local, state, and federal mandates; large class sizes; lack of resources; high-stakes tests; and diversity of all kinds. Throw into that mix a youngster with attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and it's no wonder that teachers are frustrated and at a loss for what to do. Professionals define ADHD as a neurological disorder characterized by impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention. Students with ADHD constantly struggle with impulsivity and have difficulty sustaining focus and resisting a desire to get up and move about. How can teachers plan instruction for an entire class when one or more students disrupt the class? How can they help the youngster who can't remember that there is something to remember? How can they get the ADHD student to take books home and bring back homework? Answers lie with those who live with ADHD every day. These "kids behind the label" can tell who they are, how ADHD affects their school, and what would help them succeed. In this article, the author presents some piece of advice from students who actually live with the disorder.
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Language: English
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