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ERIC Number: EJ948664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1752
Understanding and Working with Attention Deficit Disorder Students
Buttery, Thomas J.
SRATE Journal, v18 n1 p7-15 Win 2008-2009
From a holistic perspective the term attention refers to a student's capacity to focus, direct and sustain their attention on a particular stimulus within their environment for a significant period of time. The development of students' attention spans develops progressively from the time they enter school. From the beginning some students have more innate ability to pay attention than their peers. One may think of attention capacity as running from high to low with all learners falling somewhere along the continuum. Different issues hold varying levels of interest for students, and their attention spans will vary accordingly. Unfortunately, for some students the development of their attention does not progress normally. These students frequently need education accommodations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A