ERIC Number: EJ961866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Reference Count: 13
Current Issues in Eligibility Decisions for Students with ADHD: What the Courts Say
Martin, Stacy D.; Zirkel, Perry A.
Communique, v40 n4 p26-27 Dec 2011
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may experience educational difficulties that warrant an evaluation to determine whether they are eligible to receive services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). As with any disorder, legal disputes about eligibility sometimes arise between parents and school districts. Based on a recent systematic study of court decisions about eligibility for students with ADHD, the case scenario and discussion presented in this paper highlights selected recurring issues that are of practical significance for school psychologists.
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Eligibility, School Psychologists, School Psychology, Needs Assessment, Psychological Services, Psychiatric Services, Mental Health Programs, Accessibility (for Disabled), Performance Factors, Educational Diagnosis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act