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Neihart, Maureen – 2003
This digest summarizes what is known about gifted children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It identifies three subtypes of ADHD, noting both criteria for diagnosis and the subjective determination of what constitutes significant impairment. Discussion of differences in gifted and non-gifted children with ADHD reports findings…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted Disabled
Pledge, Deanna S. – 2002
School counselors are often consultants for parents and teachers on problems that children and adolescents face. Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is one such problem. It is frequently misunderstood, presenting a challenge for parents and teachers alike. The counselor is a resource for initial identification and interventions at home and in the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attention Deficit Disorders, Children, Counselor Role
Taymans, Juliana M.; West, Lynda L. – 2001
This digest discusses how secondary students with learning disabilities or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can investigate postsecondary programs and find the right college to meet their needs. It begins by exploring when students should begin their college planning and the role of transition plans in determining student goals and vision…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Civil Rights, College Bound Students, College Choice
Wasserstein, Jeanette; Wasserstein, Adella; Wolf, Lorraine E. – 2001
This digest examines attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and symptoms of the disability. Pertinent adult problems include: (1) substance abuse, antisocial behaviors, and criminality, all of which can occur in adults with ADHD; (2) poor social skills or deficits in self-awareness are also frequent; (3) occurrence of ADHD with…
Descriptors: Adults, Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Problems, Clinical Diagnosis
Willard-Holt, Colleen – 1999
Gifted students with disabling conditions remain a major group of underserved and understimulated youth. This digest stresses the importance of both accommodating the disability appropriately while recognizing and nurturing the individual's intellectual strengths. Discussion of assessment is followed by a series of lists intended to assist parents…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Attention Deficit Disorders, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA. – 1998
This digest defines attention deficit disorders (ADD), provides the attention span, hyperactivity, and impulsivity criteria for diagnosing ADD, and identifies successful strategies for teachers working with children with ADD. Strategies are provided for: (1) establishing the proper learning environment, including seating students with ADD near the…
Descriptors: Assignments, Attention Deficit Disorders, Attention Span, Behavior Modification
Webb, James T.; Latimer, Diane – 1993
This fact sheet summarizes information on children who have an attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD), are gifted, or are both ADHD and gifted. Fourteen diagnostic criteria for ADHD from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders III are listed. A comparison of behaviors associated with ADHD and with giftedness is…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Attention Span, Behavior Problems, Gifted
Scott, Mary E. – 1987
The term "attention deficit disorder" (ADD) is defined, criteria used by the American Psychiatric Association in diagnosing ADD are listed, and possible causes noted. Remediation needs of children with ADD include attention skills, self-esteem, and social skills. Early diagnosis is important, and teachers and parents need to identify…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Attention Span, Behavior Disorders, Educational Diagnosis