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This guide is designed to help ease the educational maze in relation to attention deficit disorder (ADD) and its impact on Utah students. The guide begins with a history of ADD as a medical condition. The report then defines ADD, lists diagnostic criteria, and reviews developments in basic research concerning causes of ADD. A section on special education services for eligible students notes that ADD may not in itself qualify students for special services, but meeting related criteria for behavior disorders, traumatic brain injury, or other health impairments may. A section on educational assessment discusses the importance of multiple methods, multiple evaluators, and multiple settings and describes types of assessment instruments. A section on interventions describes school-based procedures, stimulant medication, and procedures for the home and family to address such behavioral characteristics as reducing impulsivity and decreasing overactivity. A discussion of controversial treatments/interventions and a list of 11 recommendations and conclusions complete the guide. Throughout the text, several "Pointer Boxes" list particular techniques, books, and resource materials that may be helpful. (Contains 50 references.) (JDD)

Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Disability Identification, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Etiology, Intervention, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)

Autor: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.


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