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ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


IDENTIFYING AND TREATING ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER: A RESOURCE FOR SCHOOL AND HOME
This guide is the first in a series of three publications that address issues related to the instruction of children with ADHD. The two additional guides are A Resource Directory for ADHD and Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices. Teachers and others are encouraged to consult these publications and to use them in conjunction with Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
What is hyperactivity disorder?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity).

ADHD Parents Medication Guide
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral condition characterized by
excessive restlessness, inattention, distraction, and impulsivity. It is usually first identified when
children are school-aged, although it also can be diagnosed in people of all age groups. In an
average classroom of 30 children, research suggests that at least one will have ADHD.

National Resource Center on ADHD: A program of CHADD
Although individuals with this disorder can be very successful in life, without identification and proper treatment, AD/HD may have serious consequences, including school failure, family stress and disruption, depression, problems with relationships, substance abuse, delinquency, risk for accidental injuries and job failure. Early identification and treatment are extremely important.

Teaching students with ADD/ADHD
Students who exhibit ADD/ADHD’s hallmark symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and
impulsivity can be frustrating. You know the brainpower is there, but they just can’t seem to
focus on the material you’re working hard to deliver.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
by Mary Fowler
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities.

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