- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ASHA
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition seen primarily
in the school-aged population that affects one' s ability to maintain attention. Historically,
other terms have been used for this disorder (minimal brain damage, minimal brain
dysfunction, hyperactive, hyperkinetic), but these terms have changed as knowledge of the
problem has increased.
(Added: Tue Jul 10 2001)
- Classroom Strategies for Working With a Child With ADHD
This article is from the British Columbia Ministry of Education. If you suspect a student in your class may have AD/HD but s/he has not been diagnosed, consider:
Eliminating causal factors such as poor attendance, failure to understand instructions, under-stimulating environments, frequent family relocation, visual/hearing impairments and cultural deprivation. These may be contributing factors in delayed or poor learning habits and should be addressed in consultation with team members. Click on the link above to read more.
(Added: Sun May 27 2001)
- Definition of ADHD
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is a neurobiological disorder. Typically children with AD/HD have developmentally inappropriate behavior, including poor attention skills, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. These characteristics arise in early childhood, typically before age 7, are chronic, and last at least 6 months. Children with AD/HD may also experience problems in the areas of social skills and self esteem. (NICHCY Fact Sheet Number 19 (FS19), 1999).
(Added: Wed Jul 25 2001)