Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Attention-deficit-disordered children -- Counseling of; Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Treatment;
Currently, five percent of America's school-aged children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD), using the DSM-R III (American Psychiatric Association, 1980) classification system. Recognizing the increasing incidence of crack/ cocaine babies in the 1990's, our educators will be faced with growing numbers of behaviorally disordered children (Rist, 1990). Ross and Ross (1982) suggested that like most childhood behavior disorders, ADHD is more common in boys than in girls with sex ratios ranging from 6:1 (Friedman & Doyal, 1987). Brancaleone (1988) concluded that there is extreme difficulty in defining and diagnosing ADHD because children have various dimensions of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsive behaviors. Since many students exhibit some of the behaviors, but are not diagnosed, the researcher in this study selected to use the term, attentional problems as a broader category to describe behaviors typical of these children.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1992 Carole Eslinger
Eslinger, Carole, "The role of the school counselor in assessment and treatment of attentional problem students" (1992). Graduate Research Papers. 2333.