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Keywords

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder--Treatment;

Abstract

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a disorder affecting between 3 and 5 percent of school-age children, manifests as a combination of three core skill deficits: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The deficits have been found to present children with many difficulties in both home and school settings. Thus, comprehensive treatment for individuals with ADHD is of paramount importance to their development and their academic and social experiences. The content of this paper is comprised of a review of the recent research that has been published regarding the three major theoretical orientations of ADHD interventions (pharmacological, behavioral, and multimodal treatment). All of the treatment methods are discussed in terms of specific advantages and disadvantages, examples for implementation, and implications for the child, the family, and the school.

Year of Submission

1997

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Donald W. Schmits

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Date Original

1997

Object Description

1 PDF file (84 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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