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Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home

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Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home

What Causes ADHD?

How Do We Identify ADHD?

Legal Requirements for Identification of and Educational Services for Children With ADHD

Educational Evaluation

Medical Evaluation

What Are the Treatment Options?

Behavioral Approaches

Pharmacological Approaches

Multimodal Approaches

How Does ADHD Affect School Performance?

Helpful Hints

Tips for Home

Tips for School

References

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Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:
A Resource for School and Home

2008

This report was produced under U.S. Department of Education Contract No. HS97017002 with the American Institutes for Research. Kelly Henderson served as technical representative for this project.

U.S. Department of Education
Margaret Spellings
Secretary

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Tracy R. Justesen
Assistant Secretary

Office of Special Education Programs
William W. Knudsen
Acting Director

Research to Practice Division
Bill Wolf
Acting Director

First printed: February 2004
Reprinted: September 2005, September 2006, August 2008

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