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This 12 page paper explores attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The differences between the two conditions are discussed as are the overuse of medication and the needless labeling of children. The writer takes the position that labeling helps teachers and parents, not the child. Labeling also leads to medication, again not always in the best interest of the child. Statistics regarding the numbers of children diagnosed as ADD/ADHD are provided as are the criteria for diagnosis. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

ADD/ADHD: Instructional Strategies Correlated With Student Achievement And Performance

12 pages in length. The writer utilizes information from seven different journals to address the ways in which ADD and ADHD children can effectively overcome the academic barriers inherent to their condition. Bibliography lists 7 sources.


A 6 page paper plus 1 page outline providing a general overview of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. At least 5% of children ages 5 - 11 are diagnosed as ADD/ADHD. Essay includes a general introduction, symptoms, etiology and treatment. Information regarding most recent theories on neurobiological and genetic influences are also discussed. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Correlations Between Age And ADHD

This 5 page report discusses the connection between age and incidents of ATHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Recent research has shown that not enough clear information has been received as related to age factors in ADHD and that, far too often, assumptions about the disorder are made based on the age of the child. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

ADHD and Ritalin

An 11 page paper discussing the condition known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the use of Ritalin in treatment. ADHD is a very common problem today, thought he cause is of yet unknown. A section describing the condition is included followed by a section discussing Ritalin, which is the most common drug used for this condition. An additional section discussing the possible problems with Ritalin is also included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Proposal For Researching The Effects of Ritalin On Children With ADHD

A 6 page proposal for research into the effects of ritalin. Ritalin has been used for more than 25 years, apparently without long-lasting effects. Some researchers claim that it does indeed have long-term effects, though they are not fully understood. This paper proposes a longitudinal survey research lasting five years in order to formulate some valid conclusions about the long-term effects of ritalin. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Coping With ADHD

A 10 page research paper on Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) which is the mostly frequently diagnosed childhood behavior disorder. Currently, 600,000 school-age children are on medication for ADHD whose symptoms can cause trouble both academically and socially. The writer's main focus in this paper is on how it impacts the family and the early school years. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Assessment and Diagnostic Issues / ADD, ADHD & LD

A 4 page paper that provides an overview of ADD [attention deficit disorder], ADHD [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder] with LD [learning disorder], emphasizing the assessment and diagnostic issues involved. Implications for the classroom are also discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Diagnosis And Overdiagnosis Of ADD/ADHD

This 30 page paper discuses numerous issues surrounding the condition known as attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADD/ADHD. The writer argues the condition is overdiagnosed and that drugs are overprescribed. Specific topics include: a history of ADD/ADHD; incidence and prevalence; etiology and diagnosis, including the DSM-IV list of behavioral indicators; cultural factors; reasons for overdiagnosis including media, schools, parents; the effects of the label and of the medication; and alternative treatment approaches. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

Characteristics of and Interventions for ADHD

A 25 page paper discussing the three general characteristics of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity, drug therapy, drug alternatives, drug-free alternatives and types of behavior modification approaches that have seen success. Increasing numbers of children are being diagnosed with Attention Disorder Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), so many in fact that there are those claiming that ADHD is being grossly overdiagnosed and that it surely does not exist in the proportions that psychologists, health care professionals and even the lay press claim. The response of those involved is that the condition is so pervasive and varied that its many forms and degrees are just now being understood. An ongoing joint study by NIMH and the US Department of Education is assessing the effects of combining drug therapy with behavior modification. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

ADD/ADHD: Differences Between Boys And Girls

A 7 page paper about the condition known as ADD/ADHD. Following an introduction about ADD/ADHD which provides statistics regarding incidence of this condition, the writer focuses on the differences between girls and boys with ADD/ADHD. The general consensus is that girls are often overlooked because they do not cause the same level of disruption as do boys. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

ADD/ADHD Students And Music Education: A Study Proposal

This 10 page paper discusses a study proposal to investigate if ADD/ADHD high school students have less difficulty learning music than they do learning other subject areas. The proposal includes and introduction, hypothesis, literature review, method, and conclusion. There is a dearth of information on this topic and yet given the proven benefits of music and the overwhelming amount of research on ADD/ADHD, it is surprising to find so little in the literature that addresses this topic. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

ADD/ADHD And Music Education: Review Of Articles

This 5 page essay reviews two journal articles, one that demonstrates that there is a strong biological foundation for music and the other reports the effects of massage therapy on high school ADHD students. The writer then draws a link between the two articles. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Adolescent

In 9 pages, the author discusses ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) and the adolescent; how it affects them, treatments, assessments, and other related information. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Treatment Options for ADHD

This five-page-paper presents a lively discussion on the treatment options available for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Medication, behavior modification and diet options are all explored. Bibliography lists three sources.

Teachers, Administrators and ADHD:

This seven-page-paper presents an overview of the way teachers and administrators assist and accommodate a student with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). It opens with a discussion about the disorder itself and the federal protections that are in place for the students who have it. It then moves into the accommodations that are available for those students and the general attitude of teachers about students with the disorder. Bibliography lists eight sources.

Behavioral Interventions in ADHD and Aggressive Children

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the basic behavioral interventions that can be used for children with ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and for children who display significant aggressive behaviors. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

ADHD: Journal Article Reviews

8 pages in length. The writer offers a brief overview of five separate journal articles on ADHD. No additional sources cited.

Knowledge Of Results Feedback & ADHD Students: A Proposal

A 20 page paper. This paper is a proposal for a research study. The research questions address the effects of knowledge of results and elaborated feedback on ADHD students' math achievement. Sections include: introduction; statement of the problem; hypotheses; definitions; review of the literature; participants; materials; procedures; analyses; expected results; limitations and projected budget to complete the study. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Advertising an ADHD Drug

A 5 page paper criticizing an advertisement appearing in a national publication and offering an alternative approach. Drug advertising is more demanding than that for other products, and that advocating the use of drugs to manage ADHD is even more sensitive than others. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD is neither a rare or new disorder. This 5 page paper provides an overview of the disorder, its symptoms, prevalence and treatment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A Mothers Perspective on ADHD

This 11 page paper considers the concerns of a mother who has just been told her child has been diagnosed as suffering form ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder). The paper is written in the form of a letter addressed to her own mother, in which she discusses her concerns and information she has discovered about the condition, its symptoms, causes and treatments. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

Positive Reinforcement For ADHD Students

This 15 page paper discusses the question: Is positive reinforcement affective with students identified as ADHD? The writer provides an introduction that includes the numbers of children identified with ADD/ADHD and then, enters into a comprehensive discussion of behavior management, including the effects of positive reinforcement. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

An Examination Of Treatments For ADHD: Behavioral Therapy For Scholastic Improvement

11 pages in length. The writer provides a literature review of behavioral therapy approaches for scholastic improvement in ADHD students. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

ADHD: Target Behavior Intervention Plan

5 pages in length. Target child is a 10-year-old female in fifth grade whose ability to retain lesson material is both fleeting and sporadic. Her attention span equates to that of a two-year-old, and her capacity for processing age-related complex assignments are met with considerable frustration and anger. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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