Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 8, you should be able to:

  • Define attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Describe the historical evolution of the concept of ADHD.
  • List possible etiological factors associated with ADHD.
  • Identify learning characteristics and social-emotional issues typical of persons with ADHD.
  • Explain how ADHD is diagnosed.
  • Discuss instructional and environmental modifications typically used with pupils who have ADHD.
  • Describe the role of stimulant medication in treating individuals with ADHD.
  • Summarize the impact of ADHD on adolescents and adults.