Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 8, you should be able to:

8.1 Define attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

8.2 List possible etiological factors associated with ADHD.

8.3 Identify learning characteristics and social/emotional issues typical of persons with ADHD.

8.4 Explain how ADHD is diagnosed.

8.5 Discuss instructional and environmental modifications typically used with pupils who have ADHD.

8.6 Describe the role of stimulant medication in treating individuals with ADHD.

8.7 Explain how assistive technology can benefit students with ADHD.

8.8 Summarize the impact of ADHD on adolescents and adults.