ADHD AND STRATEGIES FOR CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

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Not surprisingly, a wide variety of treatment alternatives have been attempted over the years with children who suffer from ADHD. These treatments have included traditional one-to-one therapy, the restrictive or supplemental diets described above, various allergy treatments, chiropractics, biofeedback, perceptual-motor training, treatment for inner ear problems, pet therapy, and play therapy (Chronis, Pelham & Wheeler, 1998). Regrettably, none of these treatment interventions, or any others attempted to date, have been found to be effective in treating ADHD. According to Richters and his colleagues (1995), it is widely agreed in the empirical literature that only three treatments have been confirmed as being effective in the short-term management of ADHD: 1) behavior modification, 2) central nervous system (CNS) stimulants, and 3) a combination of these approaches. Unfortunately, none of these approaches have proven effective in the long-term, and the effectiveness CNS stimulants in moderating the classroom deportment of children with ADHD has been, perhaps, overrated in the literature to date. "Indeed, if medication constituted a sufficient treatment for ADHD," Chronis et al. write, "there would be little need even to consider other treatments because medication is far less expensive than psychosocial approaches" (1998, p. 190). Differences in how children with ADHD are treated can also affect the severity of their condition; however, it must be emphasized that ADHD cannot be caused by the manner in children are treated by their parents or other caregivers - including educators -- unless the children are predisposed to the condition in the first place (Wender, 2000). Certain types of management may exacerbate the condition, and certain types may make the problem better, but for virtually everyone involved, "The difficulty in controlling the ADHD child's impulsivity has several disturbing effects" (Wender, 2000, p. 50). Therefore, identifying effective classroom management techniques for children who suffer from ADHD today has assumed new importance as more and more students are mainstreamed into America's schools as well as the new mandates set forth in the No Child Left behind Act that require that reasonable accommodations be made for these children; some effective classroom management techniques that have been identified to date…[continue]



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