ADD and Discipline In Elementary School Analytical Essay by Research Group

ADD and Discipline In Elementary School
Explores methods of helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder manage their behavior in the elementary school classroom.
# 26026 | 1,655 words | 12 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a problem that affects both children and adults. It has, however, only recently been recognized as a serious problem impacting a significant minority of children. The paper shows that recent findings regarding the link between ADHD and psychosocial dimensions have led experts to believe that this disorder can be controlled successfully using specific methods of behavior management. The paper examines methods of helping ADHD children manage this disorder, focusing on elementary school age.

From the Paper:

"The important thing to remember is that children with ADHD are not willfully disobedient. They are not intentionally disrupting the classroom, but struggling with a disorder that has certain manifestations. The best way to work with these children is to recognize that fact, accept it, and work with the children to help them learn how to manage their own behavior. It is not possible to control children from the outside, even with the use of drugs. Instead, the children must be engaged in the effort to change their behaviors to more effective and appropriate ones through techniques that allow them to gain gradual mastery (Kirby and Kirby, 1994)."

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