ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

JOAN SPALDING


1997 CONFERENCE PAPER


Abstract:

This paper is written to clarify information about Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder around federal and state regulations and the concurrent school policies that are being implemented in the classroom as a result of these regulations. It also addresses policies that have sprung from court decisions which impact the responsibilities of parents and society.

Professional opinions on both sides of the medication issue as advocated by parents, teachers, psychiatrists and the impact on educational advancement, behavioral change, emotional feelings and physical conditions experienced by the students are addressed. As an alternative to medication, the theoretical and applied methods of Educational Kinesiology (Brain Gym ®) which are used by professional counselors and teachers in the classroom are offered.


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