Date of Award

8-19-1996

Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

First Advisor

Kay Burg Fry

Abstract

Research suggests that AD(H)D students who are allowed plenty of physical movement throughout the school day and are taught in a highly structured and consistent environment will get the most out of their education. It is also apparent that teaching methods that stimulate a variety of senses with an emphasis on tactile kinesthetic instruction will be the most successful. There must also be cooperation between the home and school so that there is a continuity of instruction, both behavioral and academic, for the AD(H)D students. Besides being knowledgeable on the disorder, teachers should also be familiar with the medication that is used to treat these students. This study addresses the questions of the most effective ways of managing and .. meeting the needs of AD(H)D children in the Elementary classroom. The literature I reviewed and the interviews and observations I did provided me with insights and answers to my research questions. Through qualitative research I gained first hand accounts of what it's like having AD(H)D students in a classroom, and I was also provided with practical information on effective ways in which to work with them.

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