IEP's and ADD/ADHD
10/05/2007

 

 

 


IEP'S AND ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY
by Dr. Horn

Children with ADD/ADHD cannot be required to have medication. This decision is a parental decision. There are pro's and con's concerning medication but the final decision is the parent's.

The Education Code, A Composite of Laws (27th Edition), states:

It is the intent of the Legislature that regular education teachers and other personnel
be trained to develop an awareness about attention deficit and attention deficit
hyperactivity disorders in the regular education programs to address the instructional
needs of pupils having these disorders.

ADD/ADHD is highly prevalent, worldwide disorder estimated to affect 5-10% of children and 3-6% of adults.

ADD/ADHD affects the executive functions of the brain.
Executive functions are higher-order, self-controlling cognitive functions that guide an individual's overall thoughts, emotions
and actions.

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© 2007 Dr. Clyde Horn, Ph. D.