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),
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
hyperactivity disorders in the regular education programs to address the
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