These new guidelines are the result of work by experts in medicine, mental health, and education. They analyzed thousands of studies on ADHD and searched for common indicators of the disorder. Although the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV (DSM-IV), published by the American Psychiatric Association, lists ADHD among its disorders, the new guidelines from the AAP are designed to be user-friendly for primary care providers (physicians who do not specialize in mental disorders).
Type of Material:
Professional Paper with reference links to other sites concerned with this disorder.
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
This professional paper summarizes the May 2000 article in Pediatrics. The articleprovide reader with current and accurate medical and scientific information regarding the diagnosis and treatment (medical and educational) for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
Target Student Population:
Pre-service and In-service teachers and parents/guardians, graduate students in education, and counselors. The information may also be of interest to medical students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
The reader should be knowledgeable regarding ADHD and related issues connected with the diagnosis, interventions (medical and educational).
The content is easily comprehended by most readers. It is logically presented and accurate information from reputable sources. The references are current, reflecting best practices for the medical community. The information contained in this site also offers much promise to the educational community and to parents/guardians seeking information regarding ADHD. Given that the understanding of children with this disorder is critical to the classroom environment, this site provides many suggestions for intervention that is based on sound educational practices. The site provides embedded links that lead to supporting research and defitional items.
Although links provide additional knowledge, some may be more appropriate for medical students or advanced graduate students. The authors failed to present the guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit disorder from the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association located at http://add.org/gp98.htm. The reader should have both the medical and the association?s guidelines form which to arrive at an informed opinion. Site maintenance is of concern to the reviewers because of the number of embedded links and the potential for the links turn up broken or dead. General Comments: The entire site is based on the May 2000 issue of Pediatrics, a respected professional journal for the medical profession. The education professional should be aware of how the medical profession sees the diagnosis and treatment of this disorder since it is only by their diagnosis that the student is brought to the attention of the Special Education or Section 504 personnel in the local schools. This site provides the complete text of the article ?Diagnosis and Evaluation of the Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder?. There are links to articles and explanations by experts in the field.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Current and accurate information, along with supporting references through embedded links allow the viewer easy to understand and complete medical information. One reviewer tested the ?Neuroscience for Kids Notes? (user can e-mail notes to themselves) and found that it worked very well.
General Comments: This site offers the instructor an opportunity to cover the topic of ADHD accurately and in-depth. Combined with other readings (on line or print) that deal with legal issues, instructional strategies, and local/state educational policies, plus well-designed clinical experiences, the learner will have a well-developed basic grasp of the disorder.
The site contains only reference material. The usability of this site could be enhanced as a teaching tool for teacher educators by adding links to examples of how to integrate the information into instructional programs.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The web pages are free of design flaws and this lends to the ease of use by the viewer. There are links to the home page at the bottom of each page and this allows the viewer to navigate the site with ease. The author?s e-mail address, privacy notice and disclaimers are on the home page. The terms of these statements appear to be fair and reasonable.
Not Bobby Approved. Site maintenances may prove to be something of an issue in the future. With the number of links embedded in this resource, the potential for down sites or broken links is high.
General Comments: User must remember where he/she is within the text while accessing the embedded links. Link to the APA full text article in Pediatrics should be redone so there is a direct link to the article. Currently the link is inaccurate, it sends the reader to the correct site, but this site does not allow the reader to return to the home page,
he/she must exit the site and then start again.
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