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Technologies for Students with Attention Deficit Disorder

Technologies for students with attention deficit disorder (ADD) are tools designed to level the playing field in education for a student with such a disability. ADD is commonly referred to, or considered akin to, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or identified as one type of ADHD (i.e., the inattentive type as opposed to the hyperactive-impulsive type). For the purposes of this entry, ADD and ADHD are considered interchangeable, and the term ADHD will be used throughout to be more consistent with current literature and practice. ADHD is a disability recognized in schools under the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)—the law governing the education of students with disabilities in the United States—through the category of Otherwise Health Impaired. Students identified as having ADHD who ...

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