This concise and practical guide thoroughly presents the characteristics of children with specific mild exceptionalities in today's diverse classroom. Using an active, problem-solving approach that reflects how today's students learn, Dr. Sydney S. Zentall identifies the characteristics of children with mild exceptionalities that can be gleaned from observations, written descriptions, and personal interactions. Unlike many texts on this topic, which overwhelm students with extraneous information, The text focuses on the characteristics of these students within general education and special class settings. With this knowledge readers will better understand the implications of characteristics for accommodations and be ready to apply this knowledge with empirically based interventions.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Inattentive and Combined Subtypes

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Inattentive and Combined Subtypes

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Inattentive and combined subtypes

Students with the inattentive subtype of ADHD, or ADHD-IN, have been compared to children who play baseball but are unaware of the score or who is up and are just as likely to wander off to somebody else's game when there is little action in their own. This is often characterized as daydreaming in classroom contexts (as Figure 9.1 depicts and a couch-potato at home). These children's attentional problems can be summarized as difficulty in selecting and sustaining attention to relevant information (e.g., the baseball game, who is batting, who is on base, the score) while ignoring what is not relevant (e.g., the beetle in the field, itchy pants, ...

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