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: Hyperactive/Impulsive Subtype

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Hyperactive/Impulsive Subtype

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Hyperactive/impulsive subtype

Children with hyperactivity and impulsivity are easy to notice, interesting to watch, and difficult to ignore; they are labeled the hyperactive/impulsive (HI) subtype of ADHD (ADHD-HI). They are often identified at an early age as children who bounce higher and faster than other children and typically against rather than with the natural flow and order of situations. One teacher described a student with ADHD-HI as “having enough energy to light a city.” However, in classrooms, they can be disruptive and at increased risk for developing aggression. If they have the combined subtype, they may have both social and academic impairments, but those with the pure HI subtype are more likely to have social ...

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