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2000 Jordan Institute
for Families

Vol. 2, No. 2
April 1997

Steps You Can Take: Working with Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (AD(H)D) Children

  • Provide opportunities for the child and family to become educated about AD(H)D so everyone understands the biochemical nature of the problem, and that sometimes the child may be unable more than unwilling.

  • Have the child seen by a physician to determine if medication could be useful.

  • Ensure that an appropriate educational plan is in place, and that school personnel are equipped to teach in a manner in which the child can flourish.

  • Link caretakers to training in behavior management techniques, and ensure an adequate support system.

  • Set up individual, small group, or family counseling to help address daily living problems that accompany parenting a child with AD(H)D.


Aust, P. (1994). When the problem is not the problem: Understanding attention deficit disorder with and without hyperactivity. Child Welfare, 74,(3), 224-225

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