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DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1064086
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Intervention Strategies for Students with ADHD: Creating a Holistic Approach

Sandra K. Damico, Mary Beth Armstrong
  • The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico and The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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15 May 2008 (online)


An overview of therapy approaches commonly used by speech-language pathologists with students having ADHD and their primary intervention responsibilities with these students is presented. Several strategies for establishing the kinds of learning contexts necessary for success are described, which emphasize the importance of empowering students in meaningful and relevant contexts. Five major intervention strategies for working with ADHD students are reviewed briefly-modifying learning environments, pharmacological therapy, behavioral management, cognitive-behavior modification, and classroom academic management-and detailed references for each are provided.