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Unformatted text preview: An introductory packet on Attention Problems: Intervention and Resources The Center is co-directed by Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor and operates under the auspice of the School Mental Health Project, Dept. of Psychology, UCLA, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563 (310) 825-3634 Fax: (310) 206-8716; E-mail: [email protected] Support comes in part from the Office of Adolescent Health, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration (Project #U45 MC 00175), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Please reference this document as follows: Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. (2008). Attention Problems: Intervention and Resources. Los Angeles, CA: Author. Copies may be downloaded from: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu If needed, copies may be ordered from: Center for Mental Health in Schools UCLA Dept. of Psychology P.O. Box 951563 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563 The Center encourages widespread sharing of all resources. About this Packet As the world around us is changing at an exponential rate, so must the way we approach attention problems. Over the coming decade, we all will be called upon to play a role in doing something about the many individuals who have trouble learning and performing effectively at school. In responding to this call, it will be essential to have a broad understanding of what causes attention problems and what society in general and schools in particular need to do to address such problems. This packet serves as a starting point for increasing awareness of assessment and treatment of attention problems. Included are excerpts from a variety of sources, including government fact sheets and the classification scheme developed by the American Pediatric Association. Symptoms are discussed in terms of degree of severity. Interventions described range from environmental accommodations to behavior management to medication. Because the intent is only to provide a brief overview, also included is a set of references for further reading and a list of agencies that provide information on attention problems and interventions. Attention Problems: Interventions and Resources This introductory packet contains: Page I. Classifying Attention Problems: Keeping the Environment in Perspective as a Cause of Commonly Identified Psychosocial Problems A. Labeling Troubled and Troubling Youth 2 B. Environmental Situations and Potentially Stressful Events 7 C. Attention Problems and Motivation 9 II. The Broad Continuum of Attention Problems 10 A. Developmental Variations 11 B. Problems 12 C. Disorders 13 D. Thinking About Differential Diagnosis 15 III. Interventions for Attention Problems A. Accomodations to Reduce Attention Problems 24 B. Behavior Management and Self Instruction 35 C. Empirically Supported Treatment 43 D. Medication 44 E. 3-Year Follow-Up of NIMH MTA Study 48 IV. A Quick Overview of Some Basic Resources A. A Few References and Other Sources of Information 50 B. Agencies and Online Resources Relevant to Attention-...
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