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A Profile of Students with ADHD Who Receive Special Education Services (November 2004)
This fact sheet is available for download.
Students with ADHD who receive special education services are a diverse group; they vary in their disability profiles, family and demographic characteristics, the interventions they receive, their school and social experiences, and their outcomes. Most have some other primary disability-most commonly a learning disability, but often speech impairment or emotional disturbance.
Many supports for students with disabilities are intended to help them cope with the mismatch between their abilities/disabilities and their environment. In the case of students with ADHD, recommended supports include tailoring instruction, assignments, and/or testing to minimize the impact of their inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.
Facts from OSEP's National Longitudinal Studies: A Profile of Students with ADHD Who Receive Special Education Services (November 2004). Menlo Park, CA: SRI International. Available at www.nlts2.org/fact_sheets/nlts2_fact_sheet_2004_11.pdf.