These are the instructional goals presented in the Student Study Guide and the Instructor’s Manual - don’t forget that you can introduce the chapter by accessing the audio clips of the authors on the companion website. These audio clips provide an overview and focus the student to understand the importance of the information they are preparing to learn.
At the end of this presentation you should be able to:
Describe the characteristics of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Understand the different terminology and probable causes of ADHD.
Understand the characteristics of ADHD and it’s educational implications.
Describe the educational strategies that are commonly used with this population.
2500 years ago, the great physician-scientist, Hippocrates described a condition that seems to be compatible with what we now know as ADHD.
He described patients who had.... "quickened responses to sensory experience, but also less tenaciousness because the soul moves on quickly to the next impression".
Hippocrates attributed this condition to an "overbalance of fire over water". His remedy for this "overbalance" was "barley rather than wheat bread, fish rather than meat, water drinks, and many natural and diverse physical activities".
From Hippocrates: Aphorisms. In The Genuine Works of Hippocrates (Translated from greek by Fancis Adams).