Achievement, Productivity & Behavior
Because the part of the brain that screens out distracting stimuli and inhibits extraneous movement is underactive in people with hyperactivity (ADHD), there can be significant impairment in school, productivity, work, and even family life. In mild cases with adequate structure, disruptive, off-
task behavior can be managed without drugs. For others, both medication and behavioral interventions are needed to tame the beast. Mark any of the following strategies that you think would be helpful to you or your loved one:
BEHAVIOR AND MOODS
Adapted from Beyond Retalin by Stephen Garber, Marianne D. Garber, and Robyn F. Spizman (Harper Perennial, 1994) and Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell and John Rately (Simon & Schuster, 1995).
Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act (Office of Civil Rights, P.O. Box 65808, Washington, DC 20035-5808, 202-514-2151, www.usdoj.gov) requires schools to accommodate students with disabilities (psychiatric diagnoses) with suggestions similar to the above.