Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD


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Which of the following behaviors would NOT be considered characteristic of a child with hyperactivity?

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1. A student who has difficulties with inattention would likely benefit from which of the following?

2. Which is the most accurate definition of an IEP?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This quiz and worksheet will allow you to check your understanding of ADHD and its characteristics before moving on to other topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your knowledge about the following details:

  • Characteristics of hyperactivity and inattention
  • The DSM definition of ADHD
  • Teaching strategies for students with ADHD
  • Accommodating ADHD students in the classroom

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will exercise the following skills:

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about academic instruction and classroom accommodation
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast the differences between inattention and hyperactivity in relationship to ADHD
  • Making connections- understand that ADHD is both a psychiatric and neurobehavioral disorder

Additional Learning

To learn more about ADHD, review the accompanying lesson on the Characteristics of ADHD. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the characteristics and symptoms of ADHD
  • Understand the teaching strategy that utilizes all methods of assessment available to reach a particular student
  • Understand how making classroom accommodations can positively affect students with ADHD
  • Identify the strategy that utilizes a student's Individual Educational Plan to help the teacher understand which behaviors the student needs to work on