Academic journal article Childhood Education

"Thinking Positively: How Some Characteristics of ADHD Can Be Adaptive and Accepted in the Classroom": Named 2007 Winner of Distinguished Achievement Award

Academic journal article Childhood Education

"Thinking Positively: How Some Characteristics of ADHD Can Be Adaptive and Accepted in the Classroom": Named 2007 Winner of Distinguished Achievement Award

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The article "Thinking Positively: How Some Characteristics of ADHD Can Be Adaptive and Accepted in the Classroom," written by Jody Sherman, Carmen Rasmussen, and Lola Baydala, was named winner of the 2007 Distinguished Achievement Award, in the Learned Article category, by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP/EdPress). The winners were announced June 12, 2007, at the Association of Educational Publishers Annual Awards Banquet & Gala in Washington, DC.

The article was published in the Summer 2006 (Vol. 82, No. 4) issue of Childhood Education. The authors, all affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, offer a positive perspective on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and note that tailoring the classroom to meet the specific needs of the ADHD student promotes a more productive learning environment. The article provides useful information and innovative solutions that can be applied to the everyday classroom.

Prior to the announcement of the 2007 Distinguished Achievement Award winners, the article had been selected as a finalist in the Learned Article category, along with "Talking to Children About Race: The Importance of Inviting Difficult Conversations," written by Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson, assistant professor at Ohio State University at Mansfield, published in the Fall 2006 issue (Vol. …

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