other. It is important for us to recognize the characteristic behaviors of children with AD/HD and the risk for negative outcomes to enhance our selection of appropriate interventions. We can leave the official diagnosis to others, but we cannot leave the collaboration with parents and the responsibility of meeting every child's needs to anyone else, nor would we want to do so.
It would behoove us to keep up with the research findings and changes in future editions of the DSM as they impact on our effectiveness as educators. The more knowledgeable we are the better we will be able to communicate with parents. This chapter also lays the foundation for Chapter 5, which is a review of research on intervention strategies.
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