It is the beginning of a new school year. You have a class of 30 children. Of these 30, 26 you know you can handle, two have more problems than most, one has a lot of problems, and one you think is hyperactive. You anticipate needing some extra help, but before you go any further you want a better idea of what hyperactivity means, and how serious your students’ problems are.
This part, first of all, gives you enough background information on hyperactivity so you can discuss it, not only with parents and professionals, but children as well. Secondly, it offers you tools for identifying hyperactive and problem children in your classroom. These techniques will help you determine whether a child needs further help or not.