Educational Resources & Cahaba School
Barthold, BA, Assistant Director
Cameron, MS, Counselor
Timmerman, Ed.S, LPC, Psychomotrist
Lorna Road, Suite 118 & 120
Attention Deficit Disorder
The Diagnostic & Statistical
Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) provides
criteria for diagnosing ADHD. The criteria are listed
here for information purposes and should be used only by
trained health care providers to diagnose or treat ADHD.
DSM-IV Criteria for ADHD
I. Either A or B:
Six or more of the following
symptoms of inattention have been present for at
least 6 months to a point that is disruptive and
inappropriate for developmental level:
Often does not give close
attention to details or makes careless mistakes in
schoolwork, work, or other activities.
Often has trouble keeping
attention on tasks or play activities.
Often does not seem to listen
when spoken to directly.
Often does not follow
instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores,
or duties in the workplace (not due to oppositional
behavior or failure to understand instructions).
Often has trouble organizing
Often avoids, dislikes, or
doesn't want to do things that take a lot of mental
effort for a long period of time (such as schoolwork
Often loses things needed for
tasks and activities (e.g. toys, school assignments,
pencils, books, or tools).
Is often easily distracted.
Is often forgetful in daily
Six or more of the following
symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity have been
present for at least 6 months to an extent that is
disruptive and inappropriate for developmental
Often fidgets with hands or feet
or squirms in seat.
Often gets up from seat when
remaining in seat is expected.
Often runs about or climbs when
and where it is not appropriate (adolescents or
adults may feel very restless).
Often has trouble playing or
enjoying leisure activities quietly.
Is often "on the go"
or often acts as if "driven by a motor".
Often talks excessively.
Often blurts out answers before
questions have been finished.
Often has trouble waiting one's
Often interrupts or intrudes on
others (e.g., butts into conversations or games).
Some symptoms that cause
impairment were present before age 7 years.
Some impairment from the
symptoms is present in two or more settings (e.g. at
school/work and at home).
There must be clear evidence of
significant impairment in social, school, or work
The symptoms do not happen only
during the course of a Pervasive Developmental
Disorder, Schizophrenia, or other Psychotic
Disorder. The symptoms are not better accounted for
by another mental disorder (e.g. Mood Disorder,
Anxiety Disorder, Dissociative Disorder, or a
Based on these criteria, three
types of ADHD are identified:
ADHD, Combined Type: if
both criteria 1A and 1B are met for the past 6
Inattentive Type: if criterion 1A is met but
criterion 1B is not met for the past six months
Hyperactive-Impulsive Type: if Criterion 1B is
met but Criterion 1A is not met for the past six
American Psychiatric Association:
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,
Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Washington, DC, American
Psychiatric Association, 2000.
SUPPORT is a Birmingham, Alabama area non-profit organization
that provides support, information and resources for parents, family, and educators who have children or work with
children with attention deficit disorder.
GOALS: to provide support and education
by workshops, informational links, referrals, emails and phone
you have questions, need information or referrals for
schools, psychologists, psychiatrists, testing or
programs in the Birmingham area, please free free to
call or email (email@example.com)
Educational Resources, Chase Commerce Park,
3831 Lorna Road, Suite 120, (one block from the Galleria,
behind Sam's Club) Hoover, AL 35244
6 hour mini course $240
12 hour review $480
24 Full Course with guaranteed results $600
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Lynn Timmerman EdS
child currently receives accommodations in school due to a
professionally diagnosed and documented disability including
attention deficit disorder, you may
provide documentation to support a request for special testing
with accommodations on the ACT.
is done monthly October through June under strict supervision and
guidelines. Documentation must come from student's school and/or
doctor. All evaluations must be current (within 3 years).
include testing with extended time, individual or small group, and
testing over multiple days.
Testing Option: Special
Testing with Extended Time & Alternate Formats Available
(at specially arranged times not as part of national testing).
for ACT Special Testing (6 pages, 66KB).
for ACT Special Testing at ERC
Contact Debbie Minor or
Shanan Barthold by phone 989-8333 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org