Are Schools Meeting the Needs of Students with ADHD?

Efron, Daryl, Sciberras, Emma and Hassell, Phillip 2008, Are Schools Meeting the Needs of Students with ADHD?, Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 187-198, doi: 10.1017/s1030011200025847.


Title Are Schools Meeting the Needs of Students with ADHD?
Author(s) Efron, Daryl
Sciberras, EmmaORCID iD for Sciberras, Emma orcid.org/0000-0003-2812-303X
Hassell, Phillip
Journal name Australasian Journal of Special Education
Volume number 32
Issue number 2
Start page 187
End page 198
Total pages 12
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Publication date 2008-09
ISSN 1030-0112
1833-6914
Summary Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can have a major impact on students’ functioning at school—academically and socially. This study examined parental perceptions of schools in relation to their understanding of ADHD, information provided and general support. Parents of consecutive children with ADHD seen at the Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne completed a questionnaire that assessed their beliefs about ADHD and schools. Questionnaire data were obtained from 66 parents (43 mothers, 23 fathers) of patients aged from 6 to 19 years (M = 10.4). The results indicated that parents of children with ADHD perceive that teachers have inadequate understanding, and schools insufficient resources, to support their children’s special needs. Schools need more resources, and teachers need more training, to promote positive experiences and outcomes for children with ADHD.
DOI 10.1017/s1030011200025847
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Field of Research 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
1399 Other Education
1702 Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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