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Teachers' and counsellors' knowledge and experience related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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dc.contributor.advisor Winzer, Margret
dc.contributor.author Wilde, Jaime
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-13T19:30:37Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-13T19:30:37Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/363
dc.description x, 77 leaves ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract This study was designed to assess teachers' and counsellors' knowledge and experiences related to ADHD and the use of stimulant medication. The sample population was comprised of elementary, middle school, and high school teachers and counsellors from two school districts in southwestern Canada. A descriptive, cross-sectional design using a self-administered questionnaire was used to obtain information. Results revealed that the teachers and counsellors responding to the questionnaire have limited knowledge about ADHD and the use of stimulant medication, although a large majority of them have experience with students with ADHD and are involved in the diagnosing and assessment process of ADHD. These results suggest that there is a need for in-service training regarding the diagnosis and characteristics of ADHD, different intervention strategies, and assessment of the effectiveness of these strategies. Teachers and counsellors need to become more familiar with empirical research and to base their practice on it, rather than on popular opinion. Finally, further collaboration is needed between teachers and counsellors and allied professionals, such as physicians and psychologists. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2006 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Attention-deficit disordered children -- Education -- Canada en
dc.subject Attention-deficit disordered youth -- Education -- Canada en
dc.subject Attention-deficit disorder in adolescence -- Canada en
dc.subject Attention-deficity hyperactivity disorder -- Canada en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title Teachers' and counsellors' knowledge and experience related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en

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