Beginning Teachers' Knowledge of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and Classroom Interventions
Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is so prevalent among children that it is likely that most teachers will have at least one student with ADHD in every class they teach. Because of this, it is important for teachers to have knowledge of the disorder and the interventions they can use in their classrooms to help students succeed. The basic knowledge of ADHD and classroom interventions of three beginning teachers was assessed through a rating scale, checklist, and one-on-one interviews. The results show that improvement is needed in the following areas: teachers' knowledge of ADHD, teachers' knowledge and use of interventions, teacher training programs, and training in the schools we teach in. Furtherrnore, the data indicates that teachers want to learn more and that experience makes a difference in understanding and working with students with ADHD.
LaMontagne, Summer Beth, "Beginning Teachers' Knowledge of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and Classroom Interventions" (2012). Theses and Graduate Projects. 1387.