Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (MAE)



First Advisor

Vicki Olson

Second Advisor

Dee Vodiclea


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.


SC 11.MAE.2012.LaMontagne.SB