Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Vincent Peters, MSW

Second Advisor

Jennifer Kula, MSW, LGSW

Third Advisor

Vern Bloom, MSW


Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequently diagnosed and thoroughly researched disorders of childhood, however, little is known about ADHD in the school setting. This research study explored effective intervention strategies and barriers to services for children with ADHD at home and school. The research design utilized a self-administered survey questionnaire distributed to school social workers, parents, and special education teachers and general education teachers. Of the 63 returned surveys, 37 met criteria for inclusion in the research. Findings from quantitative and qualitative data indicate that school social workers are critical team members to the comprehensive approach of educating a child with ADHD. The roles of the school social worker range from the individual case level to the system level. Implications for school social work practice and research about interventions with children with ADHD are presented.


SC 11.MSW.1997.Loven.DM

Included in

Social Work Commons