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The schooling experience of six adolescent boys who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

By Kathryn Gibbs

Abstract

This thesis explored the experience of schooling of six adolescent boys diagnosed with AD/HD from the perspectives of the boys, their mothers and their teachers. The study utilised social constructionism as the theoretical orientation and an explanatory theory of AD/HD, the Dynamic Developmental Theory (DDT) of AD/HD as a framework. Findings included the importance of making and managing friendships for young people with AD/HD, the importance of being informed about AD/HD as well classroom strategies that support the learning of students for teachers, and the apparent role that medication in concert with an engaging classroom environment can play in the successful schooling of boys with AD/HD

Topics: Attention Deficit, Adolescents, Australian Students, Schooling, Teachers
Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:68160

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