Teachers to be trained in ADHD and how to effectively support pupils in the classroom
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Approximately 3% of a school population have some form of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This is a common behaviour disorder more prevalent in boys. Inappropriate behaviour causes pupils to be seen as naughty, rude, disrespectful and badly parented. Self-esteem is low and often these pupils go on to fail, have poor job opportunities and are emotionally destroyed.
However with the correct interventions, support, adaptations and a teacher who actually understands ADHD, outcomes for a pupil are vastly improved.
Yet there is very little specific training for new teachers on ADHD. Special needs as a whole subject is taught as a block lasting perhaps half a day. Then within that time ADHD is given lip service.
So newly qualified teachers arrive in a classroom with little experience how to support and teach pupils with ADHD.
I propose that more time is dedicated to training new teachers:
- in understanding ADHD
- how to effectively support pupils with ADHD
Soli Lazarus is a teacher and founder of Yellow Sun, a consultancy supporting parents who are struggling with their children's behaviour. Her son has ADHD.
For more information, go to www.yellow-sun.com
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