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ERIC Number: EJ1001061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Effects of a Teacher Training Programme on Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Froelich, Jan; Breuer, Dieter; Doepfner, Manfred; Amonn, Frauke
International Journal of Special Education, v27 n3 p76-87 2012
A substantial lack of effective school based interventions especially in the natural setting exists in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. We performed a 18-week teacher training programme in a public elementary school with 378 pupils in 16 classes. After completing a screening assessment for symptoms related to ADHD and to Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) we identified 47 students and assigned them non-randomized together with their teachers to either an intervention or control group. Over 12 weeks teachers were given intensive information on ADHD and ODD on a weekly basis, including basic principles of behavioural management, classroom-relevant didactic aspects. Elements of behaviour modification were implemented in the school lessons. Results after statistical analysis indicated significant treatment effects on ADHD and ODD symptoms. We conclude that teacher training programmes may be helpful in improving teachers' skills in addressing attentional and disruptive behavioural problems in the classroom. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
International Journal of Special Education. 2889 Highbury Street, Vancouver, BC V6R 3T7, Canada. Web site: http://www.internationaljournalofspecialeducation.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A