ERIC Number: EJ893511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Critique of the Article by Visser and Jehan (2009): "ADHD--A Scientific Fact or a Factual Opinion? A Critique of the Veracity of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder"
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, v15 n3 p257-267 Sep 2010
This article seeks to evaluate and take further the discussion put forward by Visser and Jehan ("Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties" 14, no. 2: 127-40). It begins by focusing on the biomedical discourse, its dominance in the academic and professional literature and why the existence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a medical category is questionable. This is followed by a discussion of other discourses including the sociological discourse and the bio-psychosocial discourse. The importance of multi-professional approaches in the identification, assessment and management of ADHD is highlighted, followed by an examination of what part the educational environment might play with regard to behaviours associated with ADHD. Attention is drawn to the need for continuing research and debate on this evolving concept.
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Educational Environment, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Biomedicine, Psychology, Neurological Impairments, Clinical Diagnosis, Environmental Influences, Classification, Drug Therapy, Social Sciences, Social Influences, Disability Identification, Teamwork
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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