Primary school teachers' knowledge and misperceptions of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Kleynhans, Sandra E. (2005-03)

Thesis (MA (Psychology))--University of Stellenbosch, 2005.


Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a serious disorder that effects approximately 5% of South African children. Teachers are seen as one of the most valuable sources of information with regard to referral and diagnosis of ADHD. They also have the responsibility for creating an environment conducive to academic, social and emotional success for children with ADHD. However as there is some doubt as to whether teachers have the appropriate knowledge of ADHD to fulfil this important role, this study aimed at assessing the knowledge and misperceptions of ADHD of primary school teachers in towns on the periphery of the Cape Town Metropole.

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