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The ADHD Toolkit

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  1. The ADHD Toolkit SECTION 3 The wider context

  2. Working with parents • Parental involvement with child’s education • Effective parent–teacher relationships • Parent support groups • See also ‘ADHD information for parents’ – PowerPoint presentation

  3. Conclusions Key issues: • The reality of ADHD • Prevalence and possible under–diagnosis of the disorder • Variability in ADHD symptoms and associated difficulties • Pedagogical and curricular flexibility • Increased and effective training for all educational practitioners • Improvements in multi-professional involvements in ADHD • The use of medication

  4. Recommendations • Acknowledgement of ADHD in national guidance • A raising of awareness of all ADHD subtypes among professionals • Sufficient resources for all schools to support students with ADHD • More school-based research into variability of ADHD symptoms • Increased pedagogical and curricular flexibility • Whole-school policies on ADHD • Increased investment in training for educational practitioners • Improvements in multi-professional involvements in ADHD, with more integrated services • More research into medication