Awareness of Mainstream Primary School Teachers on the ADHD Symptoms in Punjab
Keywords:ADHD, Cognitive Symptoms, Psychological, Behavioral Problems, Diagnosed, Hyperactive/Impulsive, Attention
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) harms the learning, social, and family performance of the child as one of the most prevalent psychological disorders of children. The recent rehabilitation activities focused on schools with trained teachers. This study's key goal is to investigate “Awareness Level of Primary School Teachers Regarding the Symptoms of Students with ADHD in Mainstream Schools of Punjab”. The research has used the disability model presented in ICF by WHO having five major areas of functional disorders of ADHD - Attention, Hyperactive/ impulsive Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Cognitive Symptoms, and Psychosocial Symptoms. A sample of 440 individuals was selected from 20 schools. Teachers, parents, and psychologists were the respondents as well. The data was collected from 20 schools of Lahore city; and was analyzed by using a correlation between the variables (psychological, behavioral, cognitive, psychosocial, symptoms of ADHD). Frequencies and percentages were calculated for each of 84 statements in five areas. Results showed most of the teachers have an insufficient level of knowledge about ADHD. There is a tangible need for training programs provided to the teachers about early recognition and policy of care of ADHD children.
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