Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Is there a need for concern?
M.Sc., M.Ed., JRF & NET
Lecturer in Physical Science, Arafa Institute for Teacher Education
(Abstract of the research paper presented by me at the national seminar “MODERN TRENDS AND APPROACHES IN EDUCATION FOR DIFFERENTIALLY ABLED CHILDREN” Organized by Bharatheeya Vidya Nikethan College of Teacher Education, Kallekkad, Palakkad On 22nd & 23rd August 2014.)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neuro-psychiatric condition exhibiting inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity that are developmentally inconsistent with the age of the child. ADHD is found to be associated with learning disabilities, behavioural problems and social exclusiveness. The studies on ADHD in India are very few and awareness among people about the disorder is lacking. It was thus imperative to select this topic on ADHD and make an effort to create more awareness and educate the parents and teachers about the disorder, its manifestations and treatment methods. The prevalance of ADHD among the adolescents calls the attention of the parents, teachers and educationalists to take actions for the improvement of mental health of school children.
(Paper awaiting to be published with ISBN)