Open Access Thesis
Teachers--In-service training--United States; Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder--Diagnosis; Teachers--In-service training; United States;
This study examined the impact of teacher in-service training on the ability of teachers to identify children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in their classrooms. The subjects were 16 teachers from two small rural midwestern schools. All but one of the teachers were females, with a range in years of teaching experience from five through 30 years.
The intent of the study was to investigate if an ADHD in-service training program would have a beneficial effect on the ability of teachers to identify students in their classrooms with behaviors characteristic of ADHD. The subjects were split into two groups, one received specific training on ADHD and the other received training on the broad class of Behavior Disorders.
The findings of this study concluded that there was a significant difference, (R < .05), between the ADHD in-service and the Behavior Disorders in-service trainees. The teachers exposed to the ADHD in-service improved in identifying children with ADHD in their classrooms.
Year of Submission
Specialist in Education
Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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©1993 Glenn Evan Haupt
Haupt, Glenn Evan, "Implications of Teacher In-Service Training on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Identification" (1993). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1542.