This chapter takes a critical view of what we mean by diagnoses such as ADHD and asks how and why these have apparently become so widespread across the world in recent years. When you think about ADHD or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) or oppositional conduct disorder or anxiety, there are a number of questions that you should consider. How do we describe these? Why have they become so widespread? Where did they come from? Are they ‘problems’ of particular cultures? Do we need very distinctive interventions from specialist professionals? What can teachers do? How can we support and include without labelling in a way that limits students’ personal and educational possibilities?
|Title of host publication||Social Justice Re-examined|
|Subtitle of host publication||Dilemmas and Solutions for the Classroom Teacher|
|Editors||Rowena Arshad, Terry Wrigley, Lynne Pratt|
|Publisher||Trentham Books Ltd|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2019|