"Not much I can do, he’s got ADHD"

Gillean McCluskey, Gwynedd Lloyd

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Abstract / Description of output

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?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Justice Re-examined
Subtitle of host publicationDilemmas and Solutions for the Classroom Teacher
EditorsRowena Arshad, Terry Wrigley, Lynne Pratt
PublisherTrentham Books Ltd
ISBN (Print)9781858569093
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


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