Abstract / Description of output
Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more at risk for academic underachievement compared to their typically developing peers. Understanding their greatest strengths and challenges at school, and how these can be supported, is vital in order to develop focused classroom interventions. Ten primary school pupils with ADHD (aged 7-11 years) and their teachers (N=6) took part in semi-structured interviews that focused on 1) ADHD knowledge, 2) the child’s strengths and challenges at school, and 3) strategies in place to support challenges. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the interview transcripts and three key themes were identified; classroom-general versus individual-specific strategies, heterogeneity of strategies, and the role of peers. Implications relating to educational practice and future research are discussed.
Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)
- child and teacher interviews
- strengths and difficulties
- learning strategies