- Subject index
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD) in schools can be defined in many ways. For example, EBD can be seen as: a set of problems that reside mainly within the individual student; as the result of interactions between social and psychological sub-systems, or as the product of professional discourses that create and maintain the very problems that they purport to identify and solve. Clough and Garner's Handbook of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties sheds light on all of these perspectives and reveals the enormous complexity and diversity of what is termed "EBD". In doing this, the book reveals itself to be both a scholarly and practical resource that will be indispensable to anyone seeking insight and direction for understanding and responding to EBD in the 21st century.
Chapter 25: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Concerns and Issues
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Concerns and Issues
Before we embark on a discussion of the concerns and issues surrounding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it seems important to provide some background on the changes that have occurred over the past two decades in the conceptualization of the disorder. It is generally agreed that the estimated prevalence rate of ADHD among school-aged children is between 3 percent and 5 percent. Research supports this prevalence rate, although studies vary considerably in the percentages reported (APA, 1994; Barkley, 1998). Safer and Malever's study (2000) reported that about 3 percent of school children in Maryland were on medication for ADHD. Given that not all diagnosed children are on medication, the percentage of children ...