The schooling experience of six adolescent boys who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

Gibbs, Kathryn (2014) The schooling experience of six adolescent boys who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). Professional Doctorate thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis explored the experience of schooling of six adolescent boys diagnosed with AD/HD from the perspectives of the boys, their mothers and their teachers. The study utilised social constructionism as the theoretical orientation and an explanatory theory of AD/HD, the Dynamic Developmental Theory (DDT) of AD/HD as a framework. Findings included the importance of making and managing friendships for young people with AD/HD, the importance of being informed about AD/HD as well classroom strategies that support the learning of students for teachers, and the apparent role that medication in concert with an engaging classroom environment can play in the successful schooling of boys with AD/HD.

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ID Code: 68160
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Supervisor: Mercer, Louise & Carrington, Suzanne
Keywords: Attention Deficit, Adolescents, Australian Students, Schooling, Teachers
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 21 Mar 2014 05:05
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 03:10

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