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DOI: 10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2015/B11/S1.003

ADHD SYMPTOMS AS RISK FACTORS FOR ACADEMIC IMPAIRMENT. A TRANSYLVANIAN TEACHERS’ PERSPECTIVE

S. Farcas, R. Janos, E. Batiz, E. Maior
Tuesday 15 September 2015 by Libadmin2015

References:
2nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2015, www.sgemsocial.org , SGEM2015 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-44-5 / ISSN 2367-5659 , Aug 26 - Sept 01; Book 1, Vol. 1, 17 - 24 pp

ABSTRACT

Children exhibiting ADHD symptoms have been shown to be at high risk of academic failure, grade repetition and poor academic achievement. Few research studies have addressed the problem of assessing the incidence of ADHD symptoms in Transylvanian children. In this study, besides the prevalence of ADHD symptoms: inattention and hyperactivity, emotional and behavioral problems were assessed among elementary school students without formal diagnosis of ADHD. Teachers completed the Teacher Report Form (TRF) for 68 children with ages between 7-10 years. Based on teachers’ ratings, results show that children exhibiting symptoms of ADHD, have also academic impairments, poor school outcomes. Psychoeducational implications of the findings and suggestions for further research are discussed.

Keywords: ADHD, hyperactivity, inattention, academic impairment