Preservice Education Professionals' Knowledge and Perceptions About ADHD

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 3,4
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 9: Issues in School Psychology, Education, and Supervision

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. have a greater understanding about current preservice school-based professionals’ (teachers, school counselors, mental health counselors, school psychologists) knowledge of current assessment and treatment of ADHD.
  2. learn about the literature regarding ADHD and its presentation within a classroom environment.
  3. be equipped with recommendations for improving undergraduate and graduate curricula and coursework in topics related to ADHD in an effort to improve preservice professionals’ understanding of educational supports for children with ADHD.

Description

What happens when education professionals are not equipped to work with children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? This session will provide the results of a survey study that highlights preprofessional’s knowledge of ADHD and differences between educational disciplines. Attendees will be provided with recommendations for improving undergraduate and graduate curricula and coursework in topics related to ADHD in an effort to improve pre-service professionals’ understanding of educational supports for children with ADHD.

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Presenter(s)

Renee K. Bastian, Florida International University
Milagros Zavalia, Florida International University

Contributor(s)

Andy V. Pham

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