n Journal of Educational Studies - Arresting attention-deficit hyperactive disorder in children and adolescents, strategies for educators : a review of the literature

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1680-7456



Attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is a common learning disorder that affects most of our school-going children and confronts educators when they deal with these children. These children need to be identified and assisted throughout their educational development. This systematic literature review sets out to explore the nature of ADHD; the aetiology of ADHD; the prevalence of ADHD in school-aged children and then propose possible interventions that educators can employ when they interact with children. The review found several studies that suggest the nature and identification of children with ADHD and those that draw conclusions on the causes of ADHD in children. Studies tended to suggest that educators can both be trained in the application of medical and behavioural treatment of children with ADHD in order to maximise their academic achievement. It seems that educator and parent training on the nature of ADHD, its aetiology, its prevalence and treatment can successfully contribute to the education of children with ADHD.

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