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(Ireland) Teachers lack training to deal with students with ADHD

May 20, 2017, Irish Examiner: ‘Teachers unprepared for ADHD students’ research study finds http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/teachers-unpreparedfor-adhd-students-research-study-finds-450528.html Second-level teachers say they are unprepared to teach students who have ADHD or other special educational needs, because of “inadequacies in initial teacher education programmes”. Many adolescents who have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) said they had only been diagnosed in their teens, which impinged upon their education and the supports they might have accessed sooner. The findings are contained in research conducted by Andrea Lynch, for NUI Galway’s School of Education. … As for the student input, they perceived a lack of societal understanding and awareness of ADHD in Ireland, fuelled by the belief that some people do not accept the condition as medically valid.