International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part D (2018)
Skill development programme of teachers for identification of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among primary school children in selected government schools of Chandigarh
Soni Mathunni, Dr. Sunita Sharma, Dr. Adarsh Kohli and Dr. Sandhya Ghai
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed neuropsychiatric disorders in children. The present study was conducted in selected three Government schools in Chandigarh (UT) for identification of ADHD among primary school children in the age group of 5-12 years. The primary behavioral symptoms of ADHD are inattentiveness, impulsivity and hyperactivity. The research approach was quantitative and research design used was operational research. Sample size was 33 teachers and 165 primary school children from schools. The tools used were questionnaire for assessment of knowledge (KADDS), profile sheet for schools, socio-demographic datasheet of teachers, Vanderbilt ADHD diagnostic teacher rating scale, observational checklist, skill development programme for teachers and feedback opinionnaire. Observation, demonstration, re-demonstration along with lecture and discussion were the techniques used to collect data. The results showed statistical significant difference in knowledge and skill of teachers after the training programme as the mean knowledge score in pretest and post-test were 41.17% and 88.5% respectively and mean performance score was 3.18± 1.07 before and 8.30± 0.63 after training.
How to cite this article:
Soni Mathunni, Dr. Sunita Sharma, Dr. Adarsh Kohli and Dr. Sandhya Ghai. Skill development programme of teachers for identification of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among primary school children in selected government schools of Chandigarh. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(6): 256-261.