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Title Critical new perspectives on ADHD / edited by Gwynedd Lloyd, Joan Stead & David Cohen
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2006


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Description xii, 236 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction. Widening our view of ADHD / Joan Stead, Gwynedd Lloyd and David Cohen -- 1. Critiques of the 'ADHD' enterprise / David Cohen -- 2. Canaries in the coal mine: the symptoms of children labeled 'ADHD' as biocultural feedback / Thomas Armstrong -- 3. Disability, childhood studies and the construction of medical discourses. Questioning attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a theoretical perspective / John Davis -- 4. ADHD as the new 'feeblemindedness' of American Indian children / David Walker -- 5. A brief philosophical examination of ADHD / Gordon Tait -- 6. Inclusion and exclusion in school: experiences of children labelled 'ADHD' in South Africa / Nithi Muthukrishna -- 7. 'ADHD' and parenting styles / Üstün Öngel -- 8. The Italian saga of ADHD and its treatment / Maurizio Bonati -- 9. How does the decision to medicate children arise in cases of 'ADHD'? Views of parents and professionals in Canada / David Cohen -- 10. ADHD from a cross-cultural perspective: insights into aadult-child power relationships / Ken Jacobson -- 11. Pedagogy in the 'ADHD classroom': an exploratory study of 'The Little Group' / Eva Hjörne -- 12. Managing attention difficulties in the classroom: a learning styles perspective / Gavin Reid -- 13. Conclusion. Supporting children in school / Gwynedd Lloyd
Summary "There is little doubt that ADHD is a 21st century, global phenomenon, nor that it is having a significant affect on the lives of children, parents and teachers worldwide. Reasons for the growth in diagnoses of the condition are debatable and contentious. This edited collection unpicks the myths surrounding ADHD, and leaves no stone unturned in its search for answers. Whether ADHD has evolved because of the dominance of US psychiatric models, the need for new markets for major pharmaceutical companies, or because of the increasing use of the internet amongst parents and professionals, contributors to this book take a critical, highly international perspective on the topic and raise a number of concerns that are often not covered by material currently in the public domain. In a world where moves to educational inclusion are paradoxically paralleled by ever increasing use of medication for children's behavior, this book scrutinizes current accepted practice and offers alternative perspectives and strategies for teachers and other educational professionals. Anyone with a professional or personal interest in ADHD and other behavioral difficulties cannot afford to ignore this book." -- Publisher description
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Attention-deficit-disordered children -- Education.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Author Cohen, David, 1954-
Lloyd, Gwynedd, 1947-
Stead, Joan.
LC no. 2005026757
ISBN 0415360366 (hardback : alk. paper)
0415360374 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780415360364 (hbk. :)
9780415360371 (paperback)