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Title Critical new perspectives on ADHD / edited by Gwynedd Lloyd, Joan Stead and David Cohen
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 236 pages)
Summary There is little doubt that AD/HD is a 21st century global phenomenon having a significant effect on the lives of children. In this critical perspective, the contributors examine current accepted practice and offer alternative views and strategies for teachers and other educational professionals. Experts from all over the world take a critical, highly international and often controversial perspective on the ADHD phenomenon - a condition that has reached global proportions, significantly affecting the lives of children, parents and teachers worldwide. This book raises a number of concerns often not covered by the material currently available to parents and practitioners. Critical New Perspectives on ADHD unpicks the myths surrounding the development of this phenomenon and leaves no stone unturned in its search for answers. An in-depth exploration into the reasons for the emergence and maintenance of ADHD lead to suggested explanations of the dominance of US psychiatric models and the need for new markets for major pharmaceutical companies, as well as the functions that ADHD diagnoses fulfil in families, classrooms and communities. In a world where moves to educational inclusion are paradoxically paralleled by the ever-increasing use of medication to control children's behaviour, this book scrutinises current accepted practice and offers alternative perspectives and strategies for teachers and other education professionals. This in an invaluable resource for anyone with a serious interest in ADHD and other behavioural difficulties. Experts from all over the world take a critical, highly international and often controversial perspective on the ADHD phenomenon - a condition that has reached global proportions, significantly affecting the lives of children, parents and teachers worldwide. This book raises a number of concerns often not covered by the material currently available to parents and practitioners. Critical New Perspectives on ADHD unpicks the myths surrounding the development of this phenomenon and leaves no stone unturned in its search for answers. An in-depth exploration into the reasons for the emergence and maintenance of ADHD lead to suggested explanations of the dominance of US psychiatric models and the need for new markets for major pharmaceutical companies, as well as the functions that ADHD diagnoses fulfil in families, classrooms and communities. In a world where moves to educational inclusion are paradoxically paralleled by the ever-increasing use of medication to control children's behaviour, this book scrutinises current accepted practice and offers alternative perspectives and strategies for teachers and other education professionals. This in an invaluable resource for anyone with a serious interest in ADHD and other behavioural difficulties
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Attention-deficit-disordered children -- Education.
Form Electronic book
Author Cohen, David, 1954-
Lloyd, Gwynedd, 1947-
Stead, Joan.
ISBN 0203008014
0415360366
0415360374
9780203008010
9780415360364
9780415360371