Date of Award

12-2009

Embargo Period

4-12-2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) BEd (Primary) (Hons)

Faculty

Education

School

Education

First Advisor

Marion Shields

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)

Abstract

Boys are diagnosed five times more frequently than girls with Attention Deficit (ADHD). Further, teachers are finding it hard to cope with boys with ADHD due to a lack of understanding about ADHD symptoms and boys' personalities. Frequently medication has become the first option in addressing these issues. This research study examined current practices used for boys with behaviour problems as well as trialling a number of alternative approaches such as music therapy, aromatherapy, yoga, building and construction, gardening and computer generated learning. During the implementation phase, teachers were closely observed and then participated in an in-depth interview with the researcher.

Through this exploratory study the data has revealed behavioural improvements as a result of the varying strategies and has demonstrated that alternative strategies may be a better option than medication for these boys with behavioural problems, including ADHD.

Comments

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access this thesis from Avondale College Library (371.9408341 R27).

Every effort has been made to contact the author of this thesis to gain their permission. If the author objects to this thesis being online please email research@avondale.edu.au

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