ATTENTION DEFICIT – HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER EDUCATIONAL APPROACHES TO STUDENTS WITH ADHD WITHIN THE SCHOOL FRAMEWORK AS WELL AS PARENTS’ COUNSELING THROUGH A CASE STUDY

V. Thomopoulou

Special Education (GREECE)
ADHD (Attention Deficit – Hyperactivity Disorder) is considered to be one of the most common childhood disorders also apparent through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms are related to the child’s difficulty in concentrating and focusing its attention on specific stimuli as well as monitoring its behavior and mobility. The ADHD major symptoms are attention deficit, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Even though it is deemed normal for a child to be sometimes inattentive, hyperactive or impulsive, yet children with ADHD appear with these behaviors more often and to a larger extent. Nowadays, the number of hyperactive students is continuously growing, year after year, and the need to find educational approaches and counseling to parents having children with ADHD is regarded more than imperative in order to improve these students’ learning level and self-image. This kind of education demands a lot of devotion on behalf of educators and parents in order to accomplish both child’s progress and society’s maturity in these kind of matters.