Special Educational Needs Autism and ADHD

Special Educational Needs Autism and ADHD
Rapport Issue


Publication Date

September 28th 2006


Joanna Goodman

The BBC recently reported survey findings showing that more than one third of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been excluded from school - some of them permanently. The Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS) conducted a survey of 526 families as part of the first national ADHD awareness week. Sadly, 80 percent of respondents also felt that their child with ADHD had low self-esteem compared with other children. This research highlights the problems faced at school by children with learning and behavioural disorders, their disproportionate exclusion rates compared with other groups and the challenge that they present to their teachers, families and peers. The dilemma is that, for all but the most extreme...


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