Effect of Educational Program on Elementary School Teachers’ Knowledge, Attitude, and Classroom Management Techniques Regards Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderAsma Mohammed Ali Alabd, Soha Kamel Mesbah, Mohammad Alboliteeh
Background: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood and can profoundly affect the academic achievement, well-being, and social interactions of children. Teachers play an important role in the diagnosis of ADHD because of their daily contact with students in a range of pertinent situations.
Aim of the study: Evaluate the effect of educational program on knowledge, attitude and classroom management technique among elementary school teachers in Hail City towards attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A quasi-experimental design was used to conduct the current study in four Saudi elementary school in Hail City (2 females & 2 males elementary school) during the period from March 2018 to May 2018.
Subjects: A sample of convenience of 95 teachers working in the previously elementary school. Tools: One tool were utilized for data collection, Self-administrated Questionnaire: The tool was divided into four parts, I) personal characteristics of studied sample, II) the knowledge of Attention Deficit Disorders Scale (KADDS), III) Teachers’ beliefs about and attitudes toward ADHD, and IV) Perception of classroom management techniques.
Results: Findings showed that mean score regarding ADHD knowledge, attitude, and classroom management technique were significantly higher after than before program with highly significant association between knowledge, attitude, and classroom management technique.
Conclusion: ADHD educational program was effective in improving teachers’ knowledge, attitude, and classroom management technique.
Recommendation: The results indicated the need to increase awareness about ADHD and importance of adopting classroom management technique in order to deal with ADHD children through health education programs to teachers were needed.