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Effects Of The Diagnostic Label "Adhd " On Peer Judgment, Jared Toone May 2006

Effects Of The Diagnostic Label "Adhd " On Peer Judgment, Jared Toone

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Diagnostic labels are frequently used with children exhibiting symptoms of learning and behavioral disorders. The effect that such labels have on the labeled children as well as their peers is not completely understood. In the present study, the effects of the label "ADHD" on peer acceptance were examined. Fourth- and fifth-grade boys and girls viewed a video of a peer listening to teacher instruction and working on a worksheet. For half of the participants, the child in the video was labeled as having ADHD, while the other participants were told nothing about the child. After viewing the video, the children ...