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Attention To Retention: Implications Of Institutional Practices Of Four-Year Colleges And Universities On Graduation Rates Of Students With Adhd, Paula L. Michael Dass Jan 2019

Attention To Retention: Implications Of Institutional Practices Of Four-Year Colleges And Universities On Graduation Rates Of Students With Adhd, Paula L. Michael Dass

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Advances in medication and support services in high schools have influenced the growing number of students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) enrolling in colleges and universities. Unfortunately, their lower graduation rates and extended time to graduation creates multiple challenges to themselves, their institution’s, and their communities. Limited information is available regarding how disability services impact graduation rates for students with ADHD in higher education. More information is needed about how the practices instituted by disability support center leaders in post-secondary institution’s impact the graduation rates of students with ADHD. Retention, a financial and ethical concern for universities ...


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder And The Impact On Adults Exiting School, Dana Lynn Kilroy May 2016

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder And The Impact On Adults Exiting School, Dana Lynn Kilroy

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this thesis study was to see if there was a connection between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and going on to attend college. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder commonly diagnosed in children during the developmental years that impedes on their abilities to pay attention and stay still, which could be detrimental in a school setting. Previous research shows that students with ADHD are not going on to attend college and to receive a higher level of education. Adults with ADHD tend to present their symptoms differently than they did when they were children. This thesis ...


Science, Symptoms, And Support Groups:Adhd In The American Cultural Context, Kealy D. Fallon May 2016

Science, Symptoms, And Support Groups:Adhd In The American Cultural Context, Kealy D. Fallon

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis is a cultural analysis of the behaviorally- and psychiatrically-defined disorder ADHD, socio-historically contextualizing it in the United States and exploring ethnographically how people affected by it talk about and organize their experience of its symptoms.


Best Practices For Including Students With Autism, Disabilities, And Special Needs In Environmental Education, Andrea M. Dumais Jan 2016

Best Practices For Including Students With Autism, Disabilities, And Special Needs In Environmental Education, Andrea M. Dumais

Undergraduate Honors Theses

There have been numerous studies conducted on the benefits of outdoor and environmental education for students with special needs, but there have been very few studies on how to include students with special needs in these education types. This study attempted to answer the question “What are the best practices for including children with special needs, autism, and disabilities in environmental education?” This research was completed for Thorne Nature Experience in hopes that it could benefit students with special needs at other outdoor and environmental education facilities in the future.

The data collection for this research included interviews and observation ...


Adhd In Young Boys: A Correlational Study Among Early Childhood Educators In Louisiana, Jessica Hart Stubbs May 2012

Adhd In Young Boys: A Correlational Study Among Early Childhood Educators In Louisiana, Jessica Hart Stubbs

Dissertations

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a psychiatric condition that has been increasingly diagnosed in young American children, with boys being diagnosed three times more frequently than their female peers. As a result, more children than ever are being treated with powerful stimulant medications which can have various desired and undesired effects. Early childhood curriculums have become more academic in nature, and early childhood teachers are under growing pressure to help their students master academic skills at earlier ages than ever before. Pharmaceutical companies aggressively market medications directly to consumers, promising improved academic and behavioral success for even the youngest children ...


Behavioral Factors Influencing Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Study Of Fourth Grade Behaviors, Lauren Miller Apr 2012

Behavioral Factors Influencing Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Study Of Fourth Grade Behaviors, Lauren Miller

Education Undergraduate Theses

“Let me see if Philip can Be a little gentleman Let me see, if he is able to sit still for once at table; thus Papa bade Phil behave; And Mamma look’d very grave. But fidgety Phil, He won’t sit still, He wriggles and giggles, and then, I declare swings backwards and forwards and tilts up his chair. (Hoffman)” This excerpt from Dr. Heinrich Hoffman’s poem, “The Story of Fidgety Philip,” written in 1845 is the first known description of a child with Attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder. Since 1845, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has become one of ...


We Need To Talk: Advancing Urban School Social Worker Knowledge Of Adhd And Collaboration With Teachers, Mery F. Diaz May 2011

We Need To Talk: Advancing Urban School Social Worker Knowledge Of Adhd And Collaboration With Teachers, Mery F. Diaz

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

The high prevalence of ADHD continues to present a challenge, particularly in high poverty urban schools. Low-income children of color are both more likely to be diagnosed with the disorder and more likely to be under-treated compared to their Caucasian peers. While significant attention is paid to what teachers across a variety of school settings know about ADHD, little is known about school social workers knowledge of ADHD. In addition, little is also known about the collaborative processes by which school social workers support teachers in addressing ADHD in urban schools. Utilizing a mixed-methods survey design, this study explored urban ...