Lou Phillips Posted January 26, 2004 Share Posted January 26, 2004 I am a trainee and I have been very pleased at the amount of time my course has spent discussing SEN and strategies for teaching. However, I am still a little in the dark on the issue of teaching pupils with (diagnosed or undiagnosed) Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. My parents are both teachers (now in FE) and they say that this disorder was largely unheard of when they started teaching and are rather sceptical about its actual existance. There were badly behaved kids who were dealt with and that was the end of it. Accepting that it is a medical condition, I am interested in finding out how do you engage these pupils? What are people's views on Ritalin and other drugs, especially in the light of certain documentaries and news items revealing how it is developing as a recreational drug and being bought and sold as any other? I appreciate that this a somewhat contraversial issue but it is something I am very interested in. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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