Suburban and Rural Elementary Teachers' Knowledge of the Role of Ritalin in the Treatment of Elementary Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Publication Year:
2002
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Repository URL:
https://mds.marshall.edu/etd/50
Author(s):
Barrett, Vicki R.
Tags:
Child Psychiatric Medications; Elementary Education; Disability and Equity in Education; Education; Special Education and Teaching; Behavior disorders in children; Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - Treatment; Ritalin - Usage
thesis / dissertation description
The present study examined teachers’ knowledge concerning the effects of Ritalin of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Two school districts were studied with the premise that a school district’s wealth had an effect on the level of teachers’ knowledge of students with ADHD. The Maryland Avenue Elementary School, which is part of the Bexley School District, located in a suburban area in Franklin County Ohio, was selected as the wealthy school district in this study. The Eastern Elementary School, which is part of the Meigs Local School District, located in rural southeastern Ohio in Meigs County was selected as the poor school district in this study.Surveys examining the teachers’ knowledge of students with ADHD were sent to both school districts. Twenty of twenty-one teachers responded on the surveys sent to the Maryland Avenue Elementary School. Twenty-six of forty teachers responded on the surveys sent to the Eastern Elementary School. The results of these surveys are examined and summarized in the present study.