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UK Teachers and ADHD

Teachers’¬†experience and understanding of ADHD

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Teachers' currently teach or have taught pupils with ADHD

%

Teachers' agree ADHD has a significant impact on a child or student's overall life chances

%

Teachers' feel uninformed about ADHD (Self-declared. Actual knowledge not tested)

%

Teachers' are concerned about the negative impact of teaching someone with ADHD on their ability teach all those in the class.

%

Teachers' NOT confident that pupils showing signs of ADHD can access appropriate services and support

Teachers’ ability to recognize ADHD traits.

The high scores here may suggest that teacher’s are much less understanding of ADHD than they personally report. Figures show known ADHD traits and how many teachers considered them to be a symptom of ADHD.

%

Teachers' did NOT recognise a short attention span to be a symptom of ADHD

%

Teachers' did NOT recognise hyperactivity to be a symptom of ADHD

%

Teachers' did NOT recognise impulsive behaviour to be a symptom of ADHD

%

Teachers' did NOT recognise difficulty with organisation to be a symptom of ADHD

%

Teachers' did NOT recognise difficulty interacting socially to be a symptom of ADHD

Teachers’ indications on whether ADHD students get appropriate help

%

Teachers' do NOT think their school has a good structure in place for supporting ADHD diagnosed pupils

%

Teachers' do NOT agree that ADHD is a mental health condition

%

Teachers' will NOT always refer a pupil they suspect to have ADHD to a health professional

%

Teachers' believe they have undiagnosed ADHD pupils in their classroom

%

Teachers' do NOT know how to refer suspected ADHD pupils for further support

Teachers’ receiving the support they need to teach pupils with ADHD

%

Teachers' have NOT received training on teaching students with ADHD

%

Teachers' say they have NOT received adequate training and have the support needed in order to themselves support pupils with ADHD symptoms

%

Teachers' concerned about the lack of resources and specialist support available to support pupils with ADHD

Teachers’ opinion on how pupils with ADHD experience school

%

Teachers' think ADHD students perform worse at school

%

Teachers' think pupils with ADHD are often shunned, isolated or not included by those around them (e.g. other children, young people, teachers or their wider community)

%

Teachers' consider that ADHD is not well recognised or understood within society

%

Teachers' concerned on the effect on the child's/ student's life chances (e.g. opportunities for education attainment, employment, avoidance of the criminal justice system)

%

Teachers' concerned about the risk of pupil's with ADHD being bullied

Teachers’ understanding of mental health conditions compared

%

Teachers' feel uninformed about ADHD

%

Teachers' feel uninformed about Autism

%

Teachers' feel uninformed about Anxiety

%

Teachers' feel uninformed about Depression

%

Teachers' feel uninformed about Eating Disorders

From the COMRES Primary and Secondary Teacher Survey

803 currently employed teacher’s surveyed. Equallty split between primary and secondary. Full data tables available on the link. Survey run between 8th and 22nd August 2017. Very litle has changed so we therefore consider them to remain broadly representative of the present day situation.