Dispelling the myths and reframing how we view Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is the most common psychological disorder in children, it has been around for more than two hundred years and it is widely recognised among scientists. Yet it carries with it a big cloud of misunderstandings due to the spread of misinformation that creates the myths that persist in society. The goal is to provide an understanding of the neurobiological base of the condition and the severe impairments it may have on the children who have ADHD. Only then will be be able to dismiss the myths and provide appropriate support for the children in our care.
1. Understand what ADHD is
2. Understand the challenges of working with children with ADHD
3. Discuss myths and facts
4. Discuss the mental shifts that need to occur
5. Identify strategies to support the children in school
I have a Bachelor degree in Biology and a teaching license for grades 6-12 that I obtained in Rio de Janeiro, my home town. I’ve been working in education for 29 years and I have lived and worked in International School in Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Istanbul, Vienna, Eindhoven and Munich. I started teaching at the Bavarian International school in 2004 and until 2016 I was a member of the science department teaching science and IB biology. Then I switched to the learning support department where I currently work with children in grades 8-10.