Prevalence of Behavioral Symptoms Leading to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Among Grade I Learners
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 70-78
Received: May 18, 2017; Accepted: May 27, 2017; Published: Sep. 18, 2017
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Bernardo Asperin Zabala Jr, Department of Graduate School, Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology, Cabanatuan City, Philippines
Joycel Ann Sta. Ana Manabat. MAEd, Ulanin – Pitak Elementary School, Department of Education, Ulanin – Pitak, Jaen, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
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Abstract
Every child is a unique individual. The way children act or behave in a particular situation may differ from one another. The study identified the prevalence of ADHD symptoms among Grade I learners as observed by their teachers. Descriptive method was utilized. Questionnaire, interview guide, and observation were the instrument used in 17 respondents. It revealed that academic performance level of identified learners to have ADHD symptoms varies. Learners have low academic performance level while others have average academic performance level. Teachers employed various measures to address identified learners to have ADHD symptoms on aggressiveness, inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsiveness and depression. Various management practices were used by Grade I teachers to address identified Grade I learners to have ADHD symptoms on aggressiveness, inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsiveness and depression to manage and control the behaviour of their learners. The combination of different management practices served as the best management practices to successfully manage and take control on the behaviour of identified learner.
Keywords
Hyperactivity, Impulsiveness, Depression
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Bernardo Asperin Zabala Jr, Joycel Ann Sta. Ana Manabat. MAEd, Prevalence of Behavioral Symptoms Leading to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Among Grade I Learners, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2017, pp. 70-78. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20170605.11
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