Vision Education Facilitators support schools and teachers by providing PLD that deliberately assists staff to adapt their practice to support the achievement of students with high needs.
Some of the characteristics of effective practice for students with special educational needs are listed on the Special Education Needs page.
Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in childhood are persistent
overactivity, impulsiveness and inattention, although not all may be present.
Children receive a diagnosis if they have core symptoms of either attention problems or hyperactivity/impulsiveness, or both.
It is also necessary that:
- symptoms are present in more than one setting, such as home and school, or with more thanone caregiver, such as parents and grandparents
- symptoms result in significant impairment
- the core problems have been present for at least six months – though in the vast majority of instances they have been present since the first years of life
- the problems have begun before the age of seven years of age.
New Zealand Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Ministry of Health (2001)