Date of Award


Document Type

Non Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education



Capstone Instructor

Tami Skinner


attention deficit, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, school-age care


It is estimated more than two million American children are bouncing off the walls with it. Newspaper headlines are calling attention to it as its focus shifts to the political arena. Attention Deficit (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders to affect children. But are these children hyperactive or just active? Significant research has been conducted on this subject to convey what attention deficit and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is-and what it is not, but for school age care professionals, it is necessary to determine the practical implications and how they relate to their lmowledge and preparedness to work with children in school age care programs.


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