Teachers Pay Attention to Attention Problems First
A survey reveals that teachers are usually the first to suggest that a child be screened for AD/HD.
A survey of physicians and psychiatrists who treat children with AD/HD in Washington, D.C., reveals that teachers are usually the first to suggest that a child be screened for AD/HD. Conducted by researchers at the Montgomery Center for Research in Child and Adolescent Development in Poolesville, Maryland, the survey shows that teachers first suggested the possibility of AD/HD for 46% of the children treated. Parents followed at 30%, and primary-care physicians scored 11%. The remaining 14% of AD/HD cases were first detected by school personnel, psychologists, and others.