Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly detected disorders in childhood. Estimates that it affects about 5% of school-age children (e.g.: Selikowitz, 2010). The classic symptoms,characterized by a triad of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, may lead to learning difficulties and behavioral disorders but also other harmful implications for family life, school achievement and peer relationships.Thus, we understand the need for developing proper intervention toward this population, involving family andthe school community as much as possible. In this sense, this paper presents the pilot evaluation of a program,called “Me and my ADHD”, developed for a group of adolescents with ADHD, in a school in Braga city. Theprogram comprised nine sessions to be held with students, three with parents and with teachers. In order toevaluate the impact of the program, it was used as a measure of pre- and post-test the Strengths and DifficultiesQuestionnaire, Portuguese version – SDQ-por (SDQinf, 2005) for young people, and there has been an improvement trend in some subscales apart of a positive perception of the effect of the program by the parents and teachers. Based on the program outlined and the results, we discuss the data and its limitations.
- Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder
- School context