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"Helicopter children" and "butterfly brains" ADHD: perceptions, issues and implications

"Helicopter children" and "butterfly brains" ADHD: perceptions, issues and implications

Maras, Pamela F., Redmayne, Terry, Hall, Claire, Braithwaite, Deborah and Prior, Philip (1997) "Helicopter children" and "butterfly brains" ADHD: perceptions, issues and implications. Educational and Child Psychology, 14 (1). pp. 39-50. ISSN 0267-1611

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This paper starts from the premise that ADHD may apply to a small proportion of children and
young people who experience particular difficulties that can best be described under the broad
umbrella term emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBDs). We propose that just as with
EBDs, there is a growing amount of folklore inherent in common perceptions of ADHD and that
perceptions are directly related to professional practice. We introduce preliminary findings from
The University of Greenwich Kent EBD Project (Maras & Hall, 1996) and consider inter and
intra professional relationships, perceptions, attitudes, actions, emotions and awareness in terms
of ADHD specifically and EBDs generally. Implications for current, and the development of
future, policy and practice are discussed

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The complete volume has the title ADHD: Perspectives from Educational Psychology and has the following ISBN: 1 85433 236 8
Uncontrolled Keywords: ADHD, EBDs, perceptions, attitudes
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
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