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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional
On-line version ISSN 2175-3539
REIS, Maria das Graças Faustino and CAMARGO, Dulce Maria Pompêo de. School practices and Academic performance of students with ADHD. Psicol. Esc. Educ. (Impr.) [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.1, pp.89-100. ISSN 2175-3539. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-85572008000100007.
This article reports the results from the research work which objects the critical and profound study about the ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) in the courses for teachers' development in College Education, under its various dimensions - social, cultural, pedagogical, biological. The investigation focused on five adults with diagnosis for ADHD. The methodology used was the Case Study, developed from the Oral History as a source of data. The results that were obtained suggest that the study, proposed in the research, may contribute significantly for the teachers to know determining factors of the school performance of students with this disorder, as well as to guide them in the search of partnership with other professionals - doctors and psychologists, for example - when such partnership becomes necessary.
Keywords : Undergraduate education; Teacher education; ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity).