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1st Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

Initiation of a Programme in schools to meet the needs of children with ADD/ADHD

WHEREAS it has been widely acknowledged internationally and/or locally that approximately 8 to 10% of children and adults suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD);

AND WHEREAS lack of diagnosis results in such children in preschools, primary and secondary schools being described as unmanageable, impetuous and possessing bad behaviour;

AND WHEREAS the interventions into such dysfunctional behaviour can be described to be less than successful;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Ministry of Education initiate a programme in schools to:

  1. identify children with ADD/ADHD;
  2. train teachers to manage such students in the classroom; and
  3. implement a long-term strategy in schools to assist children, so identified.

(By Member for Tabaquite)

First Debated: 26-Feb-2016
Approved on: 22-Apr-2016
Speakers in the:
House of Representatives
26-Feb-2016 House Debate Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (543.5 kb)
Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Health]
Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Opposition Member]
22-Apr-2016 House Debate Day 2 | Hansard PDF icon (489.6 kb)
Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Tobago East] [Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Fyzabad] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Anthony Garcia, MP [Arima] [Minister of Education]
Mrs. Christine Newallo-Hosein, MP [Cumuto/Manzanilla] [Opposition Member]
Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
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