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A model for training parents and teachers of children with special needs


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This paper presents an integrated training model designed to promote networked community-based interventions for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The article begins with discussion of a multimodal approach to the care process and a description of some important theoretical assumptions. This is followed by a description of the training program, its structure, distinctive features and methodology. Finally, preliminary results are reported and discussed in three areas: the training model’s effectiveness for promoting an integrated view of children’s behaviors; improvements in parents’ and teachers’ management of challenging behaviors; and experience with the WHAAM application used.


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Educational Technology; eHealth education; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Functional Behavioral Assessment; Parent and teacher training; WHAAM application; Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17471/2499-4324/873

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Italian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET) | ISSN (print) 2532-4632 | ISSN (online) 2532-7720