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Virtual Reality to train teachers in ADHD detection
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of a Virtual Reality (VR) system to train the detection abilities of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by means of simulations of explorations in undergraduate education students. Teachers are often the first ones to recognize or suspect Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. Even though teachers can't diagnose ADHD, they can inform what they've noticed, and give advice to look for a psychologist to evaluate the child. Training for teachers in this area is limited, and this study is a contribution towards improving the situation. Learning in a VR environment can be more effective and motivated than traditional methods. This technology provides trainees simulations of real life situations where they can learn by doing. Fifty-two voluntary undergraduate education students participated in the study.

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Gutierrez-Maldonado, J., Andres-Pueyo, A. & Talarn-Caparros, A. (2015). Virtual Reality to train teachers in ADHD detection. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 769-772). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 12, 2019 from .

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