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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-12941: Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 22 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what research on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in education settings (a) is being carried out and (b) has been completed.

Answered by: John Swinney 4 December 2017

The Scottish Government has committed to commissioning independent research into the experiences of children, young people, parents, school staff (including support staff), education authorities and their partners in relation to additional support for learning. The findings of the independent research will be used to inform the final version of the guidance on the presumption of mainstreaming, future policy development and reporting on additional support for learning. Where there are research findings which relate to ADHD, these will be taken into account.