2014 Volume 6 Pages 81-92
According to the recent surveys, it is reported that approximately 40% among children registered at children's self-reliance support facilities have developmental disorders. Especially, children with AD/HD attract attention of people. Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare mentioned that the ratio of children with developmental disorders in those facilities was 42.6%. In this questionnaire survey, it was found that many dormitory staffs felt difficulties on teachings and supports for children with AD/HD, and also they felt difficulties on dealing with their various behavioral problems which were secondary induced from characteristics of AD/HD. In future, the dormitory staffs at those facilities will be required higher specialty about the education of children with developmental disorders. In addition, special support plans for children with developmental disorders should be made individually, side by side with existing self-reliance support plans, and also the dormitory staffs should cooperate with the coordinators who are posted at the branch schools for enhancement of special needs education.