House of Representatives


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

House of Representatives - 1st Session - 11th Republican Parliament

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)

26 Feb 2016
House Debate Day 1Hansard
3 speakersShow Speakers
1. Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
2.The Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh [St. Joseph] [Minister of Health]
3.Senator Dr. Tim Gopeesingh [Caroni East] [Opposition Member]
22 Apr 2016
House Debate Day 2Hansard
5 speakersShow Speakers
1.The Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy [Tobago East] [Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister]
2. Dr. Lackram Bodoe [Fyzabad] [Opposition Member]
3.The Honourable Anthony Garcia [Arima] [Minister of Education]
4.Mrs. Christine Newallo-Hosein [Cumuto/Manzanilla] [Opposition Member]
5. Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]