Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture

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Webb, Jennifer

Committee Member/Reader

Turner, Alison

Committee Member/Second Reader

Speight, Renee


This paper identifies interventions that primary schools should implement to make their physical environments more conducive to learning for students with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and, by extension, the entire student body. The school environment's impact on children is often underestimated, leaving children to be blamed for issues that could have been prevented. This oversight is mainly caused by a general need for more understanding of these students and this environment's vital role because of the limited research on both. The evidence-based interventions developed are based on a review of research on the impact of the school environment and ADHD in children. This research was focused on children in primary school, mainly Kindergarten through 6th grade. The research focused on the role of nature, light, and classroom organization to identify seven interventions that can potentially improve the school environment. Further research is needed to test these interventions and better understand the relationship between the school environment and student success.


Primary School, ADHD, Physical Learning Environment, Academic Achievement

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