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Rosemary Tannock: Multimedia resources for teachers

Rosemary Tannock

Rosemary Tannock, PhD, holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Special Education and Adaptive Technology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in the University of Toronto. Also, she is a senior scientist at SickKids and a professor of Psychiatry and Special Education & Adaptive Instruction at the University of Toronto. Her clinical research program investigates the causes and treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), with a specific focus on its cognitive manifestations and overlap with learning disabilities. Most recently she and her colleagues have developed an integrated set of multimedia resources on ADHD for teachers, most of which are available on the associated public-domain website.

Research Activities

In her clinical research program, Dr. Tannock investigates cognitive mechanisms and treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and co-occurring disorders. Dr. Tannock developed TeachADHD™, a tool used to provide teachers and other education professionals with resources and materials that have been developed specifically to bridge the substantial gap between current neuroscientific understanding of ADHD and classroom practice. These resources and materials are relevant for teaching and supporting students who are inattentive, off-task, fidgety, restless, disorganized, and have problems remembering and following instructions whether or not they have received a diagnosis of ADHD.

Moving Science to the Real World

SickKids strives to identify, promote and advocate for evidence-based solutions to address key child health issues in Canada.  A key strategic focus is how we can facilitate the rapid uptake of new knowledge and increase our impact. Knowledge translation focuses on ensuring that our science finds its way into the hands of people who can use it to improve health and well-being.  This typically includes a wide and diverse audience of families, health practitioners, decision makers, policy makers, industry, media, advocacy organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other researchers.  We are interested in how best to bridge this science to practice gap more efficiently and effectively, and we encourage our researchers to practice knowledge translation by sharing their research broadly so it can have a bigger and better impact on the world.  

This video is part of a series that features researchers who have excelled in their knowledge translation efforts.  In sharing their stories, we hope to provide inspiration within SickKids and beyond, to encourage the development and study of new efforts to bring our research findings to the real world.

Watch the video! Out of the lab and into the classroom

Rosemary Tannock