Education and ADHD - 1 Adiamond Gantt ENG-105 Victoria Smith ADHD in the Classroom When a child suffers from ADHD he or she is not the only one effected

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Adiamond GanttENG-105September 26, 2016Victoria SmithADHD in the ClassroomWhen a child suffers from ADHD, he or she is not the only one effected by the disease. A mandatory part of a child’s life concerns their education and children with ADHD are of no exception to this systematic experience. For students dealing with ADHD, this illness by nature follows them into the classroom often resulting in a more difficult learning experience. When ADHD is displayed in the classroom there are academic challenges for the student, more disruptions in the classroom, and the student has a hard time following directions understanding rules.A child’s academic experience is grossly impacted by ADHD being apparent in the classroom. Spira and Fische (2010) state that for some children, ADHD begins to take a toll on their education as early as pre-school. (“Puffin School”) has drawn conclusions to say that duringpre-school and kindergarten, the brain develops from seventy percent to ninety percent of its potential adult size. During this time, a great deal of basic education building blocks are formed. Unfortunately, the disease hinders these children from gaining the most out of their pre-school experience; which often results in poor academic performance in the future. McGee and colleagues (1991) conducted a study that followed preschoolers with ADHD up until ages seven and nine and then again at fifteen with ADHD through age fifteen. By fifteen these individuals 1

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