FINAL DRAFT Commentary ESSAY.docx - 1 Vanessa L Koltsidas ENG 105 August 7 2018 Jan Wakefield-Darvas The Impact on Education Due to ADHD Getting through

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Vanessa L. Koltsidas ENG 105 August 7, 2018 Jan Wakefield-Darvas The Impact on Education Due to ADHD Getting through school can be difficult for any student especially when considering the social and academic pressure of today’s society. This is increasingly difficult if the student has been diagnosed with ADHD. This disorder is growing at an alarming rate. Over 6 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD in the U.S., with 62% of those children taking medication to help regulate their symptoms (CDC “Key Findings”, 2018). The most noticeable traits of ADHD are hyperactivity, inability to focus, and impulsive behavior (Venkareddy & Mane, 2017). Students that are affected by ADHD have a harder time engaging in the classroom and exercising their social skills. Being able to complete the simplest of tasks is sometimes challenging for a child with this disorder. Any child growing up with ADHD is more likely to struggle in an education setting, due to the fact that they are struggling with their disorder. ADHD greatly affects how a student develops and learns through their social and academic skills, as well as, how they view themselves (Golden, Grace, Kanchana, Kanniammal, & Arullapan, 2018). Children with ADHD have a much harder time of developing their self- esteem than other children their age (Golden et al., 2018). If a child does not see themselves as valued, they are more likely to withdraw or act out. This makes dealing with daily social
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