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Anna GuestENG-105August 12, 2017Rebecca FoyCommentary of Age Groups with ADHDIf people are being asked what age group comes to mind when talking about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), what age group would they say? ADHD is stereotyped as a childhood only disorder. ADHD is really an all-ages disorder. There are three different types of ADHD that currently exists. According to the CHADD website about ADHD, the DSM-5 lists three presentations of the disorder—Predominantly Inattentive, Hyperactive-Impulsive and Combined (CHADD, 2017). They can affect any aged person. There could be similarities and differences between the different age levels. ADHD can affect people of all groups and sizes differently. The lack of knowledge about age groups and ADHD are detrimental to society and should be more expressed for children, adolescents, and adults.Children are individuals from birth to twelve years of age. This is the age group that is stereotyped for being the most common diagnosed group. Children usually display behavior issues when it comes to this disorder. Children with ADHD can be defiant, socially inept or aggressive (American Psychological Association, 2017). When the children are at school, usuallyteachers have things in place to help that child successfully get through class time. Teachers would have to be creative to effectively reach those students whose brains will not let them function the way that it should. According to Segal and Smith (2017), a teacher’s most effective 1
tool in helping a student with ADHD is a positive attitude (2017). Anything can be done to accommodate a student if they cannot focus.