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1Final Draft of a CommentaryJohn JackowickENG-105April 15, 2018, Jim Higuera
2Final Draft of a CommentaryImpact of ADHD on a Child’s SchoolingADHD is a disorder that affects millions of school-age children. This disorder is neurological, and the main difficulty is attention. Many people, including parents and teachers, view the behavioral outburst as bad behavior. The cause of the behavior is frustration on the child’s part to due to this disorder causing problems with learning. The symptoms can be like certain types of learning disorders. “In 2003, a study showed over 50% of cases diagnosed with ADHD were suggested by teachers” (Hogea, L., Aungurence, M., Anghel, T., 2017). Understanding how to seize the attention of the child and then assist them on focusing in a way that is beneficial to them to stay focused. Looking for ways to have a positive impact can bring about great success academically and socially. The most common behaviors misunderstood as symptoms of ADHD can be found within the family, school, and social environment. Children who act out at home may exhibit behaviors that could concern parents if their child has ADHD. The temper-tantrums or meltdowns are not uncommon as most parents view this as the child developing learning skills. The behavior difficulties can cause emotional conflicts in family relationships usually starting in school-aged children. “Parenting stress is a byproduct of, and contributor to, inadequate family performance. High parenting stress is related to high levels of discord in the home.” (Haydicky, J., Shecter, C., Weiner, J., Ducharme, J., 2015). Gauging a child’s developmental milestones and communication with the child’s doctor can lead to a proper evaluation of the behaviors. Trying to decide whether the behavior relates to