Impact of ADHD on a Child's Schooling Essay.docx - Maci Miedema ENG-105 February 6 2018 Professor Cooperman The Impact of ADHD on a Child\u2019s Schooling

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Maci Miedema ENG-105 February 6, 2018 Professor Cooperman The Impact of ADHD on a Child’s Schooling ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders that is found in children. For many, school can be very challenging and difficult but even more so for those who struggle with ADHD. The Journal of Pediatric Psychology states in an article titled “Academic and Educational Outcomes of Children With ADHD”, “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with poor grades, poor reading and math standardized test scores, and increased grade retention. Children in community samples who show symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity with or without formal diagnoses of ADHD also show poor academic and educational outcomes” (Loe, 2007). ADHD makes school very difficult for children that struggle with it because it prevents them from being able to demonstrate the necessary principles, such as sitting still, staying focused, and staying on task, that are important for succeeding in school. What is ADHD? What are the symptoms? ADHD, originally known as ADD, is a mental disorder that causes symptoms such as hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inability to remain focused and on task. According to the 2015 statistics recorded by the CDC, the number of diagnoses of ADD or ADHD in the US has greatly elevated 43 percent between 2003 and 2011 which makes a total of approximately 6 million US children (CDC, 2018). There are many symptoms of ADHD.
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