Raymond SnyderENG-10510-27-2019Tennille FeldbushThe Impact of ADHD on SchoolworkAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurological disability that affects approximately five to twelve percent of all children (). This condition negatively affects many aspects of a child’s life, particularly when it comes to school. The disadvantageous results that this condition has on the human brain is a major deterrent to a child’s success in school as “a healthy brain [is what] allows them to experience positive development” (). This lack of positive development therefore has the potential for lifelong negative implications if not appropriately handled at a young age.“Underachievement in school is a hallmark characteristic” of a child dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which is unsurprising as 90% of these students experience great difficulty in the classroom (-school-performance). This disorder is so debilitating that those who experience it “[lag] behind their peers as much as 30 percent” (-on-school-performance). These statistics convey the breadth and depth of this malady, exhibiting just how impactful it is to their success as a student. The difficulty that they experience in their endeavor to succeed is caused by multiple factors.
Many children in classrooms nationwide suffer from a myriad of effects due to ADHD.