Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder In High School

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Amanda Morin states, “In grade school, increasing workloads can be hard for students to keep up with. For some kids, this is when symptoms of ADHD first become noticeable—and your child’s teacher may see signs before you do” (Morin, 2014). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects many children worldwide, and because of symptoms like attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness, the disorder can also affect the children’s schooling. Schooling can be difficult for many students, but students with ADHD have a more strenuous time in school than other normal students. Many different difficulties can occur during a child’s schooling because of ADHD, but there are also many various methods that can be followed to help maintain …show more content…
A doctor from Massachusetts General Hospital describes, “Multiple-part verbal directions, such as requesting a student “turn to page 133 in your math book, complete problems 1-6, then begin reading pages 20-25 in your history book,” may be confusing. Homework assignments and textbooks may be forgotten or misplaced frequently, and papers and notebooks may be quite cluttered” (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, 2010). These are many different problems that can occur in a child with ADHD, but there are also various ways to help a child focus on a task at hand. Motivation can help inspire a child to take on different study methods that can help them complete a task, for example, if a child likes to play sports and is very interested in them a parent could help a child study while they play their favorite sport. Speaking to the child’s teacher about programs the child could be placed in or modifying the child’s homework are methods that can help the child complete a task and will allow them to be prepared for the future. Failure to complete a task is a way that ADHD affects schooling, but another way ADHD affects a child is classroom

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