Students Have Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )
The Problem and Its Investigation In classrooms across America, an increasing number of teachers are finding themselves frustrated when they encounter the inevitable student who has a hard time focusing on lessons long enough to understand the material, or finds it a challenge to stay seated without disrupting their classmates. Surprisingly, there are more of these students than one could imagine, as the chances are high that these students have Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a common behavioral disorder that affects up to 11% of children, with that percentage dropping as those people reach adulthood. However, most ADHD studies and research focus on young children and not their older counterparts. ADHD does exist in adolescents and young adults, but the same accommodations are not made for them in the classroom (or even work environment).
Statement of the Problem Because more children are being diagnosed with ADHD, and those students are still struggling to be successful in the higher levels of education, teachers need to be taught about the different strategies they can implement in their classroom to provide aid. The purpose of this project is to establish an understanding of how ADHD differs in students’ later years, and to provide different implementations that teachers can use. The following questions will be investigated:
1. What is ADHD and how is it diagnosed?
2. How does ADHD differ in adolescents and young adults when…