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TOPIC: 8 Ways to Help Kids with ADHD Succeed in School

8 Ways to Help Kids with ADHD Succeed in School 27 Sep 2013 18:25 #277

8 Ways to Help Kids with ADHD Succeed in School
Posted September 27, 2013 by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.

Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a neurobiological disorder characterized by inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity, tend to have a harder time in school because of the disorder.

“Research suggests that children with ADHD exhibit deficits in cognitive and achievement testing, lower grades, and an increased use of special education services in comparison with the general population,” said Jacqueline Iseman, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Potomac, Maryland.

Kids with ADHD also are more likely to need tutoring, repeat a grade or have learning difficulties, she added. So how can you help them do well in school?

They’re more easily distracted by outside noise and their own thoughts, said Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and coach who specializes in ADHD. They’re typically disorganized. For instance, they forget to bring assignments home or take completed homework to school, leading to lower grades, she said.


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