Academic and Educational Outcomes of Children with Adhd

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Academic and Educational Outcomes of Children with ADHD


Denise DeWalt


This article covers the topic of outcomes as it relates to children with ADHD. They address five very important questions that relate to these students. They also discuss and share that research has come up with very few positive solutions that help academic outcomes with those diagnosed with ADHD. My research left me with more questions than answers as I found that there are very divisive opinions surrounding the topic of ADHD and its legitimacy.

This article is focused on the outcomes of children with ADHD with special focus on academic success. It is unfortunate that they end their study with the quote, “ We remain ill informed about how to improve academic and educational outcomes of children with ADHD, despite decades of research on diagnosis, prevalence and short-term treatment effects (Loe et al, 2007).” The writers of this article have a real passion for finding answers for kids who struggle with ADHD. As they were researching these outcomes, they came up with five questions. 1) What are the academic and educational characteristics of children with ADHD? 2) Are academic and educational problems transient or persistent? 3) What are the academic characteristics of children with symptoms of ADHD but without formal diagnosis? 4) How do treatments affect academic and educational outcomes? And 5) How should we design future research to determine which treatments improve academic and educational outcomes of children with ADHD? I found that this article gave me a lot more information about ADHD. It is difficult to do research on issues like this because it is unethical to purposely not treat students that are displaying ADHD behaviors for the sake of research and a control group. They also opened my eyes to understanding that some children lean more towards the hyperactivity where others struggle more with the inattention. ADHD also is considered a...
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