ADHD in Elementary Age Children


Elementary age children with ADHD often experience a range of struggles that can impact their academic success and social interactions. One of the most common difficulties is transitioning from one activity to the next, as children with ADHD can find it challenging to shift their focus and attention. This can lead to frustration, anxiety, and disruptive behaviors in the classroom. Parents and teachers can play a critical role in supporting these children by providing clear instructions and routines, as well as allowing for extra time to adjust to new situations. Additionally, providing positive reinforcement and emotional support can help build the child's confidence and sense of capability. However, it's important to recognize that ADHD is a complex condition that requires a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and management. This may include medication, behavioral therapy, and educational accommodations. It's also essential to communicate openly and frequently with the child's healthcare providers and teachers to ensure that they are receiving appropriate support and interventions. With the right strategies and support in place, elementary age children with ADHD can thrive in the classroom and beyond.

Year Manuscript Completed

Summer 2023

Senior Project Advisor

Tricia Jordan

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Educational Studies

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