How Does ADHD Affect Children's Education?

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Literature Review Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects children in many different ways. It is perceived as a disability to children. Research shows that ADHD effects children’s academics, educational progress, and development. It is manifested at home, at school, and in social settings. How does ADHD affect children’s education? Can this childhood disorder keep children from progressing in their academic studies? To help answer these questions two theoretical perspectives, The Symbolic Interactionism Perspective and The Social Reaction Theory, are examined. Symbolic Interactionism is a micro sociological perspective. It says that human behavior is influenced by definitions and meanings that are created and maintained through …show more content…

Research within the disciplines of psychiatry and criminology has increasingly identified a link between ADHD, delinquency and crime. So far, consideration of ADHD from sociological perspectives has been limited, while it has been virtually ignored as a diagnosis with social impact and a popular phenomenon within Australia. Some researchers used the sociology of deviance to illustrate the value of sociological perspectives and to explore questions about the impact of ADHD that psycho-medical perspectives cannot. (Champagne, …show more content…

It also shows evidence that it hinders their education progression. In observing the ten students at the afterschool program, only three of them had been diagnosed with ADHD. However, four of them exhibited signs and symptoms of ADHD, but had never been evaluated for it. Compared to the four that did not exhibit any signs or symptoms of ADHD, these six students had lower grades and required more tutoring because they had trouble comprehending their work. There was notable learning disabilities seen in reading, math, and spelling. They often became frustrated and were disciplined often for behavior problems. The subjects were at conflict with each other, parents, and teaches. The questionnaires completed by parents and teachers of the participants confirmed that the students do have ADHD. The students that were not previously diagnosed were given referrals to a physician of their parents’ choice for further evaluation. The articles that were reviewed for this showed evidence that ADHD effects does hinder children’s educational progression and cause deviant

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  • Explains that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects children in many different ways. it is perceived as a disability to children.
  • Explains that symbolic interactionism is a micro sociological perspective. it assumes that people transmit and receive symbolic communication when they socially interact.
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