An Overview ofADHD and a Case Study that Exhibits Behavior Typical of ADHD
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Attending a boarding school at the age of fifteen is a demanding and stressful experience for almost any child. A student with a learning disability is challenged even more than most other students, both in the classroom and in daily social circumstances. My particular case study for this paper suffers from symptoms associated with Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). By researching ADHD, and observing my case study, I was able to gain insight into the dynamic complications associated with this particular learning disability. The boarding school environment gave me the advantage of not only having the student in class but allowed me to observe the case study outside the classroom as well. This offered a chance to view him working on his studies after school and in numerous social settings and situations. This project has given me a new and better informed assessment of ADHD. Not only did I gain a better insight of the identifying characteristics of ADHD, but I also developed a better understanding of how to help students with the disability. A consistent, well thought out, personalized strategic plan is essential for the success of any child with ADHD. One must keep in mind that the diagnosis of ADHD is not fool proof and the symptoms of the disability are different for every sufferer. The key is to experiment with each child to determine what strategies work the best for success in the classroom.