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Unrealistic Expectations: Does ADHD Medication Make a Lasting Difference to Academic Achievement?

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Schools have been working with children with symptoms of hyperactivity for decades; however, the management of hyperactivity (particularly ADHD) has changed drastically especially when it comes to the treatment of symptoms. In the US today, “11% of children between 4 and 17 years-old have been diagnosed with the disorder.” According to studies, “between half and two-thirds of those [diagnosed] are put on medication, a decision often influenced by a child’s difficulties at school.” Given this data, I am encouraged by recent studies that suggest despite “the widespread use of stimulant medications to treat hyperactivity” there is growing evidence that we may have unrealistic expectations regarding the lasting impact of ADHD medication on academic achievement. Learn more from Katherine Sharpe’s blog post from tlb


About principalaim

Head of Lower School & Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Louisville Collegiate School

2 comments on “Unrealistic Expectations: Does ADHD Medication Make a Lasting Difference to Academic Achievement?

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    July 17, 2014

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    • principalaim
      July 17, 2014

      Thank you for your feedback and suggestion. I definitely want to make it as easy as possible for followers to access links to articles/blogs. tlb

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