According to the National Resource Center for ADHD, roughly 7% (129 million) of American children age 18 and under experience symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Over the last decade, the rate of childhood ADHD diagnoses has risen and according to the Centers for Disease Control, the disorder has become a leading childhood chronic condition in this country.
While unaddressed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can result in academic underachievement- a primary concern for parents and teachers- it also carries immediate and long term implications for health, safety and productivity. Children with ADHD are twice as likely to drop out of high school, 11 times more likely to forgo a 4-year degree and 11 times more likely to be unemployed in their 20s and early 30s. They also have 2-8 times more traffic accidents and/or infractions.
If you’re concerned that your child or teen may struggle with ADHD, early intervention is key to his or her school success.
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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
You may be familiar with the more prevalent signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, but what about subtle cues? Click here for a closer look at ADHD signs and symptoms.
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