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From The Huffington Post

By Daniel Patterson, Contributor


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: It’s estimated that approximately 11% of all children ages 4 to 17 have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. As with all diagnoses, its impact varies based on a myriad of factors including environment, support, intervention, and management. During my career in education, I worked alongside hundreds of teenagers with ADHD. I appreciate the significant landmines hidden on the road to success. As an English teacher and assistant principal, a great deal of energy was spent triaging various levels of fallout from the actions by or reactions to those affected by ADHD; these experiences shined a light onto the misconceptions and ill-advised management choices bestowed upon students with ADHD—ones that tend to exacerbate negative qualities in students.


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