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ADHD challenges for high schoolers FAQs

What challenges do students with ADHD face?

A changing school environment

School can present challenges for many children with ADHD. Because ADHD symptoms include difficulty with attention regulation, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, which can affect planning, organizing, and managing behavior, many children with ADHD struggle with change.


What challenges does a child with ADHD have in school?

Since students with ADHD are often in trouble, they are unable to deal with criticism and can become defiant and hostile. This can damage their whole attitude to school and to learning, and they may ultimately give up on education. It's very important to show that education has not given up on them.

Can ADHD make you fail school?

College students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a harder time making it to graduation than their peers do, a new study suggests.

What challenges do older students and adults with ADHD have?

Many adults with ADHD aren't aware they have it — they just know that everyday tasks can be a challenge.


  • Impulsiveness.

  • Disorganization and problems prioritizing.

  • Poor time management skills.

  • Problems focusing on a task.

  • Trouble multitasking.

  • Excessive activity or restlessness.

  • Poor planning.

  • Low frustration tolerance.

8 Discipline Strategies for Kids With ADHD

  1. Provide Positive Attention. Hello Africa / Getty Images. ...

  2. Give Effective Instructions. ...

  3. Praise Your Child's Effort. ...

  4. Use Time-Out When Necessary. ...

  5. Ignore Mild Misbehaviors. ...

  6. Allow for Natural Consequences. ...

  7. Establish a Reward System. ...

  8. Work With Your Child's Teacher. 

Can ADHD get worse as you age?

Does ADHD get worse with age? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) typically does not get worse with age if a person is aware of their symptoms and knows how to manage them.

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