Topic 5: Developmental Effects of ADHD
Directions: Children with ADHD often face specific challenges related to the disorder. For this exercise, consider the challenges a
fictional character (boy or girl) with ADHD and his/her family encounters at four different stages of his/her life (Preschool,
elementary school, high school, and adulthood). Complete the worksheet below by listing the specific challenges and interventions
that can be used to effectively navigate the different life stages. Include a minimum of five scholarly resources and citations in the
table itself and a reference note at the end of the table.
Stage of Life
Many children with ADHD who are in
preschool usually encounter various
difficulties together with their families
It often becomes for many children to be
attentive and concentrate in class and at
Targeted parenting advice and support
would help in ensuring that parents of
ADHD children do not encounter stress
and depression due to the development
challenge that their children encounter.
Poor social skills are another challenge
exhibited by these students together with
delayed development which may be in the
form of difficulty in the community.
Closer supervision and monitoring of the
child by the teacher and parent would help
enhance the development of the child and
would help them to have the ability to
interact and play with other students
(Pajoman & Honarparvaran, 2016).
Parents usually encounter early episodes of
stress especially when their children are
not able to respond to ordinary behavioral
and ordinary parental requests and
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