ERIC Number: EJ792934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 0
Girls and ADHD: Are You Missing the Signs?
Instructor, v116 n6 p31-35 Mar-Apr 2007
When you think ADHD, do you think boy? You're not alone. Boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, even though they're no more likely to have it. Too many young girls are not getting the help they need. That's why teachers are so important. When it comes to learning disabilities, teachers are right there on the front line. They're often the first to spot a child's difficulties and to bring it to the attention of parents and specialists. It's important that they know the different ways ADHD may manifest in their girl students and the reasons they may miss it. Alarmingly, some studies estimate that as many as 50% to 75% of girls with ADHD are missed. Worse, girls with ADHD are diagnosed on average five years later than boys--boys at age 7, girls at age 12. So, what are the signs of ADHD in girls? In this article, the author presents some of the cues teachers can look for and some simple ways to help.
Descriptors: Cues, Females, Learning Disabilities, Males, Attention Deficit Disorders, Identification, Individual Differences, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Gender Differences, Psychological Patterns, Cognitive Processes, Emotional Response
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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