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ERIC Number: EJ876860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
What's Wrong with that Kid?
Bausch, Denise M.
Inquiry, v10 n1 p70-74 Spr 2005
Current brain research shows that there are observable differences in the brain functions of people with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and those without it. The ADHD brain demonstrates impaired functioning in certain specific areas (executive functions) that control memory, time awareness, motivation, and attention. No amount of "willpower" can overcome this sort of brain functioning. So the unsuccessful ADHD student becomes caught up in the terribly destructive cycle of exerting effort, falling short of the goal, giving up, and feeling defeated and powerless to break out of the cycle. In this article, the author discusses how educators can help this group of capable and deserving students. She explains the importance of recognizing and assisting students with ADHD so that they can succeed in college.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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