Academic problems are extremely common in children with ADHD, and often the issue that leads to referral for an ADHD evaluation.
Academic outcomes can be measured in 2 different ways — academic achievement and academic performance — and both are compromised in children with ADHD. Academic achievement refers to the information and skills that children acquire and is typically measured by standardized tests. Academic performance focuses on direct measures of success at school such as grades, grade retention, high school graduation, and college enrollment.
An important question then, for millions of kids diagnosed with ADHD and for their parents and educators, is whether long-term academic functioning can improve with appropriate treatment. [Read more…] about To improve academic outcomes, children with ADHD need both medication and non-medication treatments