Girls with ADHD need early intervention as much as boys, so it is important for parents and professionals to recognize the signs of ADHD in girls.
Look for the following signs and symptoms in the classroom:
Girls with ADHD are at a higher risk of developing anxiety and/or depression, as compared to typical peers. Parents and teachers need to be aware of these girls so that they can benefit from early intervention and an understanding of themselves as learners.
Beyond the classroom, girls with ADHD might present with these challenges:
If you are a teacher, counselor or school psychologist, you might benefit from attending the Professional Development Program on March 19, 2018, “Hidden Obstacles to Student Success: ADHD in Girls and Slow Processing Speed.” For more information go to www.Springer-LD.org.
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