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ADHD BulletPts Leadership Position Paper

ADHD BulletPts Leadership Position Paper

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ADHD Flyer for Educational Leaders
ADHD Flyer for Educational Leaders

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Published by: Sparking The Genius on Oct 14, 2012
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The continuation of stigmas, attitudes, fear, judgment and assumptions of 
 
poor character regarding
 
ADHD
 
 
fly in the face of decades of researchproving it to be a
 
scientifically proven neurological disorder 
 
.
2
 
Section
504
Section 504 of the 1973American Disabilities
Act
 recognizes ADHD as adisability
2
It is unfortunate given this current state of research regarding ADHD [that] disparityin attentiveness in different situations
often leads parents and employers to make a moral  judgment that ADHD represents a failure of will, effort, or self-control 
[emphasis added]”
8, 10
ADD, ADHD, what’s the difference?
Since 1994 the American Psychological Association labeled
all
 variations of ADD or ADHD as
ADHD
with three subtypes:
Inattentive
hyperactive
combined
.
3
 
What do you mean, neurological?
ADHD is a
 biological
condition and is genetically based:
2,3
 
highly
inheritable
 
circuitry in
frontal cortex
 
dopamine
transporter 
neurons
5,6
 
chronic
condition
scientifically
proven
 
invisible
 brain’s
management
 
system
9
 
5-8%
ADHD is aneurobiological conditionaffecting 5-8% of schoolage children
7
60%
Up to 60 percent of thechildhood cases continueinto adulthood
7
But really, can’t they just try harder?
No,
 because is not about trying or choice!
Traditional
 ‘motivational’ and ‘time–management’
techniques
typically
donot work 
with ADHD individuals. However,
strategies thatwork 
successfully
with ADHD
individuals
work for non-ADHD
individuals.
8
17,000
Approximately 17,000educational leaders withADHD serve their communities in the UnitedStates.
11
1=2
It is more probable thatADHD is accompanied byother conditions, known ascomorbidity, than to be theonly condition.
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