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Why Are We (Still) Failing Students with ADHD?

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We’ve come a long way in our understanding and treatment of ADHD. Decades of well-executed studies have yielded a vast collection of articles that resulted in greater understanding of the developmental course of ADHD and the contemporary perception of ADHD as a lifespan condition.Today, we understand the importance of studying the functional impact of ADHD, including the impediments it may represent, the strengths inherent in an ADHD profile, and the impact of the condition on daily living, social interactions, and academic or professional performance.

Yet I am convinced that many of the gains made over the past 25 year have not found their way into the classroom.I am a clinician, teacher, consultant to schools, and writer.

My most recent, and perhaps most rewarding, role has been that of expert on ADHD and dyslexia for an app called Wunder, created by

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