Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

3084 Words Oct 7th, 2014 13 Pages
This proposal explores the current research and literature on college students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Findings suggest that college students with ADHD/ADD experience academic and psychological difficulties that put them at a greater risk for earning low grade point averages, being on academic probation, and not graduating from college. These research findings serve as a rationale for implementing a structured skills development’ support group for college students diagnosed with or presenting symptoms of ADHD/ADD. There is literature supporting the positive effects of group therapy for this population. The goals of the group are to provide this population with education, support, resources, and skills as it regards to time management, organization, setting and achieving goals, study skills, and social relationships. The overall goal of the group is to increase the participant’s academic achievement and psychological functioning. Keywords: ADHD; college students; group; academic achievement

Group Proposal
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or just plain Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) affects approximately 5% of first year college students. ADHD is characterized by an inability to sustain attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, while ADD does not have include the hyperactivity component. These and other comorbid symptoms can have an increasingly negative effect on college…
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