School and ADHD
Being a student can be a tough and critical transition time in a young person’s life. Students are compelled to different academic and non-academic bustles – assignments, projects, examinations, theatre, sports and other co-curricular activities. Having an ADHD impairs the executive function of our brain that we mainly use in school and work. Here are the components of executive functioning crucial for learning and analysis:
- Stimulation, response and effort
This function refers to the ability of the brain to respond to stimuli, focus on doing something and finishing it.
Controlling emotional responses. The ability to think before speaking.
The perspective of talking to oneself to control actions and behaviours.
Disassemble a situation mentally and be able to analyze the parts of a problem and be able to formulate effective solutions.
- Working memory and recollection
Processing information while doing something, accessing the long-term memory and taking necessary information from it.
These executive functions are disrupted when a student has ADHD. It can put a strain on your academic life and may cause you to struggle in keeping up with your campus mates and your peers. It is essential to seek professional help, get proper the diagnosis and be able to manage the symptoms that impact these functions.
Are you a Student with ADHD?
Here are the most common problems that students with ADHD usually encounter:
- A student often makes careless mistakes since they won’t pay close attention to details
- Find it difficult to concentrate on one thing
- Struggles with listening when others are talking
- Difficulty in following instructions properly.
- Have a hard time organizing activities
- Gets easily distracted.
- Forgets daily tasks or activities.
- Squirms and fidgets in their seats.
- Gets up most of the time when everyone is expected to remain seated
- Is incapable of being silent
- Talks a lot
- Interrupts when others are talking.
What The ADHD Centre Can Do For You
The ADHD Centre is one of the leading ADHD Centres in the UK and is determined to work with students who are suffering from ADHD to help them become better in school and excel in class.
The ADHD Centre runs a specialist student ADHD and general psychiatric clinic in which we offer a comprehensive diagnosis and treatments service for both overseas and home-grown students. Our ADHD treatment packages usually involve a combination of the latest evidence-based medications, which have been shown to be safe and highly effective in clinical practice, and working with a Specialist ADHD Coach, using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques and a Strengths-Based Positive Psychology approach to help students develop new skills in the following areas:
- improved time management and effective study skills
- techniques for better organization and academic self-study
- prioritisation of tasks and staying focused
- organization skills to complete assignments on time
- effective revision and exam preparation
We understand that exam times and assessments can be particularly challenging for students with ADHD and often occurs when the diagnosis of ADHD is made. We have therefore developed close relationships with most of the large colleges’ and universities’ student health departments and are liaising with them to ensure that students with a diagnosis of ADHD are given the extra support and allowances that they need when it comes to handing in coursework and sitting exams. We can also help you to apply for disability student allowance to fund your treatment.
School and ADHD can be a bizarre mix but don’t let ADHD get in your way in school and your life. Don’t let it stop you from building your academic success.
Contact us now and book an appointment or visit one of our ADHD clinics in London, Manchester and Birmingham.