Challenges of Raising and Educating Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) can be taxing on parents, teachers and the children themselves. This paper highlights the presentation done by the author in the community of her country of origin, Hamisi- Kenya. The presentation discussed and highlighted management and strategies that both parents and teaches might use in their parenting and teaching to support the academic growth of children with ADHD, both in their homes and classrooms. It was evident that after the presentation many parents were eager to learn more about ADHD. Many of their children drop out of school, for lack of attention, or due to their behaviors not being understood. They did not know anything about ADHD, as a neurological disorder and were always connecting it to witchcraft. The community had to think about their children and students who may be ADHD and remind themselves that these populations of children learned differently. At the end, it was important for both parents and teachers to have strategies to address unique learning needs of their children.

Mugesi Ogongi
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