School Counselor's Guide to Addressing ADHD Student's Behavior Issues & Needs

This guide provides a review of behavior issues and the needs of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. It first defines ADHD as an executive functioning, neurological disorder that is observable in impulsive, inattentive, and hyperactive behaviors. This report covers the developmental challenges individuals experience from birth to adulthood. Because ADHD symptoms cause emotional, behavioral, and educational challenges this report defines a multilateral holistic treatment plan that addresses brain training, prescription therapy, behavior therapy, social emotional counseling, self-regulation training, and environmental interventions. As a guide for school counselors, this report outlines the role of school counselors in elementary, middle, and high schools as the advocate and experts for students with ADHD symptoms. This report will help school counselors provide support for parents, teachers, and administrators in learning how to provide a positive and supportive learning environment to help students break through the roadblocks they face as a result of their neurological ADHD symptoms.

Naomi Schoenberg
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