Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) makes it difficult for many college students to succeed. WebMD reported that according to a study by the Center for Disease Control, occurrences of ADHD and ADD increased from 6.9% to 9.0% in just 10 years.
Finding Out About ADHD
Perhaps the most credible and highly regarded source of medical information on the Internet is WebMD. WebMD provides information on ADHD ranging from diagnosis to treatment.
Check to see whether you or someone you know has ADHD.
Several books have been written on this subject. One such book was written by two students who overcame ADHD – Jonathan Mooney and David Cole.
Learning Outside The Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution
The Mooney and Cole book, Learning Outside The Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution, has received excellent reviews. One of more than 50 reviews appearing on Amazon.com was written by clinical psychologist Mary McKinney Ph.D. In her summary she wrote:
The book begins with the personal stories of the two authors – both kids with a lot of problems who went on to transfer to Brown University and succeed despite all odds. Jon had severe dyslexia and didn’t even learn to read until he was 12 years old. He tells the story of poignant struggles in grade school and high school that left his self-confidence in shambles. David tells a harrowing story of school and self-control difficulties that led to heavy drug use and dropping out of high school when he was 15. The story of their frustrations, fears and struggles will resonate with any kid whose learning style has made it difficult to succeed in our school system, and with any parent who has tried to help a child with ADHD or LD problems.
At the time this article was first published, new editions were available for less than $5.00 and used editions were available for only $2.00!
© 2011 Paul A. Hummel, Ed.D.
August 20, 2011