The Confluence

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Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) commonly struggle in academic institutions as they face symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and other traits that prohibit them from succeeding in academics. Children with ADHD may also exhibit behavioral issues such as hostility and aggression towards their peers that may diminish interpersonal relationships with peers and parents. Such issues can cause learning difficulties in children with ADHD as it is difficult to stay still, focus, and listen to teachers in academic settings. Interviews conducted by a clinician are the first step towards an ADHD diagnosis. An ADHD diagnosis is important because the disorder can disrupt everyday functioning, so it is essential to provide effective treatment as soon as possible to repair the necessary functioning of the individual. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), social skills training, and medication are all treatments that are effective in managing ADHD. With the correct treatment, children with ADHD could have improved learning and attention within the classroom.