A REVIEW OF THE CURRENT EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT AND HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER AND THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19
by Melanie Sun
Abstract – The education of students with ADHD, one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders, is a growing concern for many parents and teachers. Affected children often exhibit symptoms of hyperactivity and/or inattentiveness, which make learning in a traditional classroom more difficult. In the United States, there are laws in place to provide them with individualized learning plans that outline any special accommodations or modifications they need. Some parents choose to homeschool their children so that they can receive an even more individualized education. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols, these children are unable to receive the level of instruction they need from their teachers. The symptoms of the disorder make the transition to distance learning even more difficult than for the typical student, so parents are becoming more involved in the education of their child despite limited resources. However, as there are limits to what parents can provide, it is crucial that additional alternatives are developed so that families in need can be provided for in the future.