Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness

During October  2019, The Main Street Academy (TMSA) acknowledged several causes: Bully Prevention, Red Ribbon Week and  Breast Cancer Awareness. However, we must also acknowledge and share information pertaining to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness. No actual test is completed to diagnose ADHD, but observations from parents, teachers, and other family members help doctors and mental health professionals determine if a person meets the criteria. While ADHD does not affect our entire student population, the number of students and families at TMSA that are impacted is great.

Attitude Magazine provides lots of information about ADHD including the types, symptoms, how to get diagnosed, recommendations for medications (homeopathic and prescribed), and so much more. One note to consider, ADHD has a genetic component. Hence, if a child is diagnosed with ADHD, one of the parents typically has the symptoms too (even if they have never been diagnosed).

We hope this resource (see the link below) will be helpful to you if your household is impacted by ADHD. If you have questions about your scholar’s performance in school and need in-school strategies, please our see our counselor, Mrs. K. Harris.


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