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Research Shows Severity of ADHD not Key Signifier of Academic Success

July 08, 2022

Research co-led by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington educational psychologist Dr. Kelly Carrasco shows the severity of ADHD (attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder) symptoms isn't a key signifier of academic success for children with ADHD. Published in the Journal of Attention Disorders, the study included four sample sets of data, two of which were from clinically referred children in Aotearoa New Zealand, and two community samples of American children, recorded at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in Japan. In total, data from 434 children was analyzed to ascertain the impact that their ADHD symptoms had on their academic success. "Ultimately, what we found is that ADHD symptom severity doesn't seem to be playing a significant impact in terms of academic knowledge for children with ADHD. Read More