DiigoNotes - Teens With ADHD Benefiting From Online Education

    • Teens With ADHD Benefiting From Online Education
    • High school students who struggle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may only be a click away from a helpful alternative option.
    • According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 2.4 million children between the ages of 12 and 17 have ADHD, and the diagnosis of the disorder in that age group increased an average of 3 percent per year from 1997 to 2006. In addition, Dr. Russell Barkley reports in the book "Taking Charge of ADHD" that 21 percent of teens with ADHD skip school on a regular basis, 35 percent drop out before finishing high school and 50 percent experience sleep problems.
    • "Many students with ADHD have a significant lack of focus and inability to complete tasks. The online learning model offers something for the interactive and the auditory – two main ways kids learn," said Peterson
    • Online education continues to grow, with more than 1 million U.S. students taking all or part of their K-12 education online – an increase of 47 percent in two years (Sloan Consortium study). Students with ADHD could discover that online learning is a great option for them, too.

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