High school ADHD, revisited.

The older children grow, the broader the impact of ADHD. ADHD relates to executive function, a developmental path that matures into our 20s and supports self-management, planning and judgment. With aging, more overt behavioral symptoms of ADHD tend to improve yet ADHD-related impairments often increase. That’s because aspects of executive function like organization and time management become more central to their lives. By high school, core impairments around ADHD often impact not only goal setting but also “goal-getting” behaviors like persistence, planning, and foresight.

To properly support teens with ADHD, we need to…

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