Saturday, June 18, 2016

When ADHD Collides With Grit: What to Do?

When ADHD Collides With Grit: What to Do?:

When ADHD Collides With Grit: What to Do?

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How does a student with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) get grit, when everything about grit is contrary to ADHD?
Grit, defined, is perseverance and passion for long-term goals. Grit entails working strenuously toward challenges, maintaining effort and interest over years despite failure, adversity, and plateaus in progress. The gritty individual approaches achievement as a marathon; his or her advantage is stamina. Whereas disappointment or boredom signals to others that it is time to change trajectory and cut losses, the gritty individual stays the course. (Duckworth, Peterson, Matthews, & Kelly, 2007))
ADHD, defined, is a chronic condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and sometimes impulsivity. ADHD begins in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. As many as 2 out of every 3 children with ADHD continue to have symptoms as adults.
More specifically, from Web MD:
Individuals with ADHD could have any of the following symptoms:When ADHD Collides With Grit: What to Do?:

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