Publication Date

Spring 2012

Document Type

Project Summary

Degree Name

Master of Arts


Communication and Training

First Advisor

David Rhea, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Marsha K. Amraen, M.A.

Third Advisor

Marilyn Yirku, M.A.


ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurological disorder that is presently sweeping the country. School age children are heavily affected by this condition. The disorder has a number of side effects that are known to alter one’s quality of life. Some of the known effects are as follows: lack of attention span, nervousness, emotionally unbalanced, and a host of many others. Due to the many drawbacks associated with the disorder, many educators are finding it to be extremely difficult to meet the needs of this population. However, the key to meeting the needs of ADHD students lie within the boundaries of effective teaching strategies, along with effective communication strategies, between educators, ADHD students, as well as parents. In an effort to join forces, change is definitely possible.