According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11% of U.S. children between the ages of 4 and 17 have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. That does not include the number of diagnosed adults.
In spite of the number of adults and children who deal with this chronic condition, many people are still vastly under educated about ADHD. Common misconceptions include that ADHD is caused by poor parenting, or that it’s a fabricated condition for hyperactive children. In reality, ADHD is a legitimate medical condition that affects millions of people every day.
The more we know about ADHD, the more we can help ourselves and others. No two people deal with ADHD in the same way — some are hyperactive, some are inattentive, and some are both. This infographic does a wonderful job at illustrating the different types of ADHD. Let’s see how much you know:
So, what did you learn about ADHD that you didn’t know before?
As we learn more about ADHD and other disabilities, we can devise creative and unique adaptations to make learning easier. Knowledge is the first step to success.