IECA Insights: Female Students With ADHD: How IECs Can Help

Nia was so excited to go to college. She’d been diagnosed with inattentive attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in eighth grade and received accommodations, such as extra time on tests, preferential classroom seating, and getting copies of teachers’ notes. An executive functioning coach helped her use a calendar and organize assignments. Nia worked hard, graduated with a 3.8 GPA, and moved into her college dorm with high expectations. Sadly, six months later, she was back home. Depressed, anxious, and on academic probation, she’d isolated herself, dropped one class, and failed two.

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