Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often face new academic challenges when they enter college. Changes from the structure of living at home to the independence of living away from home‚ and from the support provided in high school to the expectations in college can be overwhelming for new students.
The educational impact of ADHD often includes difficulty sustaining attention to tasks; maintaining attentive listening; organizing‚ planning‚ and completing tasks; and a tendency to be distractable. In addition‚ there may be issues with restlessness‚ rapid thought processes‚ and difficulty maintaining a receptive posture. With medication and behavioral strategies‚ students can generally learn to compensate for these symptoms and are able to focus and process information competently‚ although additional time to complete tasks may continue to be necessary‚ depending on the circumstances.
It is important for students with ADHD who are preparing to enter UK to register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) soon after acceptance. The DRC can play a vital role in providing students with information‚ resources‚ and support to improve their efforts in making these transitions and completing their educational degree programs.
Students must provide current documentation of their diagnosis to the DRC and schedule an appointment to discuss their accommodations needs. See ADHD documentation guidelines for more information.
Jacob Karnes‚ Jr.
Assistant Dean of Students
V/TDD (859) 257-2754
disability resource center . university of kentucky . 2 alumni gym . lexington‚ ky . 40506–0029 . V/TDD (859) 257–2754 . fax (859) 257–1980