Distractibility is not a permanent trait.
- A case study that examines psychological assessment as well as interventions to handle inattention and impulsivity indicates the following (based on psychological assessment, individual intervention plans, clinical interview, family sessions and teacher recommendation plans):
- The interventions significantly affect behavior outcomes
- Positive verbal support and appreciation can significantly improve conduct
- Early detection of issues followed by the effective management thereof enhances learning
- The study also points out that:
- ADHD is behavioral as well as neurological
- ADHD is associated with multiple deficient areas of functioning
- Psychological behavioral approaches can effectively decrease ADHD symptoms in the long run.
- The following two are the main approaches supported by psychological interventions
- Antecedent as well as consequent based behavioral interventions
- Academic interventions
- It is possible also to address the difficulties of the students with social relationships.
- The management of ADHD symptoms can be impacted by education and parental involvement.
- Long-term treatment, however, requires consistent communication among teachers, physicians, parents and other stakeholders.
- The use of evidence-based strategies in the long-term can minimize the deficits which characterize ADHD and optimize school success for the students.