Attention Deficit Rates Skyrocket in High School. Mentoring Could Prevent an Academic Freefall
New federal data suggest as students age, racial and income gaps in the students identified with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities widen. Nearly 14 percent of all children ages 3-17 had been identified as having an attention or learning disability in 2016-18. Students in high school were nearly twice as likely to be labeled as having ADHD as those in elementary school, yet adolescents are often less likely to be provided services to accommodate attention problems.