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Learning Support: ADHD

Specific Learning Difficulties

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Learning Support Tutors

Andrea Rynn & Fiona Fox

Tel: +353 (0)71 9305400

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ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a medical/neurobiological condition in which the brain’s neurotransmitter chemicals; noradrenalin and dopamine do not work properly. It is a genetic and long-term condition which affects learning and behaviour right through the school years and in many cases beyond into adulthood. It is important to note that ADHD is a very treatable condition. If diagnosed and properly treated, people with ADHD can reach their potential and lead happy and successful lives.

Shah, Dhruti. (2019).'ADHD: The web comics that show what my life is like'. BBC Health, 15th May. Available at: (Accessed 9th September 2020)