Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders, which can continue into adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyper or over activity.

ADHD is a neurological disorder that has three subtypes. People with ADHD can be very successful in life. But without appropriate identification and treatment, ADHD can have serious consequences for some individuals, including school failure, depression, failed relationships, and substance abuse. Early identification and treatment are extremely important. This site contains links to resources for parents, teachers, and students that may be helpful for intervention in the schools.

Contact Information

Deborah Nelson, Ph.D., NCSP
Section Chief, School Safety and Climate
Specialist, School Psychological Services
Division of Student, Family and School Support
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0294
Fax: 410-333-0880