Date of Award


Document Type

Capstone Paper


Counselor Education

First Advisor

Dawnette Cigrand


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) negatively affects individuals in many aspects of life from childhood through adulthood, via invisible yet profound ways, through deficits in executive, social, and emotional functioning. This paper gives special consideration to the unique needs, challenges, and experiences of college students with ADHD, to inform university student support staff, counselors, and other advocates of college students of best practices and resources available to the ADHD population. The purpose of this paper is to clarify the experience of college students with ADHD and to offer tools to the professionals who support them. Particularly, this paper explains: 1) features of the disorder, 2) specific components of executive functioning and their importance, 3) social and emotional difficulties, and 4) specific supports to meet the challenges of this group of college students.

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