Welcome to the ADHD Clinic at UNCG

INFORMATION FOR FACULTY

Information for Faculty

For faculty dealing with students whom they suspect may have ADHD, it is important to keep the following points in mind:

  • First, it is important to recognize that symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity can be due to a number of different causes. For example, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse can produce symptoms that look like ADHD. So too can learning disorders. Poor study skills and work habits can also lead to a presentation that might superficially look like ADHD. In short, the presence of inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity does not automatically equal an ADHD diagnosis. Thus, it is extremely important for a student with these symptoms to undergo a thorough psychological evaluation to rule out these other conditions before ruling in an ADHD diagnosis.
  • If a student expresses interest in being evaluated for ADHD, faculty can direct them to the Counseling Center for an intake screening. The Counseling Center can then determine whether to refer the student to the ADHD Clinic or to other health care professionals for an ADHD evaluation. Students can also be screened for current ADHD as part of the ACCESS program to determine whether the intervention is appropriate for them.
  • Students who disclose that they have been diagnosed with ADHD may be directed to the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS). OARS can provide students with information about academic accommodations and other services that might be available to them.
  • Like all other UNCG students, students with ADHD can receive free assistance with academic skills such as studying, time management, and note-taking through the Academic Skills tutoring program at the Student Success Center.

Faculty Resources

Information on ADHD in adults

Information on AD/HD in college students

General information on disabilities in higher education

  • DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Faculty Room The DO-IT Center at the University of Washington promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers. The Faculty Room is a space for faculty and administrators to learn about creating classroom environments and academic activities that maximize the learning of all students, including those with disabilities.
  • AHEAD Website of the Association on Higher Education and Disability, a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.
  • Heath Resource Center Online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities, managed by The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development.