The relationship between social skills and academic achievement for individuals with ADHD : a literature review and research proposal
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The following report draws on previous research as a rationale for a proposed study investigating the link between social skills and academic achievement for individuals with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The literature lends basis to the hypothesis that social skills may ameliorate the negative outcomes associated with ADHD. ADHD is related to negative outcomes in academic and social domains, including underachievement and exclusion. This is of particular importance because of the prevalence of ADHD and the frequency of social demands. In this report, the literature on academic achievement of individuals with ADHA is reviewed and a study is proposed that would contribute to establishing social skills as a moderator of the relationship between ADHD and academic achievement. Suggestions for other areas of research are also considered.