Want to have your daughter or son get a proper diagnosis for ADHD in America? It helps if you’re white a study of 17,100 children for 8 years in Pediatrics revealed. This is despite minority children having more risk factors for ADHD.
I wonder if the rates are similar in Canada or different? Or if there are any studies on first nations rates of ADHD? I’ve asked different people in first nations organizations over the years but have not heard anyone knowing of any data available.
Charting The Discrimination Of ADHD Children By Race.
Plot of the survival function or the cumulative proportion of children not diagnosed with ADHD, at each survey wave of ADHD diagnosis by race/ethnicity.
K, kindergarten; 1st, first grade; 5th, fifth grade; 8th, eighth grade.
It’s no secret among parents with ADHD that many children with ADHD have social skills problems and have difficulty making friends. Have a look at some of the research that Dr. Amori Mikami’s Peer Relationships in Childhood Lab has done on ADHD children. They are also not afraid to have some fun:)
If you’re the parent of an ADHD child age 6-11 in the Vancouver BC area or willing to travel to Vancouver whose child
has ADHD and should have some difficulty getting along with peers, making or keeping friends, or with social skills. Other children in the study are typically developing without these concerns.
And want to help them learn social skills and make and keep friends? Then check out UBC psychology professor Dr. Amori Mikami’s new ADHD parent support group. Read more...