Date of Award

Spring 4-30-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Nilda Bayron-Resnick


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a pattern of behavior present in multiple settings that can result in performance issues in social, educational and work settings. Although ADHD is prevalent in children, research has proven that the disorder lasts into adulthood. The current body of literature has also suggested that ADHD symptoms are related to specific impairments with executive functions. This paper will introduce ADHD and provide background information on the disorder. It will also examine current literature on assessment, executive function (EF), feasibility of EF measures, quality of life (QoL) as it pertains to adults with ADHD and explore practical ways to use assessment data. Lastly, this paper will take a look at what future research can further investigate in order to provide a more robust body of literature that looks at the basic executive functions associated with ADHD, assessments that may be of utility outside of the lens for a diagnostician, and the implications that available treatment options have on the improvement of deficits and impairments related to ADHD.


Dual Language/ Bilingual Special and General Childhood Education