Common Barriers Experienced at the University Level

A student who has diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as a disability may experience one or more of the following barriers to learning and inclusion. Please note this list provides only a sample of common barriers.

  • Difficulty in meeting deadlines due to the significant amount of additional time involved in reading and written tasks.
  • Difficulty following a sequence of tasks, or organizing sections of a task in order to achieve an outcome.
  • Performance under timed assessment is often significantly compromised.
  • Organizational and time management difficulties.

For additional information on working with students with ADHD/ADD