Psychologie pro praxi (Psychology for Practice) is academic journal focused on practical applications of psychological research and theory, particularly in psychology of work and organization, social psychology, and psychology of education.

PSYCHOLOGIE PRO PRAXI, Vol 55 No 2 (2020), 97–106

Projevy dívek s ADHD ve školním prostředí – přehledová studie

[Manifestations of girls with ADHD in the school environment]

Tereza Kolečková

published online: 13. 04. 2022


The aim of this review study is to introduce the topic of girls with ADHD in the school environment. Manifestations of ADHD in girls are more difficult to recognize than in boys with ADHD. Because of that, the educators often do not recognize them and then ADHD in girls if often not diagnosed. This results in further associated difficulties, especially of an emotional and social nature. The article describes the typical manifestations of ADHD in girls and focuses on gender differences and important studies focusing on the school environment. At the beginning of the article, the incidence of ADHD in girls is compared to boys and the definition of ADHD is mentioned. The main part tries to describe the important manifestations of ADHD in girls, which can be useful to both educators and other professionals in recognizing this diagnosis in girls. The second part briefly presents selected studies related to the school environment. This part can also be a valuable benefit for pedagogical workers. At the end of the article, the findings are compared with current research and definitions, which can help better understand and detect the manifestations of ADHD in girls.

keywords: ADHD; girls; school; inattention; hyperactivity

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