Month/Year of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)



First Advisor

Dr. Brigette Ryalls


ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder which can impair ability to sustain attention, inhibit impulses, plan and organize, and complete tasks. These deficits can create barriers to academic success for students with ADHD. Accommodations are often offered to alleviate these disadvantages. However, current research has called into question the effectiveness of commonly offered accommodations for students with ADHD. The purpose of this study was to determine how helpful UNO students found these accommodations and how to better help this student population. The study surveyed 27 UNO students with ADHD on their learning problems, their experiences with the accommodations and why they may choose not to use them, and their comfort with their professors. Roughly 50% of respondents found the accommodations helpful but did not feel sufficiently supported at UNO. The results of this research can be used to aid professors in creating a more welcoming classroom to students with ADHD. Further research collecting assessment data are needed to determine if accommodations are helpful beyond just the student perspective.