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Alexandra Kiang

Class of 2026



  • "Understanding early signs of Impulsivity" with mentor Shannon (Mar. 12, 2023)

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Understanding early signs of Impulsivity

Started Nov. 7, 2022

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Impulsivity is a key symptom of Attention-Deficit Disorders, such as ADD and ADHD, and often presents before diagnosis highlighting the importance of identifying early impulsive behaviors. Understanding the connection between impulsivity in early childhood and Attention-Deficit Disorder symptoms in early adolescence is helpful to better treat symptoms and early diagnosis. This paper is going to quantify impulsive behaviors as a predictor of Attention-Deficit Disorders through a literature review. We found that early intervention through identifying signs of impulsivity helped to increase control over Attention-Deficit Disorder symptoms in later years. Comprehending these impulsive behaviors early on will allow clinicians and parents to adapt their tools and better assist children with high impulsive behaviors throughout childhood development.