Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Patty Whang


The focus of this Capstone Project is on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the Latinx community, with an emphasis on parent education to spread awareness. This is an important issue for Latinx parents because proper identification and treatment of ADHD are essential for student academic success. An evidence-based argument is offered that Latinx youth are underdiagnosed with ADHD and that is because Latinx parents underutilize ADHD resources available to them. The three primary stakeholder perspectives chosen were parents, students, and teachers because their relevant experience allows them to provide insight into how the Latinx community views ADHD. Three themes emerged from an analysis of the data and were explored as ways to address the issue presented: 1) promoting parent education; 2) providing bilingual, bicultural ADHD resources; and 3) improving the accessibility of on-campus resources. Amongst the three action options that were suggested, providing bilingual, bicultural resources is argued to be the most effective way to achieve the goal of destigmatizing ADHD in the Latinx community.