On being Emily --: a case study of a child who has ADHD and is bipolar

This is a case study of a 1 0 year old female who is bipolar and has AD/HD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). The study spans a two year period during which the child was a student in the researcher's special education classroom. The study was conducted in order to create an awareness of children who are bipolar and have AD/HD and to investigate the best educational practices for working with this group of children. Findings of the study indicated the best practice to be providing a structured environment in which there is little or no deviation from the typical daily schedule. Prescribed medications were found to have an effect on the amount of academic progress the child made. Keywords: AD/HD, bipolar, children, comorbidly, education, medication, structure