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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder The subject of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has undergone intense research in the past decade. Much of this is rooted in the fact that approximately 5% of children are affected with the disorder. Children with ADHD are identified as having increased behavioral difficulties because of excessive motor activities, poor self-regulation and inattentiveness. It has been found that as many as 30% of children inflicted with ADHD have learning disabilities with academic underachievement becoming a common correlate....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 303 words
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ADHD Theories - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is defined as a pattern of continued shortfalls to attention as well as impulsive hyperactivity, which occurs permanently more than expected throughout the moderate growth, and which appears clearly in the variety of statuses(APA, 2000). This situation dramatically leads to various deteriorations in the child's progress in both of social and academic aspects.(Mayes,Bagwell and Erkulwater, 2009). (ADHD) is described as a chaotic behavior disorder with particular deficit in Address the neuropsychological symptoms ....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - In this day and age, drugs are being prescribed without hesitation. Many of these drugs are being prescribed for children with various disorders. One of these disorders is called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a syndrome caused by a biochemical imbalance. It has hundreds of symptoms that appear selectively in a certain children. Some of these symptoms are distractibility, confusion, faulty abstract thinking, inflexibility, poor verbal skills, aimlessness, perceptual difficulties, constant movement, varied rates of development, food cravings, allergies, and sleeping and coordination problems....   [tags: essays research papers] 444 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - Ritalin May Trigger Long-Term Brain Cell Changes Kids all over the country take Ritalin to relieve symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The drugs use has dramatically increased since first appearing on the market in 1980. Now how many college students get restless and bored when certain teachers drone on and on in their lectures. Lets face it some people can not present the work in an interesting enough way to keep our attention. So are we all stricken with ADD. Doctors have always considered the drug to be short acting, meaning that once it worked its way through the child’s system, it was gone....   [tags: essays research papers] 457 words
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Childhood Disorders: ADHD Medication - According to the National Institutes of Health attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common childhood disorders (NIH, 2008). All Children show the same symptoms as they are clinically related, although children with ADHD show symptoms more severe and frequent. Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder should take medication as a part of treatment because it helps control the associated side effects of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The first reason a child should be treated with a medication is to control inattentiveness....   [tags: Functions, Chemicals, ADHD Symptoms]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-ADHD - Since when I got this topic, I chose this disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD), but we did not cover at that time. When I saw the note for ADHD on D2L, I was thank to see it. So, I could choose for this paper. I chose this disorder because this disorder was most familiar to me. During summer, I worked at Camp Little Giant in Touch of Nature as a camp counselor. Camp Little Giant was a camp for people with different disabilities. The camp went for whole summer. Each week had different people....   [tags: neurodevelopmental mental disorder]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - The only thing that stands between a person and what they want from life; is merely the will to try and the faith to believe it is possible.” Many of you have heard this quote, but maybe few of you can relate to it. Taylor Wroboleski started our interview with those exact words. Nothing in this kids life has made him look at himself differently, but dealing with ADHD has proven to him that he can succeed in the social skills that so many of us take advantage of. Perhaps you are so wrapped up in a collage of thoughts and images that you don’t notice when someone speaks to you....   [tags: essays research papers] 526 words
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Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - ... Studies have shown that pre-kindergarteners exposed to large amounts of lead have a risk of devolving ADHD. Diet could also play a role in ADHD. British researchers found that food additives such as preservatives and artificial food coloring can increase activity in children. As a person with ADHD I can tell you what the symptoms would be. Starting with the AD (attention deficient) in ADHD, I (and others with the disorder) have experienced lack of attention. Without medicine I tend to space out....   [tags: disability, focus, behavior, symptoms] 530 words
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Not an Education Thing, It’s a Medical Thing: Attention Defiance Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - ... While some people believe that it will help, there is no firm research that tells us that strict rules will help children with ADHD behave better. Michael Phelps, an Olympic swimmer, who hated water when he was younger; started swimming when he was 7 thanks to his parents flipping him over and teaching him the backstroke. Once he began, it was hard to make him stop. Eventually his parents noticed that although he excelled in the pool, in class was not the same. When he was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 9, his mother was determined to prove everyone wrong about kids having ADHD and not being able to achieve big things....   [tags: diagnose, test, symptoms, medical, attention]
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Anesthetizing Our Youth a Commentary on Over Medicating for ADHD - ... With the combination of these two factors the number of children being treated with medications has increased drastically. “An analysis of 2012 data from the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention revealed that 11 percent of U.S. children ages 4 to 17 have ADHD, the New York Times reported. About 65 percent of kids with ADHD receive stimulants such as Ritalin or Adderall.” (Rettner R., P.1, 2013) The side effects that children experience are not the only dangers presented from over medicating, some ADHD medications can cause heart complications....   [tags: pediatric mental health disorder, overmedicating]
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Effects of ADHD on Adults - ADHD is known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Many of the symptoms of adult ADHD are similar to the symptoms of child ADHD. Those who suffer with ADHD struggle with the inability to control their daily lives. ADHD not only affects the individual who has it, but it also affects everyone around them. Extensive research has been conducted on ADHD and to date there are still no definite answers as to what exactly causes this disorder. Theory suggests that ADHD is caused by a neurological and chemical deficiency that affects the development of the central nervous system....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 591 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - ... Many psychologists are developing behavioral interventions that parents, teachers and others can use to help kids focus and control their impulses. This article is significant to me and to many others who are similarly situated in the sense that it explores additional coping mechanisms and treatment to children afflicted with ADHD, which in my case is applicable since I have a son afflicted with ADHD and Tourette. According to the article, the three main classifications of behavioral interventions that may be used in easing or treating ADHD refer to 1) parent programs; 2) teacher programs and 3) therapeutic recreational programs....   [tags: medical condition, learning differences] 607 words
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Increase in the Number of ADHD Diagnoses - ... When, in essence, the child could very well be exhibiting typical childhood behavior that could be channeled through more engaging activities. Interestingly, the symptoms of ADHD are just as varied as the causes of ADHD. Even so, some parents may end up feeling that their parenting skills are not on par with other parents of well-behaved children. Many times this is not the case, at all. In fact, the occurrence of ADHD, quite possibly, has more to do with genetics, than other outside factors (CNN)....   [tags: Students, Psychology]
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Rhetorical Analysis on ADHD in Children - ... It is also quoted that children that have been diagnosed with the disorder may form a issue with maintaining any relationships or friendships amongst their peers. There was also a percentage that supported the fact that the children that suffer from the disorder of ADHD have a higher rate or major injuries and hospital visits compared to the average child. There is also a high economic cost to care and treat children that suffer from this disorder. I believe the audience for this site is for any of the families that suffer from it can gain more knowledge and possible comfort with knowing the rates and percentages of other parents and children that also suffer from it as well....   [tags: statistics, treatment, disorder, boys, girls, cost] 628 words
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The ADD/ADHD Controversy - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders. ADHD is a broad term, and the condition can vary from person to person. There are an estimated 6.4 million diagnosed children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition is also known as attention deficit disorder (ADD), though this is considered an outdated term. The American Psychiatric Association released the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) in May 2013....   [tags: ADD/ADHD Essays]
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Drug Abuse in the United States on the Rise - ... If an older sibling is abusing drugs they are also setting a bad example for their younger siblings. If a teenager is using drugs this can hurt the whole family with constant fighting and can destroy relationships. (Butler Center for Research) While on certain drugs the abusers may even pose a threat to the community, by reckless driving or starting fights not only could they hurt or kill themselves but also the innocent people around them. If a lot of kids start using drugs, the other kids who stay clean may feel pressured to fit in, people who use drugs may suggest for their friends to try it and create more drug abusers....   [tags: marijuana, addiction, adhd]
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ADHD Research - ADHD Research Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disability in which children consistently show one or more of the following characteristics over a period of time. (1) Inattention, (2) hyperactivity, and (3) impulsivity (Kirst-Ashman, Zastrow 2004). Children who are inattentive have difficulty focusing on any one thing and may get bored with a task after only a few minutes. Children who are hyperactive show high levels of physical activity, almost always seeming to be in motion....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 639 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Medication - According to the National Institutes of Health attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders (NIH, 2008). All children show the same symptoms of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, as they are clinically related, although children with ADHD show symptoms more severe and frequent. Children diagnosed with ADHD should take medication as a part of treatment because it helps control the associated side effects of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity....   [tags: ADHD, Disorders, Children]
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Hidden Dangers of ADHD Medications - ... Some critics suggest that some youth are simply immature and have a lack of discipline, which can lead to being mistakenly diagnosed. When ADHD is properly diagnosed doctors still gravitate toward medication, when alternative treatments are available to them. Ritalin is a drug that attack children’s nervous system, and is given to children with ADHD. Doctors give the drug to children not knowing they have not been diagnosed properly or knowing that the risk of side effects are great. Parent are not aware of the side effects to their children because of the untimely research, which was probably done after their children were already diagnosed and on medication....   [tags: children's health, overmedication]
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Boy with Dyslexia and ADHD in Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan - ... When Percy and his mother went for a weekend retreat to the beach, their time together was interrupted by a storm and a horrible wailing in the middle of the night. Grover appeared at their door and revealed himself as a satyr. He has been keeping an eye on Percy until Percy was old enough to attend Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for training demigods. Grover told Percy that monstrous forces were now after him and they had no choice but to flee to Camp Half Blood. On the way, they were attacked by the Minotaur....   [tags: olympus, camp half blood, greek mythology]
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Central Auditory Processing Disorder - ... Then the child is asked to repeat everything that is heard which tests for divided attention or repeat whatever is heard in one specified ear and this tests directed attention. The more similar and closely acoustically aligned the test items, the more difficult the task. Dichotic Digits test is one of the test that is most commonly used in this category . In this test four numbers are presented to the child simultaneously and the child is asked to repeat the numbers , for example number five is presented to the right ear and at the same time number three is presented to the left ear then number nine and two are presented simultaneously to the right and left ear and The child is asked to...   [tags: associated with ADHD, learning disabilities] 690 words
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Children and Parents Living with ADHD - ... “Ritalin is the most commonly prescribed medication for ADHD... This treatment has helped thousands of people control their symptoms. But because Ritalin is a stimulant like cocaine, it may cause undesirable changes in the brain over time. It also has the potential for abuse.” (Lundberg. 2013) It takes away who they are. It takes away their agency to choose who they are. It takes away their future. Koplewicz says, “That children who had been taking ADHD drugs before the study began were smaller than kids who had not yet started treatment....   [tags: brain disorders]
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Ritalin and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ADHD - Ritalin and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ADHD Ritalin is a drug that many of us have probably heard of. It is a drug prescribed to students with ADHD. Is a drug whose use is very beneficial for our children, or is it a drug that should be cautiously prescribed and saved for only the worse ADHD. I feel that people should use more caution in the prescription of Ritalin. The term ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Its characteristics are people whose minds are often wondering, focusing on many different things at once....   [tags: essays papers] 701 words
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Children and ADHD - Give the fact that many children (and adults, for that matter exhibits some level of the symptoms of ADHD (i.e., inattention, impulsivity, or over activity), what approach could be used to ensure that children are appropriately identified with ADHD. The child who is showing some symptoms of ADHD should get the proper diagnoses and the parents should bring their child to a specialist. First of all, the child would be seen by a pediatrician or a child psychologist. The specialist would gather information from everyone, the school, caregivers or parents....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 706 words
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ADHD Impact on family - The Impact on the Family After reading the articles Driven to Distraction and Lost in Translation, both from Today’s Parent magazine, I have learned many new things. I learned that it is sometimes not very easy to pick out a child with ADHD, even if it is your own child. It could take years to discover that a child has ADHD. It can be easily detected once the child has entered elementary school. One of the signs of ADHD is falling behind in school, or acting up and not being able to pay attention for long periods of time....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Moving Beyond ADHD - Moving Beyond ADHD Friends are the family you choose. As a teenager, when it is hard to relate to your parents, friends become the day-to-day emotional support that everyone wants and needs. I suppose the search for a group of friends with whom you can share yourself completely is one of the "struggles of adolescence." Disabled or not, this can be one of the toughest struggles of young adulthood. Having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has always complicated this for me. The symptoms of ADHD have been described as disconnection between impulses and the knowledge of consequences....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder] 739 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - ADHD My community project is to attend Whitthorne Middle School and help out kids who need a little help with their reading and language classes. There are 8 students in the class that I attempt to help in and my entire project is based upon kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, otherwise more easily known as ADD or ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years. It is hard for these children to control their behavior and/or pay attention....   [tags: essays research papers] 745 words
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What Effect Does Being Identified "ADHD" Have on a Child? - ... Because of that harshness many children with this diagnosis experience bullying which becomes physical. Also these children lack the ability to filter thoughts before they escape the mouth. This causes them to say things that would otherwise be kept silent. These thoughts in addition to the social rejection hinder their ability to create long term friends. Because of their impulsive behavior these children are also more likely to suffer injuries. A higher percentage of parents with children diagnosed ADHD report non-fatal injuries on a regular basis....   [tags: disorder, peer, issues, injuries, disboedient] 760 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder known as ADHD, it is a disorder that is found in children and can continue into adulthood. The child has the symptoms of inattention and a combination of hyperactive impulsive behavior. Some children don’t develop these symptoms till late childhood or early adolescence. This disorder occurs more with boys than girls. They say it possible that boys have more of a chance genetically in getting this disorder. There are a large number of people that are affected....   [tags: essays research papers] 762 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - ... The second main symptom, hyperactivity, also has the characteristics of all children, at any given moment, under the age of seven as well. “The child often squirms, fidgets, or bounces when sitting, does not stay seated as expected, has difficulty playing quietly, is always moving, such as running or climbing on things (In teens and adults, this is more commonly described as a sense of restlessness), and talks excessively” (Web, WebMD). All of these “symptoms” are what is expected of children of this age....   [tags: symptoms, diagnosed, overmedicated, attention]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is without a doubt one of the largest social problems facing the Baby Boomers in the 21st century. The last two to three decades have seen this disorder labeled many different titles. As stated by Donald J. Brown in his article Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), 1996: “What is apparent is that ADHD is a collection of symptoms or criteria.” Labeling a child as ADHD creates a large potential for error....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 808 words
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Not Just Your Kid's Problem: Adult ADHD - Not Just Your Kid's Problem: Adult ADHD Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Everyone has heard of it. A few years ago every newspaper and weekly magazine had a feature about the disorder. The disorder was mostly associated with school-aged children because that was the time when most of the symptoms surfaced. Today ADHD is the most common behavior disorder diagnosed in children and teens. ADHD refers to a group of symptoms that begin in early childhood and can continue into adulthood, causing difficulties at home, at school, at work, and within the community if not recognized and treated (1)....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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Adults with ADHD - My entire life, I’ve always felt different; especially when it came to school. I always felt misplaced no matter what I did, and confused as to why I did things differently from others. To feel like such an outcast for years was miserable. My senior year of high school, things really started to go downhill. My feelings got progressively worse. Depression consumed my life, Anxiety went to an extreme and I had little desire to do anything. I felt hopeless. In the fall of 2006 I started attending SMCC....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder] 811 words
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The Pros and Cons of Adderall - The Pros and Cons of Adderall Why did the ADHD boy not introduce his girlfriend to any of his friends. He could not remember her name; or better yet, why would a chicken be considered ADD. It never gets all the way across the road because of all the distractions. Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental and behavioral disorder that affects 3 to 5 percent of all school-age children. The American Psychiatric Association explains that, “Individuals with ADHD may know what to do but do not consistently do what they know because of their inability to efficiently stop and think prior to responding, regardless of the setting or task” (Berne 2)....   [tags: ADHD Drugs Behavior Disorders Essays]
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Exploring Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - It can probably be said that the average adult thinks of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as just an excuse for not dealing with life’s issues or maybe it is just another way of saying “I can’t handle it” or “I’m so disorganized”. It may help to understand ADHD if we explored the symptoms, diagnosis, effects and treatment of it. The symptoms are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Inattention is indicated by a lack of attention to details, difficulty organizing tasks and activities, failure to follow through or finish set tasks, easily distracted, and forgetful in daily activities....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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My Life with Tourette's Syndrome - ... A typical day in my shoes varies on what calendar day you pick, but I can recall a particular day which is pretty fresh in my mind. I woke up late Wednesday morning. There was no time that could justify a shower, so I just combed yesterday’s starchy moose out of my hair, took my ADHD meds and jumped in the truck. Already my throat was feeling lined with a perpetually present phlegm, which no amount of clearing could remove. This made me nervous, as it was my first class day at Sam Houston. After referring my disability to the University I go to sit in the back of the classroom, where only the instructor visibly grimaces at my throat clearing and constant fidgeting....   [tags: tics, adhd, symptoms]
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ADHD Throughout the Years - Many researchers are finding more valuable discoveries about ADHD. With these new researches will parents raise a concern about their child’s health. Chances are, most parents will ask questions, as well as do research for logic reasoning. Although most parents should consider using treatment like therapy or counseling. These options should be considered first, instead of prescribed medication. Most parents do not want their child to be labeled as “Special” or “ADHD”. Why. These labels are used as in relating to a disorder....   [tags: Children, Health, Disorder]
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Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Classroom - ... ADHD treatment is the best solution to a set of individual drugs for children, behavioral, psychological integrated treatment model. Medical therapy: the basis of all treatment, appropriate drugs can quickly and effectively reduce hyperactivity, impulse control, increased attention. Side effects include loss of appetite, headache, insomnia, etc., but not the side effects will occur, even if there is a also have some countermeasures. Therefore, timely feedback to the parents or doctor effects and side effects of drugs, the doctors decided to use the drug will be of great help....   [tags: brain dysfunction, parents] 875 words
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Discrimination in Henry Louis Gates Jr.´s What´s in a Name? and ADHD - ... It made me more zoned out than it controlled my attention and hyperactivity. The children would always laugh and point their fingers at me when this accorded. They would talk behind my back saying, “Its zombie girl. Don’t go towards her.” They would make these jokes until about lunch time when my medicine would wear off then they would see a side of me that was completely opposite. When I went into middle school, my grades started to suffer from my ADHD. I would go through spells where I would either be zombifed or completely going off the wall hyper....   [tags: hurt, george, prejudice, ] 881 words
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Effects of ADD/ADHD - Affects of ADD/ADHD Robert was a typical two-year old boy always running and jumping around. In kindergarten, he couldn't remain seated during group time and moved between centers, leaving each a mess as he ran over peers. Third grade teachers began to talk to Roberts parents: he was blurting out answers and his desk was constantly crammed full of papers, toys, and books. In junior high, assignments done at home were never turned in and Robert received lunch detention for constant talking. He was late to class every day in high school because it was impossible to wake him....   [tags: hyperactivity, disorder, children, teaching]
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Behavior Disorders in Children: A Look at ADD & ADHD - In today’s society children can be super ramped up especially with all the sugar and junk food lying around. Most parents may start to wonder if sugar or a short temper is all that is affecting their child. A child can exhibit multiple signs of anything when observed closely enough. Many parents do not want to acknowledge that their child may have an issue far beyond their control. According to the article, "Children Who Have Attentional Disorders: Diagnosis and Evaluation.” which can be found in Pediatrics in Review, children who have Attention Deficit demonstrate basic signs of inattention, impulsivity, and over activity....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Sebastian Is Dealing with ADHD - ... It was observed that Sebastian had a very difficult time during structured curriculum time being still and keeping his hands to himself. Often time Sebastan would interrupt the teacher, grab items from students, and loose focus on the task at hand. When redirected for his behavior Sebastian would have violent outburst that included throwing chairs, turning over tables, and dumping bins of class materials and toys. The teacher often times concerned for the safety of the other children. Sebastian, and herself would call for assistance in controling the matter....   [tags: emotion, behavior, interacts] 895 words
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Attention Deficit Disorder - ... Many researches show that a mutation in genes could be possible cause of ADHD (National Institute of Health). Some of this research will hopefully help scientist a way to prevent ADHD. Learning about certain genes could also find better treatments to help people with ADHD. A study in children shows that some ids with ADHD have a part of their brains that is thinner than average and as they grow up that spot because thicker as their symptoms improve (National Institute of Health). There are also some environmental factors that could be involved with the cause of ADHD (Health Central)....   [tags: uncontrollable behavior, not able to focus]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ADHD When Mrs. Fallon first described this project to us, I was a little bit skeptical about it. I kept thinking that I had no problems in my life and that I didn’t need any type of conditioning. But then I thought, I’m definitely not perfect and I knew I was definitely overlooking something. Recently I was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and I felt like I was cheated out of so many years that could have been productive ones....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 900 words
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The Overdiagnosis of ADD/ADHD - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is the most widely diagnosed “mental-illness” in children in the United States today, and approximately 99% of children diagnosed are prescribed daily doses of methylphenidate in order to control undesirable behaviors. (Stolzer) Many children exhibit such behaviors as energetic, running, jumping, playing, and excitement in their daily learning activities. But at what point is a child’s exuberant behavior considered to be hyperactive. All children are supposed to be full of life, wonder, and questions....   [tags: health, hyperactivity disorder]
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Lack of Concentration in Students - Kids of all ages around our country, have some difficulty to concentrate in school and get their task done. Some children start in an early age which develops a bad habit later on in life. Reason why this occurs in children and some adults is result of ADHD, a disorder that creates lack of concentration and lack of controlling energetic behavior. It can also mean that it’s hard for the person to be organized with their life and turns it into a habit. Children with poor concentration in school and educational work, can affect them later on in life if not treated or start to be organized in their own time....   [tags: ADHD, school, homework]
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The ADHD Rating Scale-IV - The ADHD Rating Scale-IV is designed to be used with children ages 5 to 18 and consists of scales for the Home and School. The Home version is also available in Spanish. The scales are rated according to symptom frequency on a 4-point scale of 9 to 3 (never or rarely) to (very often) and each has 18 items. The checklists are designed to be completed by parents and teachers who have observed the child for six months. Divided across four age groups, the scores are reported as percentile ranks separately for boys and girls....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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ADHD in Adolescent Males and Its Effect on the Family Structure - ... The doctors completed their study using 3 diagnostic steps. Firstly, they made a retroactive assessment of ADHD symptoms during both the inmates and the control subjects’ childhood using the Wender Utah Rating Scale German short version. They looked for the presence of the diagnostic criteria for ADHD using a diagnostic checklist for experts and Externalizing (ED) and Internalizing Disorders (ID) were investigated with the Youth Self Report or the Young Adult Self Report, respectively. What the data suggested that many inmates not only had adult ADHD or ADHD in their childhoods but several also had another disorder or mental illness....   [tags: mental health, inmates, stress] 923 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder It is very normal for children to be more active, more energetic, less attentive, and more impulsive than adults. When parents complain that their child has difficulty paying attention, controlling his or her activity, or resisting impulses, others may dismiss these problems quickly as normal behavior and that there is no need for alarm. Behavior problems in areas such as school work, getting along with others, and inability to follow through and complete chores, have become so severe as to impair a child’s adjustment are not likely to be outgrown can hardly be considered normal....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 927 words
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Self-Regulated Learning - Ever since I can remember I have been a hyperactive child, I always find it difficult to pay attention and keep myself focused. I have learned over time to focus and stay on task when needed, and fix my distractions so I can regain focus on the class, teacher, or my homework. I do apply myself with subjects I love. The skills that I possess well are self-awareness and goal-setting. Lana Becker, educational researcher implies “Self-regulated learning requires students to make deliberate choices and consciously select and employ effective strategies so that learning will take place....   [tags: Coping with ADHD]
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