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Adolescent Internet Addiction - The use of the internet has become essential to today’s world with the availability of all types of information found at the click of a computer mouse. For adolescents the internet can help with schoolwork, but it also provides a platform for communication and entertainment with the world. Because relationships, information and gaming are readily available, it is possible for adolescents to become addicted to the internet and what it offers. The desire to be connected to the internet can inhibit an adolescent’s social, school and personal life and the causes, symptoms, research, treatment and prevention of adolescent internet addiction are essential to understanding and treating the addict...   [tags: Internet ]
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Aggression in Children - Aggression is a problem that is very common in many children and that if not addressed early enough would continue through adolescence and later on in life. Aggression can be caused by a multitude of factor, which is sometimes considered part of a normal developmental stage; never the less aggression can also be a symptom of a multitude of disruptive behaviors (Barzman & Findling, 2008). It is important that parents learn to deal with this type of behaviors and find ways to effectively modify the child’s misconduct; according to Barzman & Findling (2008) the intricacy of aggression needs to be addressed through complex assessment strategies....   [tags: Child Psychology ]
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Attention Deficit Disorder - Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit Disorder otherwise known as ADD is a condition that refers to an individual’s inability to control their own behavior or impulse(McEwan 70). This can begin in early childhood and interfere with children’s ability to do well in school and social situations. These patients also have troubles blocking out noise or other stimuli in order to focus on a task or what is being said. ADD is a chronic problem that can be seen as early as infancy and can extend to adulthood....   [tags: Papers] 936 words
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Adderall: Is Medication the Answer? - Adderall: Is Medication the Answer. When growing up, nothing is more frustrating then giving your best effort in your school work and continuously being unsuccessful. The effect it can have on a child is very damaging. Students may feel inadequate and non-intelligent in the classroom setting growing up, not to mention, being confused all at the same time about why school is such an ongoing battle for them. Why are these children trying so hard and never having any success. It is more and more common today; more than ever we see children having these problems inside and outside of classrooms all over the world....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1348 words
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LORENZOS OIL - LORENZOS OIL Project IV STEPS 2 & 3 Article 1 1. What is property P. Increase in brain activity 2. What is the sample. The 16 boys 3. What is the population. All children 4. What is the implicit question. Why is there a difference in brain function between normal kids and kids with ADHD. 5. What is not the implicit question. Do all children have a property p. 6. What type of argument. Sampling 7. what did they look at. They looked at 16 children who were diagnosed with ADHD six were not. 8....   [tags: essays papers] 1321 words
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Dream Weaver - The TV Drug Substance abuse does not always come in the form of fine powders, dried herbs, or fermented hops. Equally seductive are the bright lights and blaring sounds of the television. Quite often, people will sit down for their favorite program and do not get back up for hours. They start with the intention of watching one sixty minute show. Then, an advertisement for a new crime drama plays, and they just have to check it out. Not long after, they notice that Turner Classic Movies is playing their favorite childhood film....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Ritalin - Ritalin Abstract Ritalin (Methylphenidate) is a mild CNS stimulant. In medicine, Ritalin's primary use is treatment of Attention Deficit /Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). The mode of action in humans is not completely understood, but Ritalin presumably activates the arousal system of the brain stem and the cortex to produce its stimulant effect. Recently, the frequency of diagnosis for ADHD has increased dramatically. More children and an increasing number of adults are being diagnosed with ADHD....   [tags: essays research papers] 1491 words
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If You are Struggling With an Unmotivated Child Then You Need A Better Way- Today! - If You are Struggling With an Unmotivated Child Then You Need A Better Way- Today. Anyone who has ever raised children knows that parenting is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. It seems as though everyone has an opinion about how children should be disciplined and motivated, but very few of the people who are giving advice have ever actually raised children of their own. Moreover, it is more difficult to motivate your child now than ever before. There are more and more influences that pull children and teens further and further from the morals and values that their parents are trying to instill....   [tags: Parenting] 3001 words
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The Influence of Childhood Mental Disorders On the Quality of Public Education - ... Increased stress causes worsening of the symptoms and can result in closure and denial, leading to even more severe psychological disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychosis or even schizophrenia (Vergason & Anderegg, 1997). According to some psychologists and psychiatrists, there is an alternative way to educate children with mental disorders. It is homeschooling, which represents the teaching of a child by either parents or tutors for a long period of time. If it is a hired tutor who takes the role of a teacher, the long time that him and the child spend together allow the former to get to know the latter better, thus creating a more trusting relationship and decreasing...   [tags: home schooling vs public schooling]
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Is the World Wide Web Causing a World Wide Woe? - Many people view the internet as the World Wide Web, connecting the population together and sharing information on a global scale. However, others look at it as a grotesque web that is entangling humanity with unintelligence. Whether positive or negative, it is indubitable that in the past years, society has become extremely reliant upon the internet. Every day, millions of people around the world use the internet for many different purposes: commerce, communication, social networking, work, education, entertainment, and more....   [tags: Internet ]
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What are The Ccauses of Not Getting Enough of Sleep? - Snooze more than less Think of what people normally do in their daily lives; two important aspects of our lives are simply sleeping and eating. Between these two necessary routines, healthy sleeping habits are just as important as a healthy diet. However, teenagers don’t give it much thought. It turns out that inadequate rest can impair many aspects of their lives; as a result teenagers really need to figure out a way to improve their sleeping habits from now on. American teenagers remain ignorant about the amount of time they spend on sleeping, and they never realize its critical role and the hazards of not getting enough of it....   [tags: studying, playing, sleep-deprivation]
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Experimental Medication on Children with Autism and Fragile X Syndrome - Imagine being a parent who just had a baby. One’s baby doesn’t speak when it should, it stops walking, then finally it stops making eye contact. There is no communication at all. Surely, most parents would be concerned and take one’s child to a pediatrician to discover what is wrong. That’s when one is told the child has Autism or Fragile-X Syndrome. Knowing the difference between Autism and Fragile-X could potentially have a major impact on the choice one make when it comes to a child. As a result of using experimental drugs on children with Autism and Fragile-X Syndrome, children have been negatively affected, entire families have been negatively affected, and new disability characteristi...   [tags: health, psychiatry, disabilities]
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Aretha Franklin Knew What She Was Talking About - “All I’m asking is for a little respect when you get home. R-e-s-p-e-c-t, find out what it means to me. R-e-s-p-e-c-t, take care TCB.” The notorious, veracious lyrics of Aretha Franklin’s song “Respect” probably ring in everyone’s ears as soon as they hear the word respect. Through the power of music, Aretha Franklin recognized the importance of instilling necessary words into everyone’s head. Hopefully everyone understood the lyrics well enough so the words pop into their head at the most essential times....   [tags: Social Studies] 1752 words
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Girls on the Edge, by Dr. Leonard Sax - Girls on the Edge by Dr. Leonard Sax, is all about the things that are driving a crisis for girls. The book cites sexual identity, the cyberbubble, obsesssions, and environmental toxins as the four main factors. The book is 272 pages and was published by Basic Books in July of 2011 and sells for around 13 dollars for a paperback copy or 20 for the hardcover edition. The book begins with an explanation of teenagers and how they are different from the teenagers of 50 years ago. More and more teenagers are depressed, and on medication....   [tags: Girls on the Edge]
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Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) - Diagnosis and Treatment This paper was designed to address the diagnostic similarities and differences between Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) as described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (2013), as well as treatment options for children that have been diagnosed with either of these behavioral disorders. Also included is information regarding differential diagnoses for ODD and CD, cultural implications, and general considerations to keep in mind when working with children that have either disorder....   [tags: diagnosis, treatment, child behavior]
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Proper Management of ADD Can Lead to Success - ... This is ineffective because the child feels he/she is the focus of his/her parent’s anger, impacting the child’s self-esteem (“ADD Parenting Tips” 1). According to Dr. Ned Hallowell, ADHD expert, children with ADD can often feel different from other children and will therefore ask many questions about ADD. It is the parents’ job not to get frustrated with their child and to answer the questions fully, and in a way that the child can easily understand. Parents also need to remind their child of all the child’s strengths and achievements, thereby building up the child’s confidence and reducing his/her mistakes (“Parenting and ADD/ADHD Child” 1)....   [tags: Attention Defecit Disorder, Neurological Condition]
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Mindfulness Meditation: A Natural Practice with Superhuman Capabilities - Have you ever wondered if your brain could process quicker, come to conclusions easier, stay focused longer, make decisions swifter, be healthier, or even live longer. If you answered yes, there is indeed a way to do so; you two just haven’t been introduced yet. If you’re thinking of some breakthrough technology, a revolutionary medicine, or perhaps that someone has finally discovered the fountain of youth, think again. Not a breakthrough technology, but rather one of the oldest practices in human history, mindfulness meditation....   [tags: asian buddhist, efficiency, brain]
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The Meaning of Quantitative and Qualitative Research - The Meaning of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Quantitative and Qualitative are two different forms of research that complement each other either from a numerical standpoint or a descriptive one. Quantitative research comes from a numerical perspective and qualitative research comes from more of a descriptive perspective, though they cannot be described with these specific terms, they need to be elaborated on to get more of an overall understanding. Quantitative research expresses data in a numerical fashion and its main focus is to supply information and to determine relationships between variables (Guts, 2014)....   [tags: Research, Numerical Standpoint]
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Cluster Analysis: An Introduction in Psychological Contexts - In market research, companies want to know where shoppers will be most likely to buy their product. In medicine, geneticists study the genome and gene expression to determine a priori who may develop Alzheimer’s, survive cancer, or have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. In psychiatry, physicians have examined patient response patterns on depression questionnaires to differentiate those patients with chronic, personality-stable depression from those with situation-specific or acute depression....   [tags: market research, genome, ]
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Debate Summary: The Causes of Depression - In unit seven, this learner took part in a debate involving the causes of depression. Depression is a debilitating mental disorder that can be detrimental to a person’s way of living. For centuries, psychologists and researchers have been searching for a single cause of depression, identifying two perspectives to date. The cognitive-behavioral perspective includes influences of faulty thinking that develops from low self-esteem and or a learned helplessness. In addition, cognitive-behavioral perspective indicates environmental influences such as poor living conditions and socioeconomic issues as causes of depression....   [tags: Mental Health]
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The Effects of Poverty on Children - When analyzing children growing up in poverty a lot of factors come into play such as their physical, psychological and emotional development. To grow up in poverty can have long term effect on a child. What should be emphasized in analyzing the effects of poverty on children is how it has caused many children around the world to suffer from physical disorders, malnutrition, and even diminishes their capacities to function in society. Poverty has played a major role in the functioning of families and the level of social and emotional competency that children are able to reach....   [tags: educational setbacks, depression, stress]
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Tourette's Syndrome: Much More Than Tics - Tourette’s syndrome is an interesting disorder that is continuously being investigated and conducted with experimental research today. The underlying causes are still currently being determined by doctors and researchers and there is not one specific cause that can be linked to such disorder. The unpredictability of symptoms displayed with the syndrome and the comorbidity of other related disorders make it much more complicated to treat. Although there are many factors that contribute to this psychological condition, only time will tell whether treatments and drugs can help tackle Tourette’s once and for all....   [tags: symptoms, causes, experiments]
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The Healing Power of Music - Usually, when one considers what they can do to fight off a cold, relieve pain, or alleviate mental illness, the first things that comes to mind may be to take over-the-counter drugs or prescribed medications. However, the cure to these and many other infirmities may be found within your own ipod. Music, in its many forms, can and should be used as a healing instrument. While it may not completely alleviate the need for drugs, it's possible that music therapy could accompany medical drug use in order to lessen the amount of potentially harmful medications often consumed by patients....   [tags: music, healing, ] 953 words
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Children, Adolescents & Psychotropic Medication - Psychotropic medications, also referred to as psychiatric or psychotherapeutic medications, are used to treat psychiatric disorders, such as: depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They have been used for many years and oftentimes come with dangerous side effects. The side effects that often occur in children taking these medications can include: fainting, blurred vision, vomiting, extreme weight gain, and even death ("Seroquel information,” n.d.)....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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The Benefits of Organic Produce - Each day Americans consume untold quantities of pesticides and other chemical additives in the foods we eat. Currently all consumers have only one choice to limit exposure to pesticides in their food: to buy organically farmed food. I realize that organic foods are more expensive than commercially farmed foods. However, one can offset the higher cost of organics by growing his or her own vegetables. Not only that, the consumer would benefit by knowing which products have the highest levels of pesticides and buy them organic instead....   [tags: Agriculture Organics Food]
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How Drugs Destroy Athletic Ability - The human body can do a magnitude of activities, from running to climbing to lifting extremely heavy objects that can all go away in the blink of an eye by using drugs. One of the key things to a healthy and athletic human is cardiovascular ability, or the strength of the heart and how efficient it is pumping blood throughout the body. Just by preforming around thirty minutes of exercise a day, can improve the body’s cardiovascular health drastically. Just by preforming that little bit of exercise a day the body can reduce in fatty weight....   [tags: legal issues, the human body, ]
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George Ruth's Life and Accomplishments - Do you think its fair that players are credited for what they do, when cheating the game. Mark McGwire excelled at the game of baseball and got credit for all of his accomplishments; yet, he cheated the game and used steroids. Babe Ruth, considered one of the greatest baseball players to play the game of baseball, who never cheated and set a great example for all who play baseball. Baseball has drastically changed over the years, especially in the cheating scandals of steroids; Babe Ruth set a great example by excelling in the sport and doing it clean, contrasting with Mark McGwire....   [tags: baseball players, drugs, mark magwire]
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The Dangers of Amphetamine Use - Amphetamines have been around since the 1800’s. Lazar Edeleanu is the chemist who took the chemicals from a plant called Ma-Huange, found in China and synthesized the drug. Amphetamines were first used to treat asthma patients because it would clear the passage ways. The drug was sold only inside of inhalers then later in the mid 1930’s it was used to treat narcolepsy, depression, and later used to stay awake for long periods of time. Amphetamines were very popular with truck drivers and college students because it would help them stay awake to make their loads and help them complete their assignments....   [tags: Amphetamine Essays]
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Tourette syndrome's Description and Analysis - Tourette syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by motor and phonic tics usually starting in childhood and often accompanied by poor impulse control (Chiu, 2013, p.405). The disorder is named for Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette, the pioneering French neurologist who in 1885 first described the condition in an 86-year-old French woman (ninds.nih.gov, 2013). Tourette syndrome was once considered to be a rare a condition that causes a person to make repeated, quick movements or sounds that they cannot control....   [tags: neuropsychiatric disorder, tics, control movement]
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Eating And Children - "You are what you eat", is a common old adage heard in western culture, which promotes healthy living and eating. It is certainly not uncommon to hear the latter with the latest health and fitness fervor held my many westerners. There is evidence to suggest that primitive humans believed that physical strength and abilitiy could be attained by consuming certain animals. For example, the early Cherokee Indian tribes believed that by eating venison one could inherit the swiftness of the animal....   [tags: Health Nutrition] 1457 words
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Parents Vs. Child Vaccination - INTRODUCTION Vaccinations: a life saver or a harm to children. This is a major controversial topic that needs to be looked at. A majority of the population receive their vaccinations, but it is the 8.2% that refused and the 5.8% that delayed and refused, that need to be educated more about vaccines saving millions of lives (Smith et al.). There are many pros and cons to vaccinations that are equally significant. By looking at the outcome, vaccines are very important and cannot be dismissed without a valid reason....   [tags: outbreaks, epidemics]
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Focus - Focus Everyone has problems concentrating once in a while, moments when the words on the page don't seem nearly as interesting as one's own thoughts. Most everyone has days when they feel an unexplained burst of exuberance or restlessness . Maybe it was a promotion or a messy break up, but the work just wouldn't get done and not for lack of trying. Now imagine everyday like this, every day filled with frenetic energy that cannot seem to be channeled into anything productive. Sure it might be fun for a while, but what about when you really need to get something done and it doesn't happen....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Ritalin Abuse on Campus - Ritalin Abuse on Campus Throughout most of her childhood, Jessica Miele* was viewed by her family and peers as a strange girl. Her hyperactivity, trouble in school, and drive for music left her parents confused with what to do with him after several frustrating years. At age 14, Miele was sent from her home in New York to Vermont Academy, a boarding school in the mountains. It was there that she found his gifted ability to exprses herself creativley through art and music, and formed close friendships with her roommates....   [tags: Research Papers Drugs Papers] 2090 words
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The Dangers of Ritalin -      The parents of six year old James Patrick Smith receive a phone call from the school guidance counselor informing them of their child's recent hyperactive behavior. After a short conference, the guidance counselor suggests to the parents a solution for young James' problem; as a result, the family visits their family doctor and the doctor diagnoses James with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) during a one hour appointment. To remedy the disorder, the doctor prescribes the "savior drug" for ADD patients; children are almost always fed the drug Ritalin, a prescription medicine that packs a strong euphoric punch (Machan 151)....   [tags: Argumentative Health ADD Essays] 2865 words
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Tourette's Syndrome - Tourette's Syndrome Gilles de la Tourette’s Syndrome (TS) is a sporadic or inherited complex neuropsychiatric disorder (not an illness) influenced by neurological, psychological, and sociological factors. It is characterized by involuntary tics - sudden, rapid, recurrent nonrhythmic movements or noises that occur repeatedly in the same way (Temple, 2003). The symptoms include: both multiple motor tics and one or more phonic tics (which may or may not include vocalizations and which sometimes include outbursts of swearing) present at some time during the disorder although not necessarily simultaneously; tics occur many times a day...   [tags: Papers] 2092 words
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Seasonal Affective Disorder - Did you find yourself catching the “winter blues” this season. What about when spring or summer arrives. Do you find yourself acting out or the ordinary. Maybe you’ve caught Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which is a mood disorder that is taken serious by some but many others fear that it is simply an excuse for other to bring themselves down. It is not any different from a sign of serious depression, therefore can be life threatening if not given the proper treatment. In fact Seaonal Affective Disorder is a subtype of depression....   [tags: Psychology]
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Behavior Management Strategies - 1.Different schools of thought provide perspectives on behavior and behavior management. Chapter 1, Basic Concepts of Behavior and Behavior Management, presented an overview of behavioral, psychological, and sociological approaches to behavior management. Compare two of these approaches and explain how their perspectives are similar or different with regard to behavior, behavior problems, discipline, attitude, responsibility, and consequences. This candidate believes that the behavioral approach and the psychoanalytic approaches have a few similarities and differences, when it comes to behavior management....   [tags: Behavior Management ]
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Attention Deficit Disorder - After a long day of hard work, I was exhausted and really hungry; I hear my stomach making weird noises. I grabbed the keys from the kitchen's table and put my sweater on. I decided to eat something fast but healthy. While I was driving to Wendy's, I was thinking about my order: a large salad, with a large orange juice and bowl of fruit. I was waiting for my turn when I saw Suzy, one of my old friends from high school, she was on the first table with the cutest, adorable, talkative and charming girl I ever seen....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1928 words
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Childhood Conduct Disorder - Introduction: A History and Brief Overview of Conduct Disorder Conduct Disorder has been a part of the American Psychological Association’s Diagnostic Statistical Manuel (DSM) since its original release date in 1994. Although, there is new information about the disorder that was previously unknown, Conduct Disorder is distinguished by a “repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate norms or rules are violated” (American Psychiatric Association, 1994.) This mild, moderate, or severe antisocial behavior begins to appear either in childhood, categorized as early-onset conduct disorder , or in adolescence after ten years of age, clas...   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Cognitive Assistive Technology - Cognitive Impairments Today’s classroom looks vastly different than classrooms even a decade ago. Teachers today need to be aware of different impairments and the impact it has on the tools they will be using to aid all of their students ability to reach their full potential. Students with cognitive impairments bring with them a unique set of challenges for the student and teacher to both overcome. Cognitive impairments encompass a vast array of qualifiers which makes accommodating for the student seem more problematic than is the reality....   [tags: education, teachers, students]
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Sleep Health Effects - Everyone has experienced the late night movie marathon, the extensive studying prior to final exams, and the staying up all night letting the mind wander. These one night, every once in a while habits can become routine if not monitored by the individual. Sleep is essential to one’s overall well-being and the consequences to not receiving adequate sleep is extensive. These occasional habits occur more often than one would believe. Studies from HealthyPeople.gov and CDC.gov have shown a significant increase in negative sleep habits resulting in injury....   [tags: illness, physical harm, vehicle accidents]
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What´s Spiritual Development - Spiritual: I think spiritual development determines and helps with how a child behaves during this stage. Depending on the type of spirituality and connection of a higher source, it helps to teach and distinguish between right and wrong. I believe this helps with the state of mind that many young children carry throughout this stage life. In the district where I am employed, the community is a big believer in God. In my class when we I have discussions on certain topics, the students always refer back to the bible or their believes....   [tags: metamemory, dyslexia, misbehaving]
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ADD - Until recently, people with ADD were considered stupid and in some cases un-teachable. Famous people including Newton, Leonardo da Vinci and Einstein have been suspected of having ADD or ADHD. ADD is a little-understood but surprisingly common brain imbalance. The disorder is genetic, according to some researchers, and it usually manifests itself first as childhood hyperactivity. But as the physical restlessness wears away during puberty, leaving mainly the attention span symptoms, the syndrome becomes harder to spot....   [tags: Papers] 502 words
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Nature vs Nurture: Do Genes Or Environment Matter More? - When I was a child, I was very shy and passive, so I didn’t’t like to speak in public. My mother seriously worried about my introverted character since she had talked with my teacher about the problem. After that, she enrolled me in speech class and when I came home, she asked me whether I presented in class or not. In the day when I expressed my opinions or asked something to my teacher, she praised me highly and her face looked so bright. As her praises reinforced me, I gradually overcame my shyness and I changed into an outgoing person....   [tags: personality, child development] 568 words
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Government's Responsibility to Help the Learning Disabled - Over 3.1 million people in Canada have a learning disability. Eventually 35 percent of our kids who do no receive help with their disability will drop out of high school; 2 percent will complete a year college program. What does the government do to help these kids with their learning problems. Nothing; and this need to change. Picture yourself sitting in a classroom. The teacher calls on you to read the first paragraph of chapter one. You look at the text and suddenly start seeing the words floating around and you’re stuttering on each word not knowing what you are reading, while on looking peers laugh and giggle at your every mistake....   [tags: learning disability, special education] 594 words
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Attention Deficit Disorder - Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit Disorder is a neurobehavioral disorder that affects thousands of people in the United States. Over the past decade, media focuses have been primarily on children with the disorder and the effects of the traditionally used medication, Ritalin. It is important to note that A.D.D. does not target only children, but it also greatly affects adults because it is not a condition than can be outgrown or cured. Furthermore, it has become critical, since more doctors have become specialists on this disorder, thus presenting the many ways in which it affects the life of a human being....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Psychology and Computers - Psychology and Computers For this paper I decided on the topic of how computers influence my chosen profession, and since I am a Psychology major this paper is going to be about Psychology and Computers. I plan to study School Psychology in particular. Where to begin. Computers affect so many aspects of Psychology. Let us start with the basic computer which is the calculator. We Psychology major’s use the calculator all the time, particularly in the class of test and measurements, are shown how to administer a test to students, adults, etc… Then shown to calculate the different results and the different formulas we use and what the formulas mean....   [tags: Psychological Technology Essays]
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Neurofeedback and ADD - Neurofeedback and ADD What is ADD. ADD is an acronym for Attention Deficit Disorder (this can also be known as ADHD [Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder]). “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is characterized by an age-inappropriate level of inattention, with or without impulsivity and overactivity, that occurs across settings, causes functional impairment and cannot be attributed to another disorder” (Mercugliano 831). This is one of the most common psychiatric disorders amongst children today....   [tags: Neurology Disorders Papers]
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Attention Defecit Disorder - Attention Defecit Disorder Attention deficit disorder, also called ADD, is defined as 'a disorder primarily a characteristic of childhood, marked by a consistent problem in paying attention,' in the book, The Lifespan by Guy R. Lefrancois (1999). It is more common among boys than girls but can effect all ages. Focusing on children between the ages of five thru ten, it is estimated that three to five percent, which is 1.35 - 2.25 million, of all children are living with ADD. When accompanied by serious hyperactivity, ADD is labeled as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD....   [tags: ADD Behavior Disorders Essays]
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add and ritalin - ADD and Ritalin Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a problem that affects 5% to 10% of all children. ADD affects more children than any other childhood problems except asthma. It is estimated to be the largest single cause for first referrals to child guidance clinics throughout the country, making up as many as 40% of those cases. Many ADD cases are not diagnosed because the problem most often does not show in the doctor’s office. Current estimates suggest that approximately 50 to 65% of the children with ADD will have symptoms of the disorder as adolescents and adults....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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