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ADHD and Its Treatments - ADHD and Its Treatments Works Cited Not Included The purpose of this research was to describe and understand Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the most effective treatment options that are available today. ADHD is a mental health disorder that affects 3-9% of the population in ways that, if left untreated, can wreak havoc on the mind of the sufferer. It makes concentration difficult, large tasks seem insurmountable, and causes impulsive and hyperactive tendencies. Fortunately, research and experiments have led to new and effective treatments to help those who suffer from this disorder (Dupaul 8)....   [tags: ADHD Attention Deficit Essays Disorder] 1853 words
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Why Teachers Should Understand ADHD - Why Teachers Should Understand Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder What is Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADD/ADHD]. Some feel it is a neurobiological disorder while others say it is a learning disorder. Ever since 1980 when the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders officially recognized ADD/ADHD as a behavior disorder, the definition has kept evolving and changing. But ADD/ADHD has been around a lot longer than twenty-three years....   [tags: Education ADD ADHD Essays]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Introduction Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), once called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction, is one of the most common mental disorders among children. (Elia, Ambrosini, Rapoport, 1999) It affects 3 to 5 percent of all children, with approximately 60% to 80% of these children experiencing persistence of symptoms into adolescence and adulthood, causing a lifetime of frustrated dreams and emotional pain. There are two types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: an inattentive type and a combined type....   [tags: ADHD Disorders Health Essays]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) Works Cited Not Included Parenting is something that no-one person is an expert and that no expert can tell you how to do it. If a person’s child is an absolute angel, does nothing wrong, and gets straight A’s; parenting still is difficult. When a child has a disorder such as ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactive disorder), the child needs much more from the parent than most parents bargain for. Parenting roles for a child with ADHD change greatly; from the time that a parent needs to spend helping the child tie their shoe, or taking the child out for a run in the park....   [tags: ADHD ADD Parenting Essays Papers] 1555 words
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Characteristics and Types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - The Characteristics and Types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Missing Works Cited According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-half of 1.6 million elementary school-aged children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have also been diagnosed with a learning disability (LD) (Brown University Child and Adolescence Behavior Letter, 2001). The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1997) stated that ADHD affects 3 to 5 percent of all children, and boys are three times more likely to be affected by the disorder than girls....   [tags: ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder] 1238 words
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ADHD - ADHD Upon shadowing a fourth grade teacher at Deer Ridge Elementary School, I decided to talk with her about the students in her classroom. Mrs. Riley first set the scene of the school for me by stating that it was in the southwest suburban area of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and this particular school was not hurting for money. She then began to explain the different children in her classroom. There were twenty-eight students from a variety of different backgrounds. There were also two students with ADHD....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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ADHD Analysis - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental syndrome of self-control which leads to problems related to attention span, impulse control, and activity level (Barkley). ADHD is considered by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to be a developmentally inappropriate attention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity so enveloping and constant as to drastically interfere with the person’s everyday life (Reiff). ADHD is considered a chronic mental disorder that starts early in childhood and follows the individual into adulthood (Connors)....   [tags: Psychology ]
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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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ADHD and Adolescence - ADHD and Adolescence Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a common mental disorder whose definition continues to change. Most clinicians make a diagnosis off of a list of symptoms in three categories: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. There are three different subtypes of ADHD: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Combined Type if both the inattentive criteria and the hyperactive/impulsive criteria have been present for the past six months; Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominantly Inattentive Type if the inattention criteria are met but the hyperactive/impulsive criteria has not been present for the past six months; and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive Type if the hyperactive criteria has been met but the inattentive criteria has not been present for the past six months (Robin 15)....   [tags: Psychology Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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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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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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ADHD in Females - ADHD in Females Grace is a second grader. She sits quietly with her hand folded in front of her and watches tv. She sees Dumbo and thinks of the stuffed elephant on her bed. She remembers her brother winning it for her at a carnival, where she got to ride a pony and eat cotton candy. A few minutes pass, and Grace has no idea what is happening around her or on the cartoon. She is not worried, because there really isn't a time that her mind is not wandering. Grace is a well mannered little girl, but suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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The Media and ADHD - The Media and ADHD        Two years ago, a survey of 30,000 children in Virginia found that seventeen percent of fifth grade white boys were taking medications for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (10). Over the past year, several lawsuits have been filed against Novartis, the manufacturers of Ritalin; CHADD, a support group for individuals with ADHD; and The American Psychiatric Association, claiming that the defendants have conspired together to create and promote the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder(8)....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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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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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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ADHD and Marijuana Use - ... Organizing and finishing the tasks is almost impossible due to the person being unable to pay attention, follow instructions or converse easily. A person with this type of ADHD easily forgets simple details and is easily distracted. The second type is referred to as predominantly hyperactive- impulse ADHD. The persons suffering from this type of ADHD are constantly fidgeting and they talk a lot. People with this ADHD can not sit still, for children, they run a lot climb and jump constantly. One is often restless and one is always interrupting others....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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ADD and ADHD - ADD and ADHD Although American culture has changed over the years, parents today still want what is best for their children. Why then, are parents allowing their children to be put on medications that may have an adverse effect on their children. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) have increasingly been diagnosed among young children today. Parents should become more informed about the over diagnosing, side effects, results of the medication and all other pertinent information before they allow their children to become treated....   [tags: Attention Disorders Education Essays]
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Symptoms of ADD/ADHD - ... Smith and Segal (2012) define it as “a tendency to become absorbed in tasks that are stimulating and rewarding. Hyperfocus is actually a coping mechanism for distraction- a way of tuning out the chaos. It can be so strong that you tune out everything going on around you”. This can be an asset when doing something productive, but it can also cause problems when you lose track of time and neglect other responsibilities. Hyperactivity can change from being highly energetic and always moving in children to more subtle and more of the internal tendencies shown in adults....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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The World of ADHD Children - Throughout the United States Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, has become a common diagnosis among children and adolescents. Any hyper, out of control child in the classroom may be perceived as having ADHD and many more are being medicated for this disorder each day. Some people even wonder if ADHD has been created by society to preserve a natural order and compliance. Aside from parents, teachers are good resources for observing ADHD traits in children that they teach on a daily basis....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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Caring for Children with ADHD - ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. ADHD has been a recognized disorder for over 50 years. There are three different types of ADHD. The disorder affects both males and females. ADHD does not affect intellectual ability, individuals with this disorder are just as smart as others. Doctors and researchers are still not sure why some people have ADHD. Researchers show that the disorder of ADHD probably genetic and that it may be inherited....   [tags: attention deficit, hyperactivity] 960 words
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Twice Exceptional: ADHD and Giftedness - ... The symptoms must also not be able to be accounted for by another mental disorder (APA, 2000). If a child meets all of these criteria, they can be diagnosed with ADHD by a clinician. There are several ways that a clinician can gather the information needed to asses a child for ADHD. They may use rating scales, parent and teacher observations, direct observation and school records (Gupta & Kar, 2010). Rating scales that are used include the Child Behavior Checklist, the Teacher Report Form of the Child Behavior Checklist, the Conners Parent and Teacher Rating Scales, and the Barkley Home Situations Questionnaire and School Situations Questionnaire (Gupta & Kar, 2010)....   [tags: Human Intellect, Psychology]
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Educating ADHD Students - ... There are new medications being researched and developed each year. Stimulates do not make a child with ADHD feel high, but some have reported feeling different. I had a student tell me that his medicine made him feel so alone, but without the medicine he couldn’t sit still or concentrate. Another treatment of ADHD is different types of psychotherapy. Behavioral therapy can help a child alter his or her own behavior. This therapy focuses on teaching the child to get organized and work through emotionally difficult events....   [tags: Special Education ]
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Response Inhibition in Children with ADHD - Gray (1982, as cited in Pliszka, S.R., Hatch, J.P, Borchederding, S.H., & Rogeness, G.A., 1993) proposed that human beings have a behavioral inhibition system (BIS) whose function is to analyze new stimuli or process old stimuli that have been associated with punishments in the past. According to Gray the BIS controls behavioral inhibition, which causes the organism to avoid the new stimuli or will stop the organism from performing behavior that has caused there to be past punishments. On the opposite end of the spectrum exists the behavioral activation system (BAS), which processes stimuli related to reward....   [tags: Child Development]
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Challenges in the Classroom: ADHD and Autism - ... The second diverse learning group I choose to right my paper on is students with Autism. Autism is an interesting disability because there are multiple forms of autism out there and each one would require a different set of accommodations to help these students to be successful in the classroom. The most common forms are Asperger Disorder, Kanner Syndrome, PDD-NOS Pervasive Developmental Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified, Rett Syndrome, and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. The most common form is Asperger disorder and I will focus on it for this paper....   [tags: Special Education ]
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The ADHD Rating Scale-IV - ... 5) for both the Home and School scales, and concluded that the scale items align with both a one- or two-factor (IA, HI) model. In addition, among the many behavior checklists for diagnosing ADHD, very few include items that mirror the DSM-IV criteria. With regard to reliability and validity, both the School and Home Version of the ADHD Rating Scale-IV measured internal consistency reliability with a coefficient alpha. In addition, test-retest ratings for reliability were conducted four weeks apart....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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ADHD: Case Study of Gretchen - ... The most compelling evidence for GAD can be found in the physical symptoms of anxiety Gretchen reports: her difficulty in controlling her apprehensive expectation about her parents’ reaction to the notes from school, the resulting upset stomach, headaches which are prevalent at home and school. As reported in Elia, GAD is concurrently co-morbidity in 18% of children with an ADHD diagnosis. (Elia, et al., 2008). ADHD does not preclude one from developing other disorders, including anxiety disorders....   [tags: Psychologyy]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - ... The focus of research has been on the class of neurotransmitters called catecholamines including norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. According to the Catecholamine Hypothesis, people with ADHD have insufficient amounts of catecholamines in their brains. This abnormality causes behavioural and cognitive dysregulation in patients with ADHD. This is because the neurotransmitters are actively involved in regulating behaviour through independent mechanisms (Psychology & Mosko, 2007, p. 9). Manifestation of symptoms ADHD affects both children and adults and the manifestation of symptoms differs in certain respects while some aspects are similar....   [tags: Health, Mental Illness] 2122 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, normally abbreviated as ADHD, is a disorder in which a person has trouble paying attention and focusing on tasks, tends to act without thinking and has trouble sitting still. This condition may begin in early childhood and continue into adulthood. Without treatment ADHD can cause problems at home, school, work and any social gatherings. The disorder sparks up many controversies for the simple fact that the exact cause is not clear or more over not well understood....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 974 words
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Students With ADD/ADHD and Class Placement - ... Furthermore, the learning-impaired student succeeds better socially in an inclusive setting than in a non-inclusive setting. In an inclusive setting, the learning-impaired student develops better communication skills with peers. Within the inclusive environment a student is exposed to different kinds of students with different backgrounds. A learning-impaired student with ADD/ADHD will greatly benefit from being exposed to this unique setting, resulting in developing better communication skills than being placed in a non-inclusive setting with lower chance of developing their communication skills....   [tags: Educational Issues, special education]
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The Class Placement of Students with ADD/ADHD - ... As a result, the student is at a higher risk of dropping out of school. In fact, once students with disabilities drop out, they are less likely than other dropouts to return to high school or to get a GED (Platt and Olson 18-19). In the long run, students with ADD/ADHD who have accommodations benefit in an inclusive setting. The learning impaired student succeeds better academically in an inclusive classroom setting than in a non-inclusive classroom setting. In an inclusive setting, the learning impaired student achieves a better education....   [tags: Education, learning disabilities]
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COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY IN TREATMENT OF ADHD - ... The therapist will look at the problem area, and better ways of dealing with the situations. It is hands on and needs commitment because you have to carry it through between sessions. It helps retrain the way the child thinks. It is most helpful in aiding in self esteem and relationship difficulties. Most sessions are one hour per week and require six to twenty sessions varying per persons needs. CBT can teach things like how to solve problems, make lists and use them, use calendars and to list distractions instead of focusing on them....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Introduction Being focused on to the important aspects of life is one of the main functions of the brain. In some diseases or disorders this special function of the brain is either lost or diminished. One such disorder which diminishes the functions of the brain is the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This disorder was initially considered to affect only children but this is a misconception as this disorder is also noticed amongst adults....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]
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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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Television Overexposure and ADHD: Is there a connection? - Television Overexposure and ADHD: Is there a connection. It is an urban myth that an overexposure to watching television may cause people to develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). My purpose is to study this theory to discover if it is accurate. I am also interested in discovering how ADHD plays a role in education. Before I can begin I have to start by researching what ADHD is. ADHD is a disorder among people that is associated with three main symptoms which are poor sustained attention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Exploring ADHD and Available Treatments - Exploring ADHD and Available Treatments Abstract: The writing is a lengthy manuscript describing ADHD and the treatments available. It discusses the different medications and their side effects and explains the opinions of some doctors for an alternative treatment. The main goal of the writing is to shed some light on the disorder and describe some theories about ADHD. This goal is stated in the thesis which talks about how ADHD cannot be identified exactly, the side effects to the medication are harsh, there are different alternative treatments, and research shows it may be caused from hormones and sleep deprivation....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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Holistic Treatment of ADD/ADHD - Holistic Treatment of ADD/ADHD Dear Mrs. Smith: I’m writing this letter to you because I am concerned about your daughter. Jane is often staring out the window and runs to it to get a closer look at the “cool” animal or insect. She often yells out the answer or “butts” in front of the other students because she can’t wait her turn like the other students. The hardest thing I’m dealing with is that Jane is constantly talking out-loud, fidgeting with her toys, and also she never sits still. I am concerned about her and I would like to have a conference with you to discuss having Jane tested for attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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Differences in Perception in Children with ADHD - Differences in Perception in Children with ADHD ADHD children seem to always be in motion. They can find it hard to complete tasks they¡¦ve begun and planning ahead is difficult. These children occasionally appear to be oblivious to what takes place around them. Then there are other days when these children appear to behave just fine, apparently unaffected by the disorder. This can pose a problem for the affected youngsters as it leads others to think that the ADHD children can readily control these behaviors....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 1102 words
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ADHD Prescription Abuse at Northeastern - ADHD Prescription Abuse at Northeastern Northeastern middler Gary Brown* reclines his small frame on a couch in his Mission Hill apartment. He looks like a patient on a psychiatrist's couch as he dictates his history of abuse with Ritalin and Adderall. “I started going to concerts with a friend who had a prescription and whose nickname was Bradderall,” Brown said. Ritalin and Adderall are prescription drugs commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Brown has never been diagnosed with ADHD but he started taking the drugs recreationally as a college freshman to have energy for concerts and for partying into the early morning hours....   [tags: College Study Drugs Education Essays] 1655 words
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The Existence of ADD and ADHD - The Existence of ADD and ADHD Some of the most common words moving around in the psychiatric circle are attention Deficit; hyperactivity; Ritalin; ADD, ADHD. These words are being most commonly discussed by most educators, physicians, psychologists and young parents in the society today. In spite of extensive advancements in technology which has brought new insights into the brain and learning, there is still a lacuna in the field of problems faced by children who are unable to remain focused on the task given to them in the classroom owing to their inability to pay attention....   [tags: Learning Disabilities Psychology Health Essays]
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Learning Disabilities: ADHD - Learning Disabilities: ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that can affect any person’s behavior and way of life. In their book, Special Education, J.Ysseldyke and B. Algozzine state that no area has experienced as much growth as learning disabilities. It is by far the largest of all special education categories. Enormous changes in the last century have changed the way society treats children with disabilities. Psychologist William Lee Heward affirms that in the 1800’s there were few public provisions dealing with adults or children with special needs....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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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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Understanding ADD and ADHD - Understanding ADD and ADHD First, it is important to understand ADD and ADHD and how they can be identified. Within the classroom, a teacher may encounter a student who constantly squirms in their seat, stares out the window, and has a desk that is a complete mess. These are not poor students who do not care about school and learning. Often these students may be undiagnosed cases of Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. These students can often be disruptive to themselves and the students around them, which causes serious educational problems....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Essays]
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ADHD: Diagnosis, Treatment, Etiology, and Treatment Outlook - ADHD: Diagnosis, Treatment, Etiology, and Treatment Outlook Attention Deficit with hyper activity Disorder commonly known as ADHD is classified as a disruptive behavior disorder usually diagnosed in childhood. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed behavior disorder of childhood. It appears to be more common in boys than it is girls. This Disorder is more common in boys than in girls and approximately five in one hundred children are affected (Busing). There are three subtypes: Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive, predominantly inattentive, combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive (most children have the combined type of ADHD)(nimh.nih.gov).The age of onset of ADHD is usually in preschool to early elementary school years....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Exploring Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - ... Working closely with health care providers and school personnel, treatment should be tailored to the unique needs of each child and family. The same could be said in adult cases. There is not one treatment method proven to be successful for all ADHD patients. Exploring the different treatment options can be a tedious process but a necessary one if the goal is successful treatment. According to the National Resource Center on AD/HD, four of seven treatment options are: Dietary treatment/nutritional supplements - includes the intake of the proper amounts of water, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, fruits, vegetables and vitamins Interactive Metronome Training - involves keeping a beat with a metronome instrument Sensory Integration – involves teaching the brain better ways of reacting to sensory input EEG Biofeedback – which reveal certain parts of the brain that are not active when required....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Behavior Disorders in Children: A Look at ADD & ADHD - ... So how can one differentiate. Excessive amounts of sugar usually have a tendency to dissipate whereas ADHD definitely does not. A few other symptoms have to be checked before a correct final diagnosis can be given. Does the child have poor impulse control. For example, is having patience or waiting for their turn a difficulty for the child. If a child has symptoms that correlate with all of the above, testing may need to be performed to see if the child has this particular attention disorder....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Introduction Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is often referred to as childhood hyperactivity, is a severe and chronic disorder for children. It is one of the most prevalent childhood disorders, and affects 3% to 5% of the school-age population. Boys outnumber girls three or more to one. Children with ADHD can experience many behavioral difficulties that often manifest in the form of inattention, being easily distracted, being impulsive, and hyperactivity....   [tags: Psychology Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder]
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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) - Running Head: ADHD ON INTELLIGENCE Social and Bio-genetic Influences of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder on Child Intelligence 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....   [tags: essays research papers] 1776 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) - In 1998, the National Institutes of Mental Health agreed that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is indeed a legitimate psychologic condition even though its definition has not been fully pinned down. ADHD is a syndrome generally characterized by the following symptoms that first occur before the age of seven: Inattention, Distractibility, Impulsivity, Hyperactivity. Some experts further categorize ADHD into three subtypes: Behavior marked by hyperactivity and impulsivity, but not inattentiveness....   [tags: essays research papers] 975 words
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ADHD, Ritalin, Families, and Pharmaceutical Companies - ADHD, Ritalin, Families, and Pharmaceutical Companies In today's fast-paced society, it seems that prescription drugs are a more reasonable and reliable solution for children and adults than diet and exercise for the "disease" known as ADHD. Rather than take the time to play with their children, or institute a proper diet, it seems that increasing numbers of parents would rather treat their children's unexplained zest for life with pills and doctors. While there are some explanations and reasons for the diagnosis of this popular disease, most children are improperly diagnosed, and are therefore taking unneeded medication....   [tags: Drug Companies Pharmaceutical Industry]
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