Children with psychological disorders are not uncommon in recent years especially children who suffer from ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This disorder affects about 3-6% of the youth population. Although this disorder is not discussed in the media as common as it is, it is one disorder that affects attention, muscle control, and those affected may omit maladaptive behaviors due to lack of control with impulses or the need to be over active. One main thing that hasn’t been looked at in depth is how this disorder affects sense of time, including duration. Generally this disorder is diagnosed in children at early stages of development.
ADHD is a genetic disorder and is highly heritable, this is also important to think of when diagnosing ADHD (Tannock, 2013). Doctors diagnose patients by reading rating scales that the child’s teacher and parents both fill out and listening to anecdotal information of people involved in the child’s life. They also shou... ... middle of paper ... ... K., & Kaiser, A. (2000). Language Characteristics of Children with ADHD.
When asked how often the family was affected by the child’s cerebral palsy forty-two percent answered, “Quite a lot” (Michelsen 409). Another forty percent of parents believe their child struggles with behavior and communication skills among children their age in school (Michelsen 410). The findings from the SDQ and SI tests determined that a significant number of children with cerebral palsy suffer abnormal behaviors. This study indicates that children with cerebral palsy suffer from psychological and behavior problems when trying to communicate mostly with family and peers. Based on a research done in the Netherlands self-perception, and over-all satisfaction was tested for relevance to psychological problems due to cerebral palsy.
Many children with ADHD who have been identified are transferred to alternative educational settings, which may offer little if any meaningful education. More importantly, these alternative settings often fail to offer essential educational and therapeutic components the students need to be able to control or eliminate behaviors determined to be beyond the control of typical school settings. Children with ADHD are disproportionately affected by these circumstances for two reasons. First, some of the neurological differences of ADHD may reveal themselves as behavior, which is inconsistent with classroom and school rules, ranging from minor non-compliance in most cases to severe misbehavior in relatively few extreme cases. Second, in contrast to children with other disabilities who are already served under the IDEA, many children with ADHD are in school districts, which do not consider ADHD a qualifying disability under the federal special education law.
This book focuses on the recurrent behavioral patterns characterized by autistic children. The book deals with the challenges and obstacles the families have to get through, but most importantly how to deal with this obstacles and how to overcome the challenges. Sandra L. Harris, Ph.D. & Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D. Right from the start; Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism A Guide for Parents and professionals Right from the start explains how the teaching method known as intensive behavioral interventions can benefit young children whose diagnosis fall within the broad spectrum of pervasive Devel... ... middle of paper ... ...enior executives were concerned that infants under 6months were been exposed to mercury levels that were higher than the maximum levels approved by the FDA for mercury in the diet gotten by the consumption of fish. They said these infants were getting elevated doses of vaccines containing a high level of a widely used sterilizing agent.
The lack of attention is not completely obvious until the child faces certain situations, such as school work. A child with ADHD might have hard time paying attention, be easily distracted, have difficulty listening to others, daydream a lot, inter... ... middle of paper ... ...sed with common disorder. Is ADHD a real diagnosis? “Some say that this explosion of childhood ADHD is indicative of what’s wrong with our society and education system. They blame parents and an educator for choosing quick fixes for what they say is a behavioral problem, not a brain-based disorder.” Regardless of all the research that supports that ADHD is a brain-based disorder, the dramatic rise that still keeps developing is causing people to doubt the reality of ADHD.
In addition to this, although there is not a said cure for psychopathic behavior, children can be treated and taken care of in a way that gives th... ... middle of paper ... ...to other children because their brains are modeled in a different way than a normal child. They need extra attention and need to be treated and cared for differently. If caught, they can change and get the attention they need. “Psychopaths show a stunning lack of concern for the effects their actions have on others, no matter how devastating these might be” (Hare). This is what makes them extremely dangerous.
There is no cure for Autism, but with rigorous treatment, children with the disorder can have different lives, if management was not available. Autism spectrum disorders fit in to an umbrella classification of five childhood-onset conditions known as pervasive developmental disorders. Most people think of autism spectrum disorders as Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Childhood disintegrative disorder and Rett Syndrome are the other pervasive developmental disorders that are not commonly thought of. Because both are extremely rare genetic diseases, they are usually considered to be separate medical conditions that don't truly belong on the autism spectrum.
However, in most all cases children are either going undiagnosed, or being diagnosed with another condition that has similar symptoms to autism. In instances of a misdiagnoses, children are going untreated for the wrong condition and this will not rectify the situation but make it worse. Although, many scientists are working hard to finding a solution and once they do families who are affected by this can have a sense of hope and comfort they will be able to help their child deal with autism as a condition not a problem.same paragraph as above Works Cited Vahabzadeh, M.D.. "What Causes Autism Spectrum Disorder?." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 5 Aug. 2013.
Doctors must evaluate the child and get information from other sources. The parents need to provide a history of behaviors, including the severity of the symptoms and when they started. If the child is in school the teacher needs to provide evidence for the doctor. There are many different symptoms of ADHD and some children exhibit the well-known ones, while other children produce lesser known symptoms. Some symptoms are well known, for instance hyperactivity and inattention.