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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

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As I was trying to figure out what subject I was going to talk about for my research paper. I had to narrow my choices down until I came to the conclusion to focus on ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder). Part of why I choose to focus on this particular subject is because I personally deal with this disorder and the other reason why is because I wanted to discover more information about it, so that I could further my understanding about it; just because I have it myself, doesn’t mean I am fully aware of all the information that there is to offer. This particular topic is very important for parents, teachers, students, and ADHD labeled people to understand and learn about. At some point in their lives they will have children of their own and they need to know about their options with regards to their child’s health and well-being. But like most things, there is always some type of controversy with regards to ADHD. Some people think that ADHD is not real, and people make it up to get attention. But when it comes down to it; studies have shown that this is a real disorder and no one can change that. Do you think that ADHD is real or something made up? Everyone has a different opinion on this matter, including myself. What is ADHD? It is attention deficit hyperactive disorder. It is “The most common childhood behavior disorder that afflicts as many as 18% of U.S school children”-(The Growing Child, Pg. 308). The definition of ADHD according to The Growing Child is “A behavior disorder that’s causes children to have difficulty attending to and completing tasks, as well as controlling impulses.”- (The Growing Child, Pg. 583) According to our textbook and due to research I found about ADHD there are three types or characteristi... ... middle of paper ... ...h. But as a future teacher my goal is to help those who are labeled learning disabled or ADHD to navigate their world. Works Cited A.D.H.D. Seen in 11% of U.S. Children as Diagnoses Rise. (n.d.). The New York Times. Retrieved December 8, 2013, from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/health/more-diagnoses-of-hyperactivity-causing-concern.html?src=xps ADHD. (2013, November 21). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved December 8, 2013, from http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/index.html Bee, H. L. (1995). Chapter 10:Physical Development and Health. The growing child (pp. 308-311). New York: HarperCollins College Publishers. WORLD PUBLIC UNION. (n.d.). Inventor Of ADHD's Deathbed Confession: "ADHD Is A Fictitious Disease". Retrieved December 8, 2013, from http://www.worldpublicunion.org/2013-03-27-NEWS-inventor-of-adhd-says-adhd-is-a-fictitious-disease.html
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