Often symptoms of hyperactivity may also be apparent in preschoolers. Often those suffering from the disorder fail to pay close attention to details leading to careless mistakes in schoolwork, work or other tasking activities. They also often have difficulty maintaining attention on one topic as their minds begin to wander. Moreover, they avoid and dislike or at the least are reluctant to engage in any mentally tasking project such as schoolwork or homework. Instructions given to them are also often ignored whether intentionally or not; they are also forgetful in daily activities and often lose things necessary for certain tasks.
Inability to shift efficiently from one mental activity to another. Hyperactivity. The term hyperactive is often confusing for those who expect to observe a child racing unceasingly about. A boy with ADHD playin... ... middle of paper ... ...y coincide with short-term memory problems.) In one study, although children with probable ADHD were able to self-report many ADHD symptoms, they tended to believe they used their time wisely, in contrast to reports by their teacher.
The child has trouble paying attention and may get frustrated with school. Two, the child does not have ADHD the child is just bored with the subject because of the ease of it and therefore shows signs of ADHD. Or three, the child again does not have ADHD, but is having trouble because they are just not developmentally ready for the material. There is no direct link from ADHD to bad parenting or inadequate home-life. Although, if the child does have ADHD, good parenting and support is necessary.
Children who have ADHD are often easily distracted by sights and sounds in their environment, are unable to concentrate for long periods of time, are restless and impulsive, have a tendency to daydream, and are slow to complete tasks. Adults who have ADHD may have less pronounced symptoms, such as: Inattentiveness, impulsivity or hyperactivity, Impairment in at least two of three areas -- work, life at home and in social interaction with peers, and a history of childhood symptoms. The exact cause of ADHD isn't known, although there are many theories. ADHD is broadly defined and pervasive, and the symptoms attributed to ADHD likely have a variety of different causes. The initial triggers could include genetic vulnerabilities, viral or bacterial infections, brain injury, or nutritional deficits.
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. Because of the lack of information of how ADHD is caused, the most common controversy that this disorder brings is that many people believe that the disorder is not a realistic diagnosis because of the increasingly number of children being diagnosed on a daily basis.
“Sensory Processing Disorder can affect people in only one sense, just touch or just sight or just movement or in multiple senses. One person with Sensory Processing Disorder may over-respond to sensation and find clothing, physical contact, light, sound, food, or other sensory input to be unbearable. Another might under-respond and shows little or no reaction to stimulation, even pain or extreme hot and cold.” (SPDF 1) They might not be able to adapt to situations like a normal child will so they can have a hard time making friends and could be an outcast of groups. Sensory Processing Disorder is how information is processed and input is absorbed and organized. The body would be ready to learn, move, understand emotions, interact, and develop properly if they didn’t have Sensory Processing Disorder.
Children with ADHD have a hard time focusing so paying attention becomes unbearable. Making friends and getting along with adults is a difficult task, because ADHD comes with behavior issues. ADHD incorporates a couple of group behaviors, inattentiveness and a combination of hyperactivity and impulsiveness (Davis, 2009, para 1). Figure 1: Contai... ... middle of paper ... ...of seeking therapy and gaining knowledge about ADHD. Not all of the reviews I read were pro medication, however, doing, what works best for each child differs.
It allows them to be easily distracted and have a very short attention span. For example, ADD children would have trouble with group learning, or a classroom environment. There are so many distractions and it is hard for the child to concentrate on just one thing. They would benefit more from a one to one learning environment. ADD patients also have a lot of trouble sleeping, and play much more aggressive than normal children.
ADHD affects both children and adults and the manifestation of symptoms differs in certain respects while some aspects are similar. In children, one or more of a number of symptoms can be indicative of the disorder. These include abnormally short span of paying attention, hyperactivity, distractibility, and impulsivity. In addition, children with the disorder may display additional primary features such as noncompliance, being inconsistent in behavior, unresponsiveness to punishments or rewards, and getting bored easily. There are also secondary manife... ... middle of paper ... ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
2.5 - 3 million school aged children have it The most common behaviors of ADHD fall into three categories: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. People with ADHD may show several signs of being consistently inattentive. They may have a pattern of being hyperactive and impulsive, or they may show all three types of behavior. Inattention is when people have a hard time keeping their minds on any one thing and may get bored with a task after only a few minutes. They may find it agonizing to do homework without getting bored.