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.
Generally this disorder is diagnosed in children at early stages of development. The causes of this disorder may be related to gender, depression, emotions, environmental factors, and developmental factors. ADHD children are often mistaken with excessive maladaptive behavior, and the opposite goes for children who are merely active in daily living. Some children are misdiagnosed with ADHD and medicated thereafter. However the children diagnosed correctly with ADHD may not respond to medication.
Children with ADHD to medicate or not to medicate Not all children are created equal when it comes to the issue of how children should behave. Some children who have a difficult time in certain areas are considered highly hyperactive. Hyperactivity is defined as, “Extremely active or too active, affected with or exhibiting hyperactivity; broadly more active than is usual or desirable” (“Hyperactive,” n.d). Parents often battle with the decision of whether to get their child tested for the reasoning of the hyperactivity overload of not being able to sit still for a short period and the inability to focus on certain task. A licensed professional may diagnose that particular child with a common mental disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
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.
In contrast to normal students, students with ADHD have underdeveloped frontal brains, which lack of development results in slower brain activity (Cole, 2008, para. 3). Therefore, students diagnosed with ADHD generally have difficulty concentrating, which can negatively impact their performance at school. In addition, ADHD students have a propensity to show challenging behaviors, such as hyperactivity and restlessness, which often impede their learning ability (Shih, Wang, & Wang, 2014,... ... middle of paper ... ...ournal/10.1002/(ISSN)1556-7591 Shih, C., Wang, S., & Wang, Y. (2014).
Symptoms Inattention Children who suffer from inattention can most commonly be described as having the inability to focus on tasks for extended periods of time. Unless they are doing something that they consider “entertaining”, individuals with ADHD which quickly and frequently switch between tasks with no obvious habits or tendencies being prevalent. Children suffering from ADHD also tend to struggle when asked to learn something new. Sometimes this can be as subtle as your child not grasping new information as quickly as their peers. In adults ADHD at the workplace usually results in an inability to organize themselves on a daily basis and constantly failing to meet deadlines imposed on them.
Many dyslexic children have considerable disadvantages while reading out loud or taking exams, giving us incorrect assessments of their abilities. Frustrated by the lower results, many people with this disorder go into depression and low self-esteem, and end up learning harmful behaviors (could be drinking alcohol) to cope with their problems. It is very important to change dyslexia, so that people will not fall behind and jeopardize their futures. Scientists are not exactly sure with what actually triggers dyslexia; however, there are some possible answers. First of all, in very rare cases, people get dyslexia from trauma or stroke after birth ("What is Dyslexia?"
Charlotte Brodie Ms. Valentine English 10 May 5th 2014 Child Psychopaths Everyone is unique. Some are smart, funny, and artistic, but then there are the children that function differently than the average human being. These types of children follow their own rules and view the world differently than the average, and are called psychopaths. If children displaying psychotic behavior are found when they are young, they can get the attention they need, and be cared for by someone trained instead of their parents. Even though there is not a said cure for psychopathy, these children can get special care and learn to control themselves.
Anxiety is, for the most part, normal when the body knows there is danger. This can become an issue when it evolves into such a problem that the person suffering cannot function because they are too scared to do anything (Steingard). Not only are depression and anxiety bad enough, but there are side effects of both disorders that can also affect the teenager. These side effects can include low energy, poor concentration, and withdrawal, and these cause issues with academic and social function (Steingard). Because there are so many effects of depression, treatment is extremely
When he talks, the words come out so fast no one understands him¡¨ (Rees, 1994). For many people, this is what it¡¦s like to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. They may be unable to sit still, plan ahead, finish tasks, or be fully aware of what¡¦s going on around them. To their family, classmates or coworkers, they seem to exist in a whirlwind of disorganized or frenzied activity. Unexpectedly¡Xon some days and in some situations they seem fine, often leading others to think the person with ADHD can actually control these behaviors.