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Students That Suffer With ADD Should NOT Be Placed In Specialized Classes

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Should Students that Suffer with ADD Be Placed in Specialized Classes? Many adults and caregivers do not know what Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is and therefore do not know how to properly care for those children. They believe that because their children have ADD, they will not be able to learn or succeed in a normal class with other normal students. The truth is that only 1 out of every 35 students with ADD need additional help outside of the classroom because they are not sufficiently learning in it(Cowan). Many teachers and parents believe that putting children with ADD in specialized classes will help them to overcome their problems and become more successful in the classroom, but instead it will slow down their learning process, slow down their social skill development, and it will also teach them that they can use ADD as an excuse in other areas in their life(Child Development Institute). Attention Deficit Disorder is a disorder that is growing daily. In the 1920's only one out of every eight children, since then that number steadily increasing by the year, now one in every three children suffers from ADD(Cowan). Attention Deficit Disorder is a condition that causes people to have problems learning, behaving and even getting along with others. People that are diagnosed with ADD usually struggle with one or more of these common symptoms. The first symptom is inattention, which is where they will have problems with focusing in on one thing at a time, or paying attention for any amount of time. People that are inattentive have serious problems with distractions. This can severely affect a student in a classroom. Every little thing that goes on in that classroom gets their attention, whether it is from a child talking, som... ... middle of paper ... ...Parent and Teacher Ratings of ADHD Symptoms: Psychometric Properties in a Community-Based Sample" Journal of Critical Child Psychology. 1991, Vol. 20, No. 3, Pages 245-253 Kraus, Jeanne. Cory Stories: A Kid's Book about Living with ADHD. Washington D.C.: Magination Press. 2005 Lavoie, Richard. It's So Much Work to be Your Friend. New York: Touchstone. 2005 Miller, Steve Dr. and Dr, Bernard Valman. Children's Medical Guide. London: DK. 2002 Nadeau, Kathleen G, and Ellen B. Dixon. Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention. Washington D.C.: Magination Press. 2005 Roseman, Bruce M.D., A Kid Just Like Me. New York: The Berkley Publishing Group. 2001. Rotner, Shelly and Sheila Kelly Ed.D. The A.D.D. Book for Kids. Connecticut: The Millbrook Press, Inc. 2000 Umansky, Warren, Ph.D., and Barbara Steinberg Smalley. AD/HD: Helping Your Child New York: Warner Books Inc. 2003
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