That is why children my have trouble paying attention. There is still a search for the cause of this disorder, but over the years imaging studies have shown that the brain regions might have a malfunction in the patients that have ADHD, therefore is causes them to have the symptoms of the condition. These images show that the brain areas that are reduced in size in children with ADHD are the ones that control attention. Many studies say that mutations in several genes might play a role in this disorder. Nongenetic stipulations that have to do with the developing of this disorder are premature birth, maternal alcohol and tobacco use.
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).
If diagnosed with impulsivity symptoms are blurting out words, have a hard time waiting on others and interrupt others regularly. These symptoms make you think of an undisciplined child and are not ones that will make you think of a disease. This disorder can go undetected for quite some time and that can cause unnecessary stress to an individual’s everyday life. When people think of a child diagnosed with ADHD, they think of a wild child bouncing off of the walls out of control, but this is not always the case. Some children diagnosed with the disorder can be quiet and are perceived as daydreamers.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder also known as ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders that continue through adulthood. Although ADHD is not considered a learning disability, children diagnosed with ADHD can be impacted tremendously in areas such as sitting still, staying focused, being organized, and completing homework each of these things affect the learning of children with ADHD. Children who are diagnosed with ADHD have trouble focusing, controlling their behaviour and usually act without thinking. ADHD occurs in about 3 to 7 percent of the population and is more common in boys than girls (Kingsley, 2012). ADHD during middle childhood affects children’s behaviors at home and school.
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.
Introduction Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or as refer to as ADHD is a neurobehavioral disorder among children and adolescents. The disorder symptoms may vary from one person to other, but one symptom that seen in most of children with ADHD the ability in gain attention and loss of the opportunity to save and retrieve information, which indicate these children suffers from memory deficiency. Most of researches and studies done in this disorder previously focused on visual memory, but not many studies done on iconic memory, which is the visual sensory memory register pertaining to the visual domain and a fast-decaying store of visual information. The iconic memory found on the prefrontal cortex of the brain, function to enable the brain to recall an image that is displayed later. Also iconic memory considers being the primary stage of memory and consisting of visible persistence and informational persistence.
ADHD can lessen with age and maturity, and treatment provides that extra push to deal with the symptoms. Many believe that medication and treatment is not the best approach for children with this illness; yet in most cases, medication and treatment is a beneficial tool which eases the individual of difficulty with focus or concentration, resulting in improvements with social behaviour, academics, and lifestyle. Although many children are diagnosed in elementary school, some children, especially those with mild cases of ADHD, may not be diagnosed until high school or college. Either way, ADHD has a great influence on school performance, and often causes students with this disorder much difficulty in regards to paying attention and focusing in class. Children with this disorder tend to be very fidgety, and struggle sitting still.
Children who are impulsive have difficulty curbing their reactions and don’t do a good job of thinking before they act. Depending on the characteristics that children with ADHD display, they can be diagnosed as (1) ADHD with predominantly inattention, (2) ADHD with predominantly hyperactivity/impulsivity, or (3) ADHD with both inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity (Kirst-Ashman, Zastrow, 2004). Children with ADHD are in the category of children with specific learning disabilities, an overall category that comprises slightly more than one-half of all children who receive special education services (Santrock, 2003). The number of children diagnosed and treated for ADHD has increased substantially, by some estimates doubling in the 1990’s. The disorder occurs as much as four to nine times more in boys than in girls (Santrock, 2003).
“Autism is not just one disorder, but a spectrum of closely related disorders with a shared core of symptoms” (Help guide 2013). Though it may vary in each person, autism effects the emotional, empathy, communication, flexible behavior and social skills. Autism also varies on the level of disability from one person to another, one child may show severe signs while the other you barely notice have this disorder. Sign and symptoms of autism are often ignored and passed off as a slight delay, and believe the child will grow out of it. When a child is seeming to lack socialization skills, not able to communicate, or show strange repetitive behavior continuously; the child should be tested.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is usually associated with childhood problems in development. A child who exhibits hyperactivity, lack of attention, and impulsiveness is often suspected to have ADHD, which is sometimes also referred to as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Not all of these children exhibit these characteristics during their adulthood. However, many adults who demonstrate these behaviors are often not diagnosed with the condition and may suffer from its effects due to lack of proper treatment. What is ADHD?