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Adhd Essay

  • Submitted by: meghent
  • on July 10, 2011
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 2,686 words

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ADHD is a common phrase in today’s society and it appears to me that many children are being diagnosed with this disorder.   I choose to research this disorder in part because I have a nephew with ADHD and I realize that I do not know much about it.   What I do know is that ADHD is a neurological condition that involves problems with inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity that are developmentally inconsistent with the age of the child (US Department of Education).   Children with ADHD appear to be operating at high speed and paying no attention to those around them.   That said, I wonder what causes ADHD?   Are there environmental causes or biological?   When my nephew was diagnosed with ADHD it was a long process.   I know it does not simply involve a blood test but, what exactly the steps are I’m not sure.   I want to discover exactly what it does entail?   Based upon my own experience it seems as though children with ADHD have a difficult time sorting through their emotions and an even more difficult time responding to the emotions of those around them.   This brings up another question, how do children with ADHD develop emotionally?   Most importantly I would like to find answers to how and what parents and educators can do to help ensure the best possible educational outcome for children with this disorder.  
    ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.   It is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders effecting an estimated 3 to 7% of school aged children. Although it is common for children to have trouble focusing and behaving at one time or another, children with ADHD do not just grow out of these behaviors and symptoms, it is a lifelong disorder.   As their symptoms progress they can cause difficulty at school, at home, or with friends.   Fortunately, today there are a range of resources available to detect and treat this condition early and children with ADHD can grow up to have very fulfilling lives (Smith & Tyler, 2010).
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