The Struggles of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Professor Stephanie Thompson
October 4, 2011
The struggles of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is a disorder that children and adults struggle with on a daily basis. Some children can’t sit still they fidget and do not listen. They are distracted by every little thing and can’t stay focused for long periods of time. The disorder causes children to be disruptive and sometimes have very rude behavior. Most parents and teachers only know the basics about the disorder, but should be more aware of the symptoms and signs. Teachers and parents alike should know how to handle these children even if it requires more training.
ADHD is a learning disorder that affects certain parts of the brain and neurotransmitters. Having two grandchildren who have been diagnosed with ADHD and before I found out about this disorder, I just thought they were not doing their best in school. They were grounded for acting out in school as well as not paying attention at school, which was found to be something they could not help. Some of the researchers believe ADHD can be reliably diagnosed as young as 3 after thorough evaluations (Hinshaw, 2011).There is 60% to 80% of children ages 6-19 that have this disorder. In school most of the children are being punished for things they cannot control for example, walking laps, silent lunch, after school detention.
There are two known types of ADHD: inattentive, and combined, but can be broken down into three categories: Inattentive ADHD is difficulty focusing on tasks or playing. Fails to finish schoolwork or homework, can be easily distracted. Hyperactivity ADHD causes children to fidget and not sit still, talks continuously, and always moving around. Impulsivity ADHD is not being able to take turns, interrupts or join in without being asked ,blurting out . This kind of behavior can cause ADHD patients a lifetime of...