ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders and can carry on through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behaviour and hyperactivity. Scientists are not sure what causes ADHD, but many studies suggest that genes are a factor. In addition to genetics, researchers are looking at possible environmental factors, and are studying how brain injuries, nutrition, and the social environment might cause ADHD. Children who have suffered a brain injury may show some behaviour similar to those of ADHD.
In 2011 the current ratio was 1.86. By 2012, it decreased to 1.77 rating in the lower second quartile group in the industry. That said, Company G’s ability to repay its debt is consistent with showing a weakness from year to year based on the industry’s quartiles of 3.1 with a strong ability to cover liabilities 2.1 at the median to 1.4 stating a weakness. As such, this is an area of concern. 2.
Health Chronic conditions such as asthma can cause children to have time off school, infections like meningitis causes development delay. Disability Cerebral palsy can result in brain damage and can cause problems with mobility. Sensory impairment Hearing difficulties are one of the most common causes of language delay and speech problems in young children. Learning difficulties Down syndrome can result in development delay , learning difficulties and health problems. Family background can effect a child's development by the family's values the culture and the way the child is encouraged and cared for all can effect the child development.
However, the company was not able to sustain the growth in sales between years 7 and 8, which resulted in a decrease in net sales of -15% or $897,000. The company’s loss in net sales in year 8 is a weakness due to overall sales being down. Cost of goods sold (COGS) between years 6 and 7 show an increase of 31.8% or $1,048M. The increase in COGS corresponds closely with the increase in net sales for the same time period, which illustrates the company’s ability to effectively control its inventory levels and material costs. For years 7 and 8, the cost of goods sold decreased by -14.5% or $630,400, which again corresponds to the change in net sales for the same period.
There have been very rough climate conditions in the past several years including heat waves and dry conditions which do not create a good scenario for carbon-dioxide emissions, but something remarkable has happened. Carbon-dioxide emissions have been at their lowest levels in over twenty years (1). According to records from the U.S. Energy Information Agency, there was over an 8 million ton decline from the time in 2007 to 2012 (1). This is a huge decrease and it is most likely correlated to the country’s switch to natural gas which has over a 45 percent decrease in damaging emissions compared to dirtier energy sources (1). This cleaner switch has been crucial for the recent record low emission levels.
The company’s net cash from operations also decreased from 262.69 million to 233.58 million in 2005, a difference of 29.1 million. This decrease in operational cash flow was largely attributed to a significant increase in inventories to 164.41 million from 43.63 million. In addition, Tiffany posted operational losses of 12.03 million and increased prepaid expenses of 16.34 million in 2006. However, the company effectively managed its accounts payables for the year at 17.79 million, a significant change from the prior year. In addition, Tiffany increased ‘other non-cash’ items within its operations to 67.01 million.
A major issue that Custom Molds is facing is adapting to the changing needs of their customers. For example, the chart on molds produced provided in the case shows that orders for multiple parts have decreased over the past several years. This is a problem for Custom Molds because it would be much easier for the company to produce several identical molds rather than an increasing number of individual, unique molds. Another issue that the company is facing is that they have slow process and delivery of their products. The production process of each mold can take from two to four weeks, and the company is giving a lead-time of nine weeks.
O'Connor in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol abuse, children with fetal alcohol syndrome may show cognitive and attention deficits, increased activity levels, problems in inhibition and state regulation, perseverative behavior, and expressive language and motor problems. These problems may last into and throughout adulthood. They may have difficulties such as bonding in infants and depression in 4-6 year olds. There have been reports of depression, anxiety, psychosis, somatic complaints, delinquency, hyperactivity and sleep disorders. O'Connor also reports in a study done on 473 people that were prenatally exposed to alcohol 44% were diagnosed with major depressive disorder, 40% had psychotic disorders, and 20% had bipolar disorders(Women's Health1).
Erikson for his theory of psychosocial development, who believed that personality develops in a series of stages. However, each author has their own view regarding the educational implication of the various processes, as well as, the role of various environmental components. The following articles (Horn 2009), will attempt to support and the educational implications of each theory. The articles highlight the major theories, research and opinions of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Erik Erikson’ on how children develop and learn. The first article by (Webb 1980) talks about Piaget belief that within each person there is an internal self-regulation mechanism that responds to environmental stimulation by constantly fitting new experiences into existing cognitive structures called schemas developmental stages in teaching.