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Transcript of ADD/ADHD
Term is rarely used today but can be used to describe a type of ADHD that does not include hyperactivity ADD/ADHD By: Sydney Newton What is ADD? ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder Okay, then what is ADHD? attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Mental condition
In the classroom this means they have trouble sitting still, paying attention, and focusing
Students with ADHD will act impulsively and thus often find themselves in trouble Peer tutors can help!! Start Stop has difficulty paying attention or staying focused on a task or activity
has problems finishing assignments at school or home and jumps from one activity to another
has trouble focusing on instructions and difficulty following through
loses or forgets things such as homework
is easily distracted, even when doing something fun
has problems paying close attention to details or makes careless mistakes
has trouble organizing tasks and activities
has difficulty waiting one's turn
interrupts or intrudes on other people
blurts out answers before questions have been completed
fidgets with hands or feet or squirms about when seated
talks excessively and has trouble engaging in activities quietly According to kidshealth.org some signs of ADHD are when a person: Is there a cure for ADHD? No :( But ADHD can be treated! Common Treatments for ADHD Medication Counselling Yes, things seem to be looking up because... Is there a bright side? Doctors tailor individual treatments to each patient
Different students with ADHD will most likely have different medication
Drugs affect chemical signals in the nervous system. They increases the level of dopamine in the brain which in turn affects the neurotransmitters (chemicals that send messages between the nerves and the brain) in a person's brain
Doctors may suggest many different forms of medication to a patient before they find the one that works best for them E
S Ensure the student understands the activity/assignment Be a friend Suggest they sit in the front of the class to limit distractions Encourage them to use their agenda Talk to the teacher about incorporating a 'stretch break' into the lesson plan Offer lots of support and praise Help motivate them to ask questions and get involved in class activities Perhaps the best thing a peer tutor can do when attempting to help a student with ADHD is: Try to understand Activity Time! Thanks for listening! Individual counselling helps teens with ADHD
learn coping skills
better understand their symptoms and behaviour
become more comfortable opening up and talking to someone
Group counselling helps teens with ADHD
work on collaborative skills
learn coping skills
feel less isolated Bibliography http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds/experiences/attexp2a.html A