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ADHD in children
Transcript of ADHD in children
Teacher: Vernon & Cynthia ADHD = Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Background Outline Data & Statistics symptoms Diagnosis Positive effects Recommendation Data & Statistics Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR)
3%-7% of school-aged children have ADHD Diagnosed ADHD and LD : United States, 2004-2006 Symptoms of hyperactivity in children *Moves around constantly, often runs or climbs inappropriately
*Talk excessively, run about, and seem to be always on the go
*Has trouble staying focused; is easily distracted
*Has difficulty remembering things and following instructions
*Frequently loses or misplaces homework, books, toys, or other items Diagnosis of ADHD Positive effects of ADHD in children Creativity Flexibility Spontaneity Recommendation behavioral therapy parent education and training social support assistance at school Medication Conclusion Discussion If you are a teacher, how would you help children who have ADHD? Thank you! LD=Learning Disability *About 9.5% or 5.4 million children 4-17 years of age have ever been diagnosed with ADHD.
*Rates of ADHD diagnosis increased an average of 5.5% per year.
*Boys were more likely than girls to have ever been diagnosed with ADHD.