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For class

CM Krakauskas

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of ADD

The Stats on ADD/ADHD Treatment for ADD/ADHD 3-10% of school aged children
11% boys and 4% girls
56.3% treated with medication ADD/ADHD Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder It is a disorder where the executive functions
of the brain are not communicating effectively
The brain does not produce enough dopamine and
nueropenepherin for the brain's cognition to work correctly Hyperactivity
Difficulty remaining seated
Difficulty playing quietly
Always "on the go" Inattentiveness Forgetfullness
Easily distracted
Losing or misplacing things
Academic underachivement
Difficulty completing assignments or tasks
Poor concentration
Poor attention to detail
Impulsivity Difficulty waiting turns
Blurting out answers
Disruptive classroom behavior
Interrupting others
Peer rejection Medications

Behavioral Modification
Daily Schedule
Distractions to a minimum
Specific places for toys, schoolwork, and clothes
Small goals
Rewards for positive behavior
Limit number of choices
Activities in which child can be successful Most children with ADD/ADHD are also diagnosed with a learning disability. The learning disability cannot be treated until the ADD/ADHD is under treatment.
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