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Students with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Transcript of Students with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
EDU 511 SYS: Foundations of Special Education
In 1902, British physician George Still provided the "first formal description" of ADHD which included "children's unexplained misbehavior and impulsivity to an unknown medical condition".
Early twentieth century, focused on the study of
In the 1970's, focus shifted to
Cognitive Impulsivity research led to exploring the brain's role in ADHD
What is Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
Definition of ADHD
ADHD is a
with symptoms occurring before the age of 7
ADHD-predominantly inattentive type:
inattention is the primary symptom
ADHD-predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type:
combination of hyperactivity and impulsivity are the primary symptoms
both inattention and hyperactivity are part of the disorder
neurobiological developmental disorder
chronic & long term
students are more likely to have
rather than an
one of the most commonly diagnosed childhood psychiatric disorders
3-7% of children have been diagnosed with ADHD
2:1 or 3:1, ratio of boys to girls diagnosed with ADHD
Research suggests that girls demonstrate "lower levels" of symptoms therefore girls are not identified as often
Causes of ADHD
(Physiological and Environmental Factors)
Key Elements of ADHD
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ASSESSMENT: EXIT TICKET