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A Helping Hand

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Aaron Cevis

on 21 April 2010

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ADHD ( Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) O.D.D. ( OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER) Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a mental disorder characterized by chronic disobedience. It should not be confused with toddlers and teenagers. When the behavior last more than six months and affects the child's social, family, and school life, it can be recognized as O.D.D. symptoms include frequent temper tantrums, excessively arguing with adults, often questioning rules, deliberate attempts to annoy or upset people, blaming others for his/her mistakes or misbehavior, mean and hateful talking when upset, and spiteful attitude and revenge seeking. Tips for dealing with children with O.D.D.: always focus on the good that the child accomplish; make sure to reward good behavior
pick your battles and do not try to make things a power struggle, this will only provoke the child.
make sure that the child's parents are aware of the disorder so that proper help can be provided outside the class room.
ADHD is a mental disorder that affects one's attention and hyperactivty. People are ususally diagnosed with this disease when they are children but continue to display symptoms well into adult years.There are three types of ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Type, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type, and Combined Type. Predominantly Inattentive Types have symptoms that mainly affect the attention span, these types of people will often daydream, find it hard to complete tasks, pay attention to details, and follow directions. Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Types tend to be, as the name indicates, very hyper; they often move around and talk a lot. They are also more prone to accidents and injuries. Tips for dealing with students with ADHD •Consult the experts: parents, previous teachers, specialists, guidance counselors, and psychologist.
•Establish control: be consistent, follow definite rules, discipline offenses immediately, offer explanations for what rule was violated and be willing to listen to their side of the story. UNDERSTANDING STUDENTS WITH MENTAL DISORDERS G.A.D. ( Generalized Anxiety Disorder) Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a mental disorder in which the person with it tends to worry greatly about something that does not require that much worry. This constant anxiety often leads to problems in other areas of life including relationships, money issues, and schools and can lead to physical symptoms as well. Because the main sign of G.A.D. is worry, something common, it should only be considered as G.A.D. if the behavior lasts for more than six months. Tips for dealing with students with G.A.D. •One of the best things that you can do for someone who suffers from G.A.D. is to get them to rationally think about their worries, helping them to understand that they do not need to worry as much.
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