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Transcript of ADHD
Some children with ADHD suffer from more emotional problems.
Some are more violent.
Many experience jealousy of those who don't have ADHD (common among siblings).
Difficulty in forming relationships.
ADHD is a factor of many more disorders.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that the special educational needs and services of disabled children must be met.
It’s helpful for authoritative figures to be compassionate, not critical toward children with ADHD.
Ways to give a child with ADHD an easier school life are to limit distractions in the child’s everyday environment, use unique ways to make learning fun and enjoyable for the child, and give their school day structure.
Short Attention Span
Poor Impulse Control
Difficulties in Educational Development
Difficulties in Emotional Development
Our mission is to bring
attention to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder in children and provide them with the help they need.
There are three different subtypes of ADHD, including:
Combined ADHD (the most common subtype), which involves symptoms of both inattentiveness and hyperactivity/impulsiveness.
Inattentive ADHD (previously known as ADD), which is marked by impaired attention and concentration.
Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD, which is marked by hyperactivity without inattentiveness.
Bringing children and treatment together.
• 5% of children in the U.S have ADHD.
• 11% of children ages 4-17 have ADHD.
• The state of Kentucky has the highest percentage of children diagnosed with ADHD in the U.S.
• 5.4 million children diagnosed in the U.S.
ADHD symptoms can be reduced in some cases by special diets.
Proteins in the morning and afternoon can improve the effects of ADHD medications.
Eating complex carbohydrates at night can aid sleep for children with ADHD.
Researchers have discovered that the synthetic dyes, flavors, and preservatives found in "junk" foods contribute to the symptoms of ADHD.
Shortages of particular vitamins/minerals such as zinc, iron, magnesium, and vitamin B6 have been recorded in children with ADHD. Supplements are available to help provide some of these vitamins/ minerals.
There are two types of drug medications for ADHD; stimulants and non-stimulants. Stimulants work very fast and come in forms like a pill, capsule or patch. Non-stimulants work in different ways than stimulants. They don’t work as fast but are more beneficial for certain individuals.
Medications for ADHD work by adding more chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. The neurotransmitters help with the person’s ability to communicate between nerve cells in the brain.
Serious problems could come from misusing medications.
An alternative treatment to ADHD aside from drugs is biofeedback. Biofeedback is when the patient’s heart rate, breathing, and brain waves are monitored when they are calm and focused and when they are stressed and anxious. After multiple sessions with a professional, it helps the patient understand how to adjust their behavior and gain control over their emotions.
Counseling from a professional.
“Research suggests that children with ADHD exhibit deficits in cognitive and achievement testing, lower grades, and an increased use of special education services in comparison with the general population.”
-Jacqueline Iseman, Ph.D
Creativity VS. ADHD
Get bored with repetitive things
Make impulsive decisions
Lots of energy
Low emotional stability
Poor social skills
Need for originality.
Have spontaneous ideas.
Many kids who daydream in class, have a lot of energy, talk a lot, or ones that make impulsive decisions often get in trouble with teachers and parents, and are diagnosed with ADHD. Although the behaviors stated above have been shown by Frank Lloyd Wright, Virginia Woolf, Thomas Edison, and Nikola Tesla ( some very creative people and artists) all were diagnosed with ADHD.
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Only 69% of the children with ADHD were taking medication to treat it.
It's more likely for male children to be diagnosed with ADHD than females.
75% of females with ADHD are not diagnosed until middle school, high school, or even college.
Stimulant drugs have been reported to work for about 85% of children who use them as treatment.
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