Thursday, June 16, 2016

Could It Be ADHD?

Classroom teachers frequently find overly active behavior and lack of focus during instruction. How to handle these kids? Could it be ADHD?

Check out this information, as well as consult with parents and other educational professionals.

Understanding ADHD

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/adhd/Pages/Understanding-ADHD.aspx?gclid=Cj0KEQjwnIm7BRDSs42KxLS8-6YBEiQAfDWP6MjuSLQJghQMIt4Zr_G5FJhSfGJG8urvGsFmji5C1T4aAtfG8P8HAQ 

Almost all children have times when their behavior veers out of control. They may speed about in constant motion, make noise nonstop, refuse to wait their turn, and crash into everything around them. At other times they may drift as if in a daydream, unable to pay attention or finish what they start. 
However, for some children, these kinds of behaviors are more than an occasional problem.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/index.shtml 

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.

ADHD: What You’re Seeing 

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/add-adhd/adhd-what-youre-seeing 

Is your child simply “acting his age,” or is his behavior a sign of ADHD? Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder can appear differently at the different stages of your child’s life. Here are examples of some of the more common issues and behaviors of preschoolers, grade-schoolers, tweens and teens with ADHD.

Are You Sure It's Attention Deficit?

http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/9873.html 

Your child's symptoms may seem to add up to ADHD. But hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity could be rooted in other conditions.

 

Here are two websites that a great resources for learning about ADHD and Learning and Attention issues:

Understood for Learning and Attention Issues

 https://www.understood.org/en 

ADDitude Magazine Strategies and Support for ADHD and LD

http://www.additudemag.com/ 


 

 

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