Thursday, July 29, 2010

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a Neurological Disorder, and it is often inherited
*Symptoms begin in childhood, usually showing up by the age of 7
*Symptoms will last into adulthood
*Symptoms can include inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity
*Academic problems usually occur across all subject areas
*May often have difficulty with any of the following concerns:
----organizing materials
----following directions
----staying focused and on task
----excessive movement
----anticipating consequences
*Can be diagnosed alongside Learning Disabilities and/or other psychological disorders
*Is usually diagnosed by a doctor or psychologist, and it is often treated with medication.

*Somtimes referred to as ADD or ADHD with or without hyperactivity

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