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What are some of the daily issues of ADHD in children? Need detailed description for school project

What are some of the daily issues of ADHD in children? Need detailed description for school project

CHADD: This is the national foundation for children and adults with adhd. Website: http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD.aspx See tab 'understanding adhd'. Many other learning resources and media formats. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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Is it bad to only give children ADHD meds during the school year and not during summer vacation?

Is it bad to only give children ADHD meds during the school year and not during summer vacation?

It is not optimal: Every day is a day for learning - be it academic learning in a classroom or social learning amongst peers and family members. It is ideal to be as free from distraction and impulsivity as possible in all settings, every day. ...Read more

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How can exercise help hyperactive children in school?

How can  exercise help hyperactive children in school?

Hyperactivity : Hyperactive children have a difficult time focusing in the classroom and they benefit from movement and breaks. Exercise could help hyperactive children release energy and regain some focus for a while. All children benefit from exercise in school ! ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do to prevent catching germs from your children in school years?

Is there anything you can do to prevent catching germs from your children in school years?

It's difficult: It's hard to prevent , especially when they sneeze and cough in your face. Good handwashing can help some, but wouldn't entirely prevent transmission. ...Read more

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How can I demonstrate that my disabled child can keep up with the other children in school to teachers?

How can I demonstrate that my disabled child can keep up with the other children in school to teachers?

His doctor can help: His pediatrician is uniquely qualified to help your disabled child get the best educational bang-for-the-buck intellectually, emotionally, physically and psychologically. His pediatrician can coordinate the myriad diagnoses and reports from specialist doctors and ancillary consultants and help the school see how to get to the "proof in the pudding": your child keeping up with the others. Good luck. ...Read more

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What sort of disorders can be spread among children in school?

What sort of disorders can be spread among children in school?

Infestor vs infector: School kids oft have a relaxed pattern of personal hygene & well developed pattern of sharing.Things that infest (lice/pinworms/scabies mite) are all possibilities for school transmition.Things that infect (bacteria/virus/fungus/etc) are also spread in this close and relaxed environment.As they age & acquire better self monitoring & hygene, the infestors are less prominent. ...Read more

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Do children with ADHD need to take methylphenidate during the school holidays? 

Do children with ADHD need to take methylphenidate during the school holidays? 

Maybe: While controversial, in a number of cases, children who have adhd do not need medications during the holidays. Generally, adhd affects most, if not all, aspects of a child's life. This includes school and home life. However, some children do not present with severe symptoms of hyperactivity or poor impulse control and parents can control their behaviors. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to control ADHD at school?

Can someone tell me how to control ADHD at school?

In general: Once a diagnosis of ADHD is made by a pediatrician or mental health clinician the next step is medication management as this is one syndrome in psychiatry that responds very well to medication management alone. However, behavior therapy is also quite helpful. See http://www.chadd.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=YHwgb0eUwhY%3D for other helpful information. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it usual to put a child on ADHD medicines only on school days?

JUDGMENT CALL: I expect a child to be learning all day every day - not just in school. The mind doesn't shut off. If a child has a sufficient problem with attention and focus that he can's learn from his weekend experiences he needs meds. If he creats family difficulty because of the adhd, he needs meds for himself and his family. I havent seen children damaged by properly prescribed meds in 40 years. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child to have ADHD yet still have good grades in school?

Is it possible for a child to have ADHD yet still have good grades in school?

Yes: Attention is one of the important aspect in learning. Ability to associate, information base to draw those associations from etc are important. If the behavior, activity, impulsivity cause you to disrupt the general flow of work in the class you are more likely to be classified as attention deficit disorder. Only a thorough educational psychological evaluation can sort these things out. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Gurr
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Children In School (Definition)

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