Phyllis Minor ENG-1059/18/18Professor Rebecca FoyDraft of a Rhetorical Analysis of CDC’s Fact Page on ADHDEveryone is familiar with ADHD nowadays. Whether directly or indirectly, everyone is impacted by this disorder that is frequently misinterpreted and just as frequently, misdiagnosed. ADHD affects the entire family of the person diagnosed and is a disorder that doesn’t stop with children only. In fact, it is estimated that 5% of adults in the United States are dealing with ADHD (Frank, n.d.). According to the Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, “Although the onset of ADHD for most children is prior to age four, ADHD is most often diagnosed when a child is in elementary school” (Branscome, 2014). This informs me that all types and ages of people are dealing with this disorder and many of them need aid in order to be appropriately analyzed and assisted with treatments. This assignment requires me to evaluate ADHD fact page on CDC’s website. The “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)” isa federal government site which explains “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)” and how it impacts the lives of the persons associated, whether it is the individual undergoing or his/her parents or teachers. The CDC’s fact page utilizes rhetorical tools which includes ethos, pathos and logos to communicate to its audience in effective ways.
The CDC site clarifies, "ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood and is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood" (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017). They keep, clarifying the troubles people may have, for example, "paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, or to be overly active" (CDC, 2017). In view of this comprehension, the CDC suggests a various rundown of treatment routines. All things considered, the CDC is accessible to help the public in