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Body Paragraphs Week 6 assignment - ADHD In Children ADHD...

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ADHD In Children ADHD is thought to be overly diagnosed in children in the past few years. According to the CDC, (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), as of April 2, 2009, 5 million children between the ages of three and seventeen years old have been diagnosed with ADHD. That is 8 percent of the children aged 3 to 17 years. Eleven percent of those children were boys and 4.8 percent were girls. ADHD is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and is typically diagnosed after a child has shown six or more specific symptoms on a regular basis for more than six months in more than two settings. There is no single test for ADHD. There are standard guidelines that a doctor can use in order to diagnose ADHD in children. The diagnosis involves the gathering of information from several sources, including school, caregivers, and parents. The doctor will consider how a child’s behavior compares to that of other children of the same age. (Cleveland Clinic 2002) ADHD is not a handicap or a disability, children with ADHD can and usually do function just as well as any other child, with the correct medications and diets. Children who have ADHD are often very bright, and absorb all kinds of information.
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There are many symptoms of ADHD, they are: child makes careless mistakes, fails to give close attention to details, has a hard time following instructions, talks too much, , moves around too much, can’t wait his or her turn, and interrupts others. These are all symptoms of ADHD, but they are also symptoms of a normal preschooler or an immature five year old. It’s important to consider the child you
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