Intoductions and Conclusion assignment week 7

Intoductions and Conclusion assignment week 7 - ADHD is...

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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
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2010 for the course COM 150 com 150 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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