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Week 9 Discussion Board—Initial Post Case Study 4: Hyperactive Child My first impression of this child is that she was bursting with energy and quite “all over the place.” Her tone of voice is loud and pressured. Her behavior is erratic, impulsive, and intrusive. She appears to be having a hard time focusing on one thing for very long. She is rapidly asking me a wide range of questions related to video games. Her affect is bright and tense. Based on her presentation, Kayla fits the clinical criteria for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder F90.9. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder that is typically diagnosed in childhood (Brown, Samuel, & Patel, 2018). ADHD is characterized by a constant pattern of inattention and/or impulsivity/hyperactivity that negatively impacts development and function directly related to symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Kayla is easily distracted and has difficulty following instructions.

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