ADHD - Understanding Students with...

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Understanding Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
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True/False Quiz Check your perceptions and knowledge of AD/HD. Number your paper from 1-10.
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True or False? 1. AD/HD stems from a lack of will or any effort of self-control. False 1. ¼ of children with AD/HD have an anxiety disorder. True 1. AD/HD is caused by parents who don’t discipline their children. False
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True or False? 1. Parent, teacher, and peer conflicts challenge persons with AD/HD. True 1. AD/HD results from children watching too much television or playing too many video games. False 1. Dietary issues such as too much sugar cause AD/HD False
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True or False? 1. Rates of substance use and abuse are higher among persons with AD/HD. True 1. AD/HD results from living in a fast- paced, stressful culture. False .
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True or False? 1. Persons with AD/HD may have difficulty making and keeping friends. True 1. Persons with AD/HD are challenged by low self-esteem. True
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Considering the False statements: Why do you think that these beliefs are so strongly held in the general public? What roles can teachers play in dispelling false perceptions?
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AD/HD Defined Based on the DSM-IV: Patterns of inattention and/or hyperactivity- impulsivity that is more intense and occurs more often than observed in typical comparisons Symptoms must be: Present prior to age 7 Persist for 6 months or more Occur in at least 2 settings Not be attributed to another disability
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AD/HD Defined AD/HD and IDEA: Included under Other Health Impairments Most professionals use the DSM-IV definition Must adversely affect educational performance
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course SPE 222 taught by Professor Bal during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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