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Unformatted text preview: Attention Deficit Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Physical Effects Physical Effects Are in constant motion Trouble paying attention/ just distracted Trouble focusing on just one thing at a time Trouble learning in school Often talk excessively Do not finish tasks Interpret others ADHD and the brain… ADHD and the brain… Emotional Effects Emotional Effects Aggressive or violent behavior Withdrawl, anxiety, and depression Low self esteem Social Effects Social Effects The child has to be diagnosed with ADHD on many levels One way a child is affected is by his/her social life. The child with ADHD may be very impatient, interrupting, and pushy. Some other actions involving social effects is through disorganized, disruptive, and/or forceful. Role of Parents, Community, Role of Parents, Community, and School Disabilities Education Act Psychologists, therapists, social workers, school personnel Optimal environment at home and in the classroom Technology Collaboration Different support staff Different skill levels Organization services Treatment team Parents are the most important Education of parents is key The Referral Process For a child to be referred, they first must be assessed by the schools and special education department There are 5 groups of criteria the child will be tested on The groups are called the DSM­IV Criteria for ADHD The first group, where you chose A or B, must also have 6 or more of the symptoms present for at least six months to a point that would be inappropriate for developmental level The DSM­IV Criteria for ADHD I. Either A or B A. Inattention B. Hyperactivity and impulsivity II. Some symptoms that cause impairment were present before age 7 years III. Some impairment from the symptoms is present in two or more settings (at school/work and at home) IV. There must be clear evidence of clinically significant impairment in social, school, or work functioning V. The symptoms do not happen only during the course of a Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Schizophrenia, or other Psychotic Disorder. The symptoms are not better accounted for by another mental disorder (e.g. Mood Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Dissociative Disorder, or a Personality Disorder) Brad’s Story Brad’s Story B Role of the Health Educator Role of the Health Educator Be able to recognize when a child has symptoms of ADHD. Inattention symptoms, and hyperactivity symptoms. (Forgetfulness, difficulty sustaining attention vs. difficulty keeping quiet and fidgeting.)­ Understand that each child’ case is unique. One child’s individual needs and strengths may be different from another’s.­ Keep students in the classroom who do not have ADHD informed about the disorder. They should accept each other and understand what ADHD entails. Role of the Health Educator Role of the Health Educator continued… Know if a student is in need of behavioral treatment, medicine or both.­Remain patient and keep a positive attitude.­ Learn balance in classroom by giving a child with ADHD attention that does not take away from the class lesson. Minimize classroom distractions. Classroom Accomodations Classroom Accomodations Seat the student with ADD/ADHD away from windows and away from the door. Use visuals: charts, pictures, color coding. Create a quiet area free of distractions for test­taking and quiet study. Divide long­term projects into segments and assign a completion goal for each segment. Have the student keep a master notebook, a three­ring binder with a separate section for each subject. In opening the lesson, tell students what they’re going to learn and what your expectations are. Tell students exactly what materials they’ll need. Establish eye contact with a student that has ADHD. Keep instructions simple and structured. Allow extra time on tests or assignments if needed. QUIZZZZZZ QUIZZZZZZ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Helpful Resources… Helpful Resources… ­distinguishing ADHD ­ personal help site ­ resources site (lists a bunch) ­ sponsored by a magazine has a really nice question search engine ­ has a really nice chat area for questions as well as talking to other people with similar issues ­ gives great insight on help with parenting children with ADHD ­ about how schools can help ­ “for misunderstood kids” really great ratings very helpful for kids ­ information on Sources Sources http://www.anxiety­and­depression­ http://www.anxiety­and­depression­­99 tegies.htmhttp:// ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course KNH 232 taught by Professor Lindajlukac during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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