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Chapter 7: ADHD The first formal definition of attention deficit hyperactive disorder was coined by a British physician, George Still, in 1902. He said that it was considered to be a psychological disorder with the symptoms occurring before the age of seven. This has been continually proven throughout the years, but now is called a neurobiological disorder, which means it originates in the brain. ADHD is defined as a pervasive pattern of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactive-impulsivity more frequently or severely than typically observed or seen. ADHD has three different types. The inattention types are usually forgetful, “day-dreaming”, or often skip parts of assignments or instructions. The hyperactivity- impulsivity types have high amounts of movement and seem to never be able to slow down. The third kind is a combination type of both listed above and contains a mixture
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Unformatted text preview: of the symptoms. ADHD is chronic and long term, not acquired over a time period. It is also not a situational disorder. Many think that children with ADHD have a acquisition deficit, but it is actually just a production deficit. Approximately 3-5% of our population is diagnosed with one of the three types of ADHD. There are many different types of testing for ADHD. Some tests are to test for the disorder, while others are tests for after diagnosis to continue improving the child’s learning experiences. Medical assessments are first used in order to eliminate other problems or medical issues that may be present. Continuous performance tests are used throughout to see how the child has changed and if they have progressed or regressed. Parents, teachers, and schools also assess the children and provide other helpful information to help with the child’s development....
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