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Lindsey Faucher EDP 256E Exceptionality Portfolio CHAPTER 7: Learners with Attention Deficit Disorder Things I already knew: Ritalin is a drug used to help with ADHD The most common symptoms of ADD/ADHD are inattention and distractibility and or hyperactive and impulsive behaviors Difficulties with concentration, mental focus, and inhibition of impulses and behaviors are chronic and persistent and impair a person’s daily functioning (at home, school, work, etc.) Both adults and children can have ADHD New things I learned: 70% of those with ADHD as a child continue to have it as an adult Many common drugs for ADD (such as Ritalin) can have some negative side effects that relate to appetite, sleep and growth ADHD symptoms are typically seen early in a child’s life, often when he or she enters a school setting The ratio of males to females that have ADHD is 6:1 There are three kinds of ADHD o HD: Symptoms are primarily related to hyperactivity and impulsivity. Individual
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Unformatted text preview: does not display significant attention problems. o ADD: Symptoms are primarily related to inattention. Individual does not display significant hyperactive/impulsive behaviors. o ADHD: Symptoms are primarily related to hyperactivity and impulsivity. Individual does not display significant attention problems Resourcea: • Chadd.com (CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention and Hyperactive Disorder) o Helps those who have ADHD find support and provides an online community for them to turn to o Allows you to understand the disorder: discusses the causes, symptoms, treatments, and more • Concerta.net (for adults or children) o Concerta is on of the drugs used for ADHD o Provides facts, signs, symptoms, and treatment options o Allows people to understand and be able to manage the everyday challenges that come with ADHD...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course EDP 256E taught by Professor Charlescatania during the Fall '09 term at Miami University.

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