Attention hyper activity disorder (ADHD) deprives a child of the ability to maintain focus. ADHD in children is very common. This disorder affects approximately 10% of children ages 4-17. Some symptoms of ADHD include inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. There is no single test that diagnoses it, but a doctor can give you a checklist with a variety of common behaviors demonstrated by children, and this can help you see whether or not your child could have this disorder.
As a teacher, it is my responsibility to do research on anything that affects my students, and this disorder plays a pivotal role in many classrooms throughout the world. I have seen the effects of this disorder, and it is troubling when you have a student that is so talented in your classroom, but they just cannot stay focused.
ADHD also plays a big role in my family. I have adult ADHD and my oldest son has ADHD as well. When my wife noticed our oldest having trouble keeping his eyes from blinking and several other little tics that he had, we took him to a neurologist. He was diagnosed with having a tic disorder. Also while there, I asked the doctor for an ADHD checklist because I suspected that he also had it. When my wife and I looked over the checklist we both saw that he, like his father, has ADHD. So as concerned parents we wanted to find a site that could help us with more information, and we came across Lifescript.com.
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I really enjoyed the videos on Lifescript.com, and found it interesting how many children this disorder impacts. There are different ways to counteract the effects, but the choice is ultimately yours. Because our son is so young, we are taking things slowly, but effectively. We want to be sure we take the right path for him.
Lifescript’s Childhood ADHD Health Center features tips, quizzes, recipes, and articles – all by professional health writers, experts and physicians – covering how to help your child succeed in school, advice for getting through the morning routine, how girls’ ADHD differs from boys’ and more. Please visit the Lifescript Health Center for more information.
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