Adhd, A Common Neurobehavioral Condition

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eficit Hyperactive Disorder or commonly abbreviated to ADHD is a common neurobehavioral condition that affects 5 to 8 percent of school aged children. Students with ADHD can be hyperactive or easily distracted most of the time, even when they are trying to concentrate. People who are diagnosed with having ADHD have a hard time organising things, listening to instructions, remembering details, and controlling their behaviour (Donatelle, 2009). Children who are diagnosed with ADHD have been shown to have slight differences in brain function in comparison to their peers, especially with those thought processes that control attention and organise memory (Kids Matter, 2014). Forness and Kavale argue that a student’s success in the classroom is often dependent on their ability to focus on tasks and teacher and classroom expectations with minimal distraction. Such skill enables a student to acquire necessary information, complete assignments, and participate in classroom activities and discussions (Forness and Kavale, 2001). Diagnosis of ADHD is not straightforward. Any one clinical or laboratory test is not sufficient evidence to concur a diagnosis. To make a diagnosis, a mental health professional needs to undertake a number of assessments, including the child’s progress through early development, any prior experience of trauma or ill health, family circumstances, learning and school behaviours (Kids Matter, 2014). Not much is known about what is responsible for causing ADHD
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