Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

1058 WordsNov 17, 20145 Pages
In classrooms today, there are many children who suffer from disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD/ADD.) While much is known about these disorders and how they affect the education of children, there are only a few known methods that consistently help an affected child focus and target in on what they need to learn. Medication for children With Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder must be used as an aid to help the affected child to focus and comprehend information being presented to them. Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) generally are diagnosed when they have problems paying attention or concentrating. Usual signs begin when the child enters his or her first few years of…show more content…
Then in response, the student is then expected to be quiet, sit still, and pay close attention to everything being presented. To any student this can already be a difficult situation. This expectation just makes the classroom even more perilous to a student with Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder. Classrooms are crowded, busy, time driven, activity focused, group instructed, and progress monitored. This can be an absolute nightmare for a child with Attention Deficit Disorder because they are unable to focus. A child who is suffering from the symptoms of Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder can also be a distraction to other students in the classroom. Speaking out of turn, tapping desks or pencils, and fidgeting are all examples of distracting habits these affected students may experience. Imagine sitting in a desk in a classroom, the teacher is presenting material and everyone is listening attentively. However there is one student who cannot sit still, he or she is constantly looking around and insists on swinging his or her arms and legs, and tapping the desk with the their pencil eraser. This child often acts as a distraction and noise toward the teacher and the other students. This is unacceptable, and everyone in that classroom is distracted. Having ADD/ADHD can be just as frustrating as dealing with someone who has it. According to HelpGuide.org: “The symptoms of ADD/ADHD can
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