Essay about Case Study: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Case Study: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Major Symptoms Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has 3 types of symptoms: problems with attention, hyperactive behavior, and excessive impulsivity (Kohn). ADHD is heritable (Kohn). The child is better able to cope with rapidly changing stimuli, but will have more difficulty focusing on things that are less interesting (Kohn). The brain is less able to focus on uninteresting tasks (Kohn). Some child-rearing parenting may be contributing to the development of ADHD (Kohn). Children with ADHD are more likely to come from single parent families, families with inexperienced parents, and families who spend less time
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David’s could not learn the same way as other children unless he find something to be of good interest to him then he would able to remember what he read or taught. I observed that he is good at video games and will win and one. He never really like any kind of sport but play them one in a while, he like to play the slip and trip game where people where he would trip them with his foot and they would get angry he thought it was fun but got in trouble with teacher for this. He got in trouble with his mother for the video game he plays due to the amount of time he spent on them. Davide was not ashamed to say to friends that he has ADHD. I observe when he was young and in school he makes lots of noise, but as he began to take medication it get better. As he get older he get to understand when someone say to keep the noise down he would but without noticing he would be right at the top again with out knowing.

Short Term Goals A common treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD) is stimulant medications. Ritalin is a stimulant medication that is often prescribed for children with ADHD. The short-term goal for this medication is to expand the attention capabilities for the child which should reduce the number of unfocused behaviors displayed by the child. This medication should not be used as a sole treatment for long-term goals. This is because the medication will ultimately defer the problems of the condition and stop any growth and
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