Effects of ADD/ADHD

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Affects of ADD/ADHD Robert was a typical two-year old boy always running and jumping around. In kindergarten, he couldn't remain seated during group time and moved between centers, leaving each a mess as he ran over peers. Third grade teachers began to talk to Roberts parents: he was blurting out answers and his desk was constantly crammed full of papers, toys, and books. In junior high, assignments done at home were never turned in and Robert received lunch detention for constant talking. He was late to class every day in high school because it was impossible to wake him. He couldn't find his keys most mornings. During college, he lost five cell phones and graduated with 2.65 grade point average. Robert was a typical ADHD child …show more content…
They are constantly moving, squirming and fidgeting as a result, may be physically clumsy and awkward. Their clumsiness may extend to the social arena. The causes of AHHD are not known however, it appears that heredity plays a major role in the development of ADHD. The drugs used to treat ADHD are Cylert, Dexedrine, and Ritalin and although the exact cause of ADHD is not known, an imbalance of certain neurotransmitters, the chemicals in the brain that transmit messages between nerve cells, is believed to be the mechanism behind ADHD symptoms (ford 2). If ADHD is not treated and left undiagnosed children may have serious problems as they grow older. ADHD negatively affects a child's social and educational performance and can seriously damage his or her sense of self-esteem. They may be perceived as slow learners or troublemakers in the classroom people may think of them as outcasts. Siblings and even parents may develop resentful feelings towards the ADHD child (Ford 6). The social impact on a child with ADHD can affect them in ways people don't understand and parents, teachers and other students should be a role model to ADHD children because if they are demonstrating appropriate behavior then the child imitates and looks up to them.
Teaching Methods However the teaching methods of a child with ADHD are very important because
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