Research, Techniques, Advancements for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder

1913 Words Feb 19th, 2018 8 Pages
Learning disabilities are becoming more and more common in children and adults. Currently statistics indicate that: 2.4 million students are diagnosed with learning disabilities, with as many as 1 out of every 5 people in the United States having a learning disability and almost 1 million young people (ages 6 through 21) having some form of a learning disability and receiving special education in school. And, though none of these disabilities are threating, they are most definitely life changing.

The reason I have chosen to research teaching techniques and behaviors of learning disabilities is that I was recently diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) myself. Much like other students with ADD, I used to think I was simply lazy, an expert procrastinator and at times just stupid, because I couldn’t get my work done. Now I know why I am the way that I am but, most importantly, I also know that I am as capable as any of my classmates. I chose this topic to deepen my understanding of my own disorder and learn how I can improve my learning capabilities.

ADD or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) is only one of the many different types of learning disabilities, each with an extensive list of common symptoms, or behaviors. The most common learning disabilities are: Dyslexia, ADD,…
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