Saturday, November 15, 2008

ADD/ ADHD are neurological disorders

A colleague sent me this ADHD link by Jimmy Kilpatrick (a nationally recognized professional special education advocate since 1994) for posting...
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and/or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)are neurobiological disorders that arise from the part of our brain that controls impulse control and attention. There are different varieties of ADD/ADHD: (1) Inattentive Type, and (2) Hyperactive/Impulsive Type. The symptoms can be verbal, physical or both.
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the most common of the psychiatric disorders that appear in childhood, are often the subject of great concern on the part of parents and teachers. Children with ADHD are unable to stay focused on a task, cannot sit still, act without thinking, and rarely finish anything. If untreated, the disorder can have long-term effects on a child's ability to make friends or do well at school or in other activities. Over time, children with ADHD may develop depression, lack of self-esteem, and other emotional problems.
Some of the symptoms for the Inattentive Type (read more)

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