But the more I talked to people about it, the more I realized having ADHD
is no big deal.
Hinshaw's team observed girls with ADHD
in a summer camp he runs for them, they found the girls were often very shy, confused about what the teacher (or counselor) said, had problems understanding directions and difficulty reading social cues from their peers.
William Dodson is a psychiatrist specializing in adult ADHD
in private practice in Denver, Colorado.
The study began with 303 preschoolers who, according to teachers, parents, and clinicians, had exhibited moderate-to-severe ADHD
symptoms for at least 9 months.
The teaching of new concepts requires that students with ADHD
have time to incorporate new information into their pre-existing knowledge base and to use it as a springboard for additional abstractions and generalizations.
The symptoms or problems associated with ADHD
vary somewhat depending on the patient's developmental stage (Barkley 1998).
Many studies have focused on the extent to which children with ADHD
theoretically would meet diagnostic criteria for an IDEA disability category; however, this focus does not address the question of the number of children with ADHD
who actually are served under IDEA.
When I conduct workshops on mental health issues, I always ask how many people think ADHD
The following recommendations are based on the ASCA position on ADHD
(ASCA, 2000) and recommended interventions for children with behavioral disorders.
The study enrolled 140 boys, aged 6-17 years, diagnosed with ADHD
on the basis of a structured interview, and 120 matched boys not diagnosed with ADHD
is "not like actual, organic diseases of the neural system," Dr.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), ADHD
affects three to five percent of children, perhaps as many as two million American kids.
But he suffers from a behavioral disease called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD
Despite the excitement that surrounded Strattera's release in January, Los Angeles-area doctors and psychiatrists specializing in ADHD
are preaching caution to their patients.
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