Recently a loved one of mine has been learning to live with a child that has ADHD. The more I hear about it the more I want to learn. Thankfully Judith from Support 4 Parents with Complex Children was friendly enough to share a few concepts for all interested.
What is ADHD?
ADHD is typically described as a child/ adult’s inability to sit still, focus, concentrate on any one thing for more than a few minutes at a time. This is noticeable by almost everyone around them due to the excess energy, fidgeting, and bouncing from one subject/ project/ toy/ etc constantly.
Some say that ADHD is caused by:
- food dyes
- inconsistent parenting
and even some think it is not real at but an excuse made by parents and caregivers. These are all completely false and ADHD is a very real medical disorder that is much more common than many realize.
Adversities Children/Adults Face:
Some adversities those with ADHD face is difficulties in school with their inability to control themselves both physically and often emotionally causing many behavior problems including fights or suspensions for example.
Another challenge in making and maintaining friendships and social interactions successfully.
Treatment for ADHD can include medications, therapy, and an IEP done at the child’s school to help the child be successful in a classroom setting.
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