Attention Defecit Disorder
Were you looking for information about ADHD? Attention defecit disorder is a common misspelling of ADHD.
ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is one of the most frequently occurring childhood psychiatric disorders. Its symptoms include not staying focused on a task, having trouble sitting still, and acting without thinking. These symptoms usually become evident in preschool or early elementary years, and can continue into adolescence and even adulthood. In many cases, the most effective treatments for ADHD include medications and behavioral therapies.
Coping with ADHD can be challenging for children with this condition, since a successful education usually requires paying attention and controlling behavior and impulses -- the key areas where children with ADHD have trouble. However, there are many ways in which the school can help students with ADHD. For example, teachers and other faculty can assess the child's strengths and weaknesses and design an Individualized Educational Program (IEP), and frequent breaks can be provided during the day.
(Click ADHD for more information about the warning signs, diagnosis, and treatment options for both children and adults with this condition. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)