Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Case Study

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I chose this topic because I have two sons that have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). My youngest son is ten and was diagnosed when he was in kindergarten. My oldest son was in third grade when he was diagnosed, but he is nineteen now and has graduated from high school. When my oldest son’s second grade teacher first approached me with her concerns of him possibly having ADHD, I instantly felt a stabbing sensation within me, almost like if someone had diagnosed him with a fatal disease. I was not as familiar with ADHD back then as I am now, so I felt strongly about not giving my son’s medications that were prescribed for ADHD at that time. I had only heard bad things about the medications and how
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Evidence shows that ADHD is hereditary and is found predominantly in boys. Typically, ADHD is identified in the school setting by teachers whom experience the behavioral outbursts and low homework and quiz grades by recognizing the characteristics of ADHD. Characteristics of ADHD consists of hyperactivity and impulsive behavior and inattentiveness. Hyperactivity and impulsive behavior results in disruption of class, and inattentiveness can lead to learning and homework dysfunction. There are no lab tests to diagnose ADHD, therefore the testing criteria in order to diagnose this disorder takes over six-months to complete. Over the six-month period, data is collected from parents and teachers, filling out checklists as well as a full medical evaluation by the pediatrician are completed, including vision exam and hearing screening. (Association, …show more content…
 Tool used to identify specific interventions to assign to the children with ADHD, after collecting data from family members. (deJong, Williams, & Thomas, 2016) o Psychosocial treatments increase academic and organizational skills in child with ADHD. (Chan, Fogler, & Hammerness, 2016) o Behavioral strategies and awareness, as well as infrastructure, to increase learning conditions for children with ADHD. (Mall, 2013) o CON: (per cited in primary article), a child diagnosed with ADHD could acquire a psychological problem from attending a meeting for the first time. (Dolgun, 2011). o Per (as cited in primary article), all types of interventions’ effects were inconsistent at decreasing ADHD symptoms (psychosocial treatments along with behavior management, motivational development, and academic, organizational, and social skills training techniques). (Chan, 2016), (Leggett, & Hotham, 2011). o Medication regiment and psychoeducational intervention did not improve ADHD symptoms. (Fields, & Hale, 2011).
• Education on the interventions that can aid in improving symptoms of ADHD. o Home-Based behavior

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