Essay on Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

2266 Words Oct 12th, 2016 10 Pages
Introduction Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or otherwise known as ADHD is a very common disorder among students in our school. According to the National Health Statistics Report, in the United States, 1 in 10 school aged children have a diagnosis of ADHD (Visser, Zablotsky, Holbrook, Danielson, & Bitsko, 2015 ). This disorder cannot be cured, but there are several in-terventions that can help with the daily symptoms one with ADHD has to deal with. While some treatment for ADHD involves medication, behavior interventions are also used as a form of treatment. ADHD can be diagnosed at the age of 3, but symptoms can start any time before 12 years of age, they can be mild moderate or severe (“Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children,” 2016). This topic is very important because of the commonality and dif-ferent levels of it in the school setting. Because of these struggles we have laws that protect the civil rights of students such as Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation act of 1973. This law requires that the schools pro-vide adequate education to assure that these students do not fall behind because of their disabil-ity. In order to help these students, many schools have adopted the response to intervention model (RTI). This is a three tiered model dependent on the level of need/intervention the student requires. The three tiered intervention model can accommodate the three levels of severity of ADHD; mild, moderate, and severe.…

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