Diagnosis Of Combined Adhd And Its Effects On The Brain, And Other Biological Causes

2228 Words Dec 4th, 2016 9 Pages
This upcoming school year, I will be having a student attending my classroom that has a diagnosis of combined ADHD. When a person displays 6 or more symptoms of the predominantly hyper-active impulsive type, as well as 6 or more symptoms of the predominantly inattentive type, a diagnosis of combination ADHD will be given. Glanzman & Blum (2007) states, “Most students with AD/HD have combined ADHD, and the majority of research is done on this group of students.” This information proves that the combination type of ADHD is common among children, meaning that I may have a myriad of students in my classroom over the course of my career that have this same disability. Some of the symptoms combined ADHD may include are forgetfulness, struggling to attend to directions, difficulty sitting still, and talking nonstop. Those are just a few of the potential symptoms. Turnbull (2013) states, “There are three causes of AD/HD: heredity, structural differences in the brain, and other biological causes” (p. 179). It is imperative that myself and other educators acknowledge the causes of ADHD, rather than believing the disability has been caused by alternative things, such as watching too much tv or a lack of discipline from the child’s parents. Having combination ADHD can greatly affect a child’s educational performance. As an early childhood educator, it is my responsibility to ensure that all students are provided with the most effective learning environment possible. Creating a learning…

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