Research Paper on Adhd

3520 Words Sep 25th, 2011 15 Pages
RESEARCH PAPER ON ADHD

Abstract

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral development disorder among children. In the United States there are at least 2 million grade school children that are diagnosed with the disorder (Dupper, 2003). ADHD is determined to be one of the most common development disorders in children (Barlow & Durand, 2009). This paper will discuss the different aspects of ADHD, its symptoms, common traits, and the known treatments being used by clinicians. Moreover, the paper will also touch on the important things to consider when dealing with ADHD, particularly in the area of social work. By doing so, it will determine why social work should be an integral part of the diagnosis and
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He or she would tend to miss out simple elements in activities that ordinarily are easily remembered. 2) Many times a child would experience difficulty in sustaining attention in tasks or in play (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). A child would more likely shift from one task to another rapidly without even a thought of following-through or completing the present task at hand. It does not matter whether the activity may be related to school or play. 3) A child may seem not to listen when directly spoken to (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). In many instances a child may not make eye contact or not exhibit any form of connection with another person even with face-to-face communication. 4) Most likely a child will fail to follow instructions and finish schoolwork (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Simple training, like toilet training may be prove to be difficult as a child will have a hard time grasping directions. In school a child may always struggle to complete pen and paper exercises or follow class discussions. 5) A child may often exhibit difficulty in organizing tasks and activities (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Generally a child may find it hard to set priorities on his or her own. In school he or she may fall behind in completing projects. He or she may also be unreliable to lead group work or team activities. 6) A child will often refuse, dislike, avoid, or be reluctant to do mental tasks and activities

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