School Age Children With Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder

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Elementary School Age Children With Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder
Nicole Pankey
Troy University

Behavior Characteristics For Children With ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder also known as ADHD is a disability where children show at minimum one of these characteristics: hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention (Santrock, 2014). These symptoms can be shown in elementary students. ADHD is a psychiatric disorder. In 2009 about 3-5 % of student were showing symptoms of ADHD (Fonseca, Seguier, Santos, Poinso, & Deruelle, 2009). Only focusing for a few minutes, or high levels of physical activity and no stop motion and impulsive reactions are all signs of a child with ADHD.
There are three different types of ADHD that children can be diagnosed with one is ADHD with predominately hyperactivity. This is where the child is hyperactive and can’t really control their movements, ADHD with predominately inattention where the child’s attention span is very short and ADHD with bot inattention and hyperactivity where children are lacking in both attention skills and controlling their movements.
Children with ADHD show a lack in knowing role-appropriate responses to certain situations. They are unable to change their behavior that fits the environment that they are in and they are not aware of stubble social cues. The term ADHD comes with negative cogitations. Due to this negativity most children with ADHD are not accepted by their peers (Derulle et…

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