Heredity And Structural Differences In The Brain

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There are three causes of ADHD: Heredity, Structural Differences in the
Brain; specifically in the frontal lobes, cerebellum and basal ganglia which play an important role in controlling motor responses, planning, motivation and behavioral inhibition, as well as reduced brain volume and
Environmental Causes such as prenatal, and postnatal factors.
“The essential feature of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that is more frequently displayed and severe than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of development”. Symptoms must persist for at list six months, be present in at least two settings, and not be attributable to another disability. (Diagnostic
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It is important to use contingencies that reinforce appropriate behaviors and use as fewer punishments as possible. It is essential to use inappropriate behaviors as opportunities to learn. Let them know that we all make mistakes and reflect on what to do next time.
Partnership between teachers, parents and students are crucial. They all need to commit with the students process in order to give him the best opportunities to be successful academically and socially at school. It is key to remember that students with ADHD can get upset and frustrated easily.
We need to give them the best chances to feel successful and value their efforts. It is significant for students and parents to be included in the student´s IEP.
This will help both of them understand what they need to work on and empower them to work among this goals with teachers support. “If goals need to be set by teachers, then you should incorporate the student´s preferences and interests into the goal to increase their motivation. Goals that have personal meaning are more likely to be attained (Meltzer,

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