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  • Babysitting In Children

    making some extra cash. Though I babysit for free, I still get the opportunity to have fun with a child and learn how to take care of children with different disorders. One child that I’ve been spending a lot of time with is Jamie. Jamie has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and was diagnose when he was six. While doing the observation for my interaction I learned that he had ADHD from his mother. I told her about this interaction and she let me know that he takes Adderall for his ADHD…

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  • DSM-5 Criteria

    school-aged children with autism-related disorders, but not as useful in diagnosing younger children. DSM-5 Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Currently or by history must meet criteria A, B, C, and D ( Walter E. Kaufmann, 2013). A. Persistent deficits in social communication…

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  • Good And The Ugly Of Treatments Of ADHD

    in first grade who is always talking to another student and is always somewhere around their chair, but never in it. Imagine this student getting a note sent home for their poor behavior in class stating that they should be checked for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Now imagine their parent getting the note, going to the doctor and being told that their child has been diagnosed with ADHD. This parent now has to make a choice between having their child medicated, finding a…

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  • Example Of A Claimant Case Study

    The claimant was an 18-year-old man. Alleged disability: autism, learning disability, behavioral problems, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). His mother reported that he needed reminders to take a bath and to take his psychotropic medications. He had difficulty with memory, concentration, completing tasks, understanding and following instructions, and getting along with others because “some people don’t understand his condition.” He had difficulty handling stress and…

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  • Strathma Case Studies

    with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, one of the most common childhood disorders that can continue into adulthood. Those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have trouble paying attention and controlling their behavior. Strattera is in a class of medications known as selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). It works by increasing the levels of norepinephrine, a substance in the brain that helps control behavior. (1) Use of strattera: attention deficit…

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  • The Stroop Effect

    younger adults (Cohen, Dustman, & Bradford, 1984). Although this data has sometimes been attributed to general slowing effects, others have complained that the larger Stroop effects in older adults than in younger adults support views that propose age deficits in particular cognitive processes(Verhaeghen & De Meersman,…

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  • ADHD: Behavior In School

    ADHD: Behavior in School “It’s not a simple behavior disorder, but rather a complex syndrome of impairments in the management system of the brain” (Brown, T.E., 2005). Referring to ADHD, these impairments are considered Neurodevelopmental, or relating to brain function. This is a relief to those who suffer from ADHD as quite often they are labeled as problematic children that are offered no supports or accommodations before a diagnosis is issued. A recent research study concluded that of…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of ADHD

    The number of attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses in America has increased significantly over recent years and, along with the higher number of diagnoses, is the dramatic surge in prescription medication as treatment. However, a growing number of experts argue that ADHD is a behavioral issue, not a disease. Furthermore, these experts agree that alternatives to prescribing medication to alter a child’s behavior exists, and that parents, teachers, and doctors need to…

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  • Ritalin Argumentative Essay

    often diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). People with ADHD have trouble focusing, controlling their behavior, and sitting still or being quieter than other people the same age. Doctors prescribe these students with a drug called Ritalin. Ritalin is known for its use, abuse, side effects, and the controversies concerning this drug. Ritalin is a prescription drug that is used to treat children, adolescents, and adults with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder…

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  • Learning Disability Report

    Disabilities affect hundreds of millions of people and families all over our world. According to, the 2010 United States of America Census around 56.7 million people live with a type of disability, which has increased by 2.2 million since 2005. The types of functional and activity limitations can be classified into three domains, communicative, mental or physical disability. “Disability is often called a social construct”, meaning that the disability is best understood in terms of how society…

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