Attention Deficit Disorder (also known as ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are terms used to describe patterns of behaviour that appear most often in children aged 7 and up. Children with these disorders are inattentive, overly impulsive and, in the case of ADHD, hyperactive. They have difficulty sitting still or attending to one thing for a long period of time, and may seem overactive. (Canadianmentalhealthassociation.ca). These disorders target the child’s attention and focusing span, which ultimately affects the way they learn and retain information. ADD and ADHD are usually formed between the years of childhood and adolescents, however it is very difficult to diagnose. They affect the family, school, sports, friends and hobbies in a child’s life.
A child with ADD or ADHD will have difficulty standing still and working on one thing for a longer period of time. They will constantly be fidgeting, looking around aimlessly, getting up and walking around and going off task to do something completely unrelated. ADD and ADHD , if not attended to can over time lead the child to a feeling of stress and frustration as they may wish to do well at the things they want to accomplish but can’t seem to get it right. Some emotional side effects of these disorders include depression and anxiety. It is also difficult for family member to coop with the idea that the child has ADD OR ADHD. It’s very stressful as they are constantly in contact with schools and doctors. This is also hard on the child, as they may be trying their best to be good and act appropriately but some things are out of their control. There are various medications that one can take to help ease out and even eliminate the symptoms of ADD and ADHD. If give at the right times with the right dose it can help children “grow out” of this disorder. As for parents and families of children with this deficiency it’s important to be extra patient, take extra care of their needs and constantly keep an eye out for them. Also, it’s important for family members to be understanding and avoid yelling and making a big deal out of things such as cleaning up a mess or disobeying some instructions.
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