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ADHD and Classroom Development
A discussion of teaching strategies for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
# 135331 | 1,750 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Education (Special) , Education (Teaching Methods)

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The paper relates that ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a learning and behavioral disorder which afflicts between 3-5% of Americans. The paper describes how students suffering from ADHD have a number of characteristics which impact heavily on learning and classroom behavior. The paper then discusses how ADHD is treated most effectively by a combination of medication and behavioral therapy, and presents a number of recommended strategies which classroom teachers should follow.

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"According to the National Center for Disease Control (CDC), "ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by pervasive inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity and resulting in significant functional impairment." The CDC reports that 4.4 million children ages 4-17, have been diagnosed with ADHD by a medical professional. In 2003, 2.5 million were being treated with medication (CDC). While the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has a smaller estimate, it still reports that over 2 million children or about 3 to 5%..."

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