ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Article Review

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Clinicians typically report that boys are referred for AD/HD assessment nine times more often than girls. Studies using a broader population base generally indicate that the ratio of boys to girls with the disorder is closer to 3:1."

"In people with AD/HD, the brain areas that control attention have been observed to use less glucose, indicating that they are less active."

4. Strength related to the student with an exceptionality.

Individuals with ADHD tend to be highly creative, intuitive, open-minded, flexible, energetic, and optimistic. They are very quick learners when engaged and tend to develop a broad range of interests and hobbies as they get older. Students with ADHD are able to generate a tremendous amount of ideas in a very short period of time. They give a new meaning to the word brainstorm. Another great attribute of students with ADHD is their ability to work independently. Individuals with ADHD figuratively and sometimes literally throw themselves into their task, becoming so involved with it that the outside world disappears for a time.

The unique, intense traits possessed by students with ADHD constitute great strengths in the realm of education. The student with ADHD is very likely to be the "idea man" and even the initiator of action in a work group. Their energy, optimism, and openness allows them to dive headfirst into action, working kinks out as they go. Thus, students with ADHD are able to avoid the debilitating "paralysis by analysis" which stifles the more cautious and prudent students.

Bibliography

BC Ministry of Education (2003). Teaching Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource Guide for Teachers.

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Bibliography

BC Ministry of Education (2003). Teaching Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource Guide for Teachers.

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