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Should Children be labeled as Having ADHD?

ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been used to label children who are very disruptive in class and are unable to concentrate and do well in their studies.  There is a lot of debate and discussion on whether doctors should diagnose and label children as having ADHD.  Disorders like ADHD were unheard of even a century ago.  It does look like a western modern construct which is now spreading around the globe.  Of course, children who are very disruptive in class are having behavioral problems.  They need to be looked at with sensitivity and compassion.  They may need one-on-one attention or special learning inputs to help them adjust to the academic environment.  Sometimes, special educators may be required to help such students if the problems are of a severe nature as they may understand such students better due to … Continue reading

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Activities for children with ADHD

Choosing an activity for children with ADHD is a challenge faced by teachers and parents. It is important to choose the right group activity for these children. Identifying and changing every game looking into the disability of the child. Children with ADHD, need a little push towards the right direction, since they are smart as any other child and only suffer from a little attention deficit. Here are some examples of group activities which can help ADHD children. Sports – ADHD children are always bubbling with energy and as such they need to exhaust their excessive energy. Playing games such as football, soccer, badminton etc helps them become active participants, without laying emphasis on their disability. Sports require physical exertion and stamina, which will help children develop a focus and goal towards participating in the activity. Scouts and camps – … Continue reading

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Understanding auditory procesing disorder

Children are so delicate and always spread a positive vibe around them. This helps the elders relieve their stress many times. “Many revisit their childhood during times spend with a child’s. No one thinks/dreams of having a child diagnosed with a learning disorder. Dealing with a child’s disability can take a toll on one’s body and mind. There are many kinds of disabilities which are known, one of which is the auditory processing disorder. Auditory processing disorder (ADP) is a disorder in which a person cannot process the information they hear in the same way as the others. This leads to difficulties in recognizing and interpreting sounds. The causes for ADP are not yet known. ADP is associated with conditions such as dyslexia, ADHD, autism. Early detection of any disorder can help the child and the parent in finding the … Continue reading

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Handling kids with ADHD in the classroom

There are many different problems that are there in a mixed classroom. If you have a child that is constantly distracted, always disruptive and continually engaged in some activity or other, it is important to stop and think if the child is acting out due to something or does he or she have an actual problem. For kids with ADHD enduring a particularly long lecture or completing a long assignment is a difficult task. They cannot deal with abstract or vague rules and stay focused when there are too many distractions around them.  However by accommodating them and making the necessary adjustments these students can go on to achieve just as normal individuals do. Children with ADHD tend to be fidgety in the classroom. They may disrupt others while they are in the lecture and also find it difficult to … Continue reading

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Social strategies to help ADHD kids

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder or Attention Deficit Disorder is a condition that affects a large number of kids. It is important to understand that these kids need special attention and assistance to help them cope and overcome the difficulties faced. Here are some strategies to work on the situation: The inclusion of the student with the ADD is important to give them a feeling of being with their peers and not being targeted. These kids often face rejection and isolation and the class as a whole should be made sensitive to accepting and not smothering the student. Discuss or present a social situation to make the class and the students understand. Another activity to have is to have the kids complete the situation by suggesting possible resolutions to the social judgment. Also discuss consequences and actions. Encourage social interactions between … Continue reading

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Helping ADHD children with better attention span

Famed Poet W.H. Auden said “ A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep”. This is no less true today than it was many years ago and to combat such situations, many innovative teaching aids are being used. Despite all the help a teacher can get, nothing can replace an individual’s ability to creatively express a subject and its meanings in the best way possible. Attention deficit Disorder is a psychological condition. ADD is believed to affect at least one in 20 kids in the Indian population. It is a chronic condition that begins in childhood and impacts the child’s behavior all through its adult life. It creates difficulties in attention, impulse control and hyperactivity in the child. There are certain commonly obvious signs seen such as : • Persistent squirming • Short attention span • Does not … Continue reading

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