Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a by Henryk Holowenko

By Henryk Holowenko

Realization Deficit/Hyperactivity illness (AD/HD) is a scientific prognosis label for a combined workforce of disruptive behaviours in little ones, which affects their improvement, kinfolk relationships and social interplay. This e-book stresses that AD/HD isn't a ailment, yet a part of the kid's makeup.

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46 ATTENTION DEFICIT / HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER Develop Knowledge and Understanding AD/HD is part of the child’s make-up. It is not a disease but a pattern of problem behaviour, much of which is largely outside their control. It does not have a single cause or a single cure and the first step is to understand and accept the problem because no amount of pushing or punishing will make the child behave perfectly. Developing parental understanding of the problems which children with AD/HD exhibit is an important step in their home management.

Study skills will need to be taught and reminders and prompts given on how to begin. 40 ATTENTION DEFICIT / HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER 7. Writing could be a problem. Try asking for one sentence to begin with and then a list. Sequence of events or procedures may be hard to remember. 8. In spelling, ten words may be too many to learn. Select a small number then increase gradually. 9. In maths, for example, rather than asking for 20 problems to be solved, try asking for the first 3, followed by numbers 11 and 12 and the last 2.

Parents should avoid making personal remarks which may hurt children. They will lose their child’s respect and damage their relationship with them. They should try not to be sarcastic or aggressive. All children imitate their parents’ behaviour, and children with AD/HD are no exception. Confrontation is best avoided as many children with AD/HD will seek attention even if it is negative. Conflict should be resolved quickly and wherever possible privately. An opp­ ortunity to succeed should quickly follow.

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