Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
Neurodevelopmental Disorders that appears early in life disrupt the normal course of development. Interrupting or preventing the development of one skill impedes mastery of the skill that is normally acquired next. Knowing what skills are disrupted by a particular disorder is essential to developing appropriate intervention Strategies.
Childhood is considered particularly important, because the brain changes significantly for several years after birth; this is also when critical developments occur in social, emotional, cognitive and other important competency areas. These changes mostly follow pattern: The child develops one skill before acquiring the next. Although this pattern of change is only one aspect of development, it is an important concept at this point because it implies that any disruption in the development of early skills will, by the very nature of this sequential process, disrupt the development of later skills. This disorder is mostly considered as childhood Disorders.
About Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder:
One of the most common reasons children are referred for mental health services is ADHD. The primary characteristics of such people include a pattern of inattention, such as being disorganized or forgetful about school or work related tasks, or of hyperactivity and impulsivity. These deficits can significantly disrupt academic efforts, as well as social relationships.
• Biological [medication]
- Improves Compliance.
- decreases negative behaviors.
- effects not long team.
- Goal setting and reinforcement.
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