Ever since medical officials revealed the great percentage of children affected by ADHD or Attention Deficit- Hyperactivity Disorder, the condition has received a lot of scrutiny and many debates regarding all aspects of this disease have started to take place.
At first, skeptics began questioning if this was even a real disorder or not, but that debate was quickly solved by the imaging techniques physicians used to show what goes on in the brain of a person who suffers from ADHD, as opposed to the brain of a normal person.
MRI`s revealed that the nerve cell fibers had dysfunctions and also that various areas of the brain had difficulties communicating with each other. This result could be the perfect explanation of why a child with ADHD studies for tests and understands what they are being taught, but they have a difficult time remembering the information when they have to take a test.
In order to help these children become well-adjusted adults, parents go out of their way to help their child study better and be more organized. In some cases, medication is prescribed to help the child focus on the task at hand.
However, medication can go both ways, there are families who report amazing results, but there are also parents who have said that giving their child ADHD medication is the worst decision they ever made.
It is important to remember that, while medication is an important tool in managing ADHD, it does not solve all the problems that come with this condition. Drugs can only help the child focus on a specific task, but they cannot help him become more organized and better manage his problems, this is where the parents and educators step in.
Parents can help children by creating an easy to remember routine of how the child should handle its responsibilities and teaching experts have came up with a specific study style for children with ADHD, called the Kinesthetic learning style.
The kinesthetic learning child helps the children remember the information taught, by getting the child involved in the teaching process. Through this method, the child will have to understand the material taught perfectly in order to explain it to other children, by doing this, the child is trained to remember specific sets of information.
The children can also do their homework during class, if they find that they cannot focus after a day of schoold. Children with ADHD are not always able to function properly in a normal classroom and therefore a special school with innovative teaching methods might help the child grow into an well-adjusted young adult and help him deal with the stress that college will bring.
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