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my child can’t sit still and concentrate?
Type of Special Need
ADHD (Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
School Term :(SLD
- Specific Learning Disability)
children at all stages of education.
common in boys.
often also suffer from Dyspraxia (problems in motor co-ordination)
What to look
doesn’t seem to be able to control his activities or attention. He/she has
poor concentration, finds it hard to settle down and is always on the go.
He/she is not good at organizing things, finds it hard to take part in
anything requiring sustained effort and will not wait for others. He/she
often acts without thinking; has difficulty following instructions or
have significant problems in concentration and attention, without the over
activity are often described as ADD rather than ADHD.
will occur in more than one situation, e.g. at home and at school. He/she
may also have poor sleep patterns and difficulties interacting socially.
Due to his/her inattention he/she often underachieves and reading
difficulties are common, although his/her academic ability can be low,
average or high.
Medication can be used in some cases
to reduce the number of neurotransmitters in the
brain. The effects of these medicines only
last for a few hours and it is likely that at some time during the school
day, the medication will need to be administered according to the school
There is also some suggestion that dietary care may
help in some cases. Reducing the number of additives might be useful.
It is important though to remember that the use of
medication alone is not enough to modify the effects of ADHD; there must
also be a behavior modification plan.
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