Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (commonly known as ADHD) is a disorder amongst people all over the world. My main reason for choosing to research this disorder is because I was diagnosed with it when I was eight years old. ADHD is a life changing disorder that makes most things in life really hard to do. My mother and I have both done a lot of research to try to help me figure out things I can do in order to bypass my ADHD. With this paper, I am hoping to let people know what ADHD is, what the signs of ADHD are, and how to cope with it, whether it be personally coping or helping someone through their disorder.
Most of the information in this paper comes from a variety of books that I have read, or from my personal experiences with my ADHD. The first book I used it called Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Practical Guide for Teachers, written by Paul Cooper and Katherine M. Bilton. The second book I used was Teaching Students with Learning Problems by Cecil D. Mercer, Ann R. Mercer, and Paige C. Pullen. These two books taught me a few things I did not know, and confirmed a few of the things I have thought about. Throughout reading these books, I have also discovered many ways to deal with ADHD, and how to teach others to handle myself or others with ADHD. I also researched a bit on ADHDChild.org as this site helps aid children, parents, teachers, and more who are dealing with ADHD themselves, or helping someone else cope with the disorder.
“Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a medical diagnosis that applies to children and adults who are experiencing significant behavioral and cognitive difficulties in important aspects of their lives.” That is the very first sentence written in the first book I read. I feel that this is the true definition of ADHD, as it defines the very problem of the disorder.
In children, ADHD is shown through a lot of erratic behavior, such as being... [continues]
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