Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is misnamed, says Jill Whalan.
Helping Children with ADHD is the Goal of this New Program.
Understanding ADHD is important because many children suffer from it everyday. Where some see an unruly and disruptive child, others see a mind being pulled in several directions at once. This makes a simple task such as paying attention in school extremely hard for some children.
Learning about ADHD can help doctors design programs for ADHD. Once we develop these programs we can help children understand their disorder and themselves better. Helping children with ADHD come to understand that there is nothing wrong with them and how they can cope and adapt to their ADHD can be a very effective way in treating it.
One such ADHD program for children is doing just that. It is helping kids understand ADHD and how they can control it. It is also helping parents understand ADHD as well. A good example in the article was a parent learned to give her daughter one thing to do at a time. Telling her to do several things at once would lead her to become sidetracked.
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