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This is a presentation on ADHD aimed at educating pre service teachers in primary schools about this common condition.

This is a presentation on ADHD aimed at educating pre service teachers in primary schools about this common condition.

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    • The Facts. Straight forward. Here and now. A presentation by Lou, Sean, Brendan, Laurenne and Jana…
      • ADHD only effects children
      • Parents are to blame for their children’s condition
      • More boys than girls have ADHD
      • ADHD is over-diagnosed
      • ADHD can be cured with the correct discipline
      • A child who can concentrate sometimes, can’t have ADHD
      • http://www.healthyplace.com/adhd/wild-child/myths-about-adhd/menu-id-887/
      • You shouldn’t have.
      • Those facts were all myths about ADHD.
      • We have done our research .
      • Here’s what we found out about ADHD …
    • Lets learn a little bit about what ADHD is and how it was discovered…
      • a medical diagnosis that effect humans behavioural and cognitive difficulties
      • a set of interrelated deficiencies in attention, activity level and impulse control
      • results in educational, social, parent-child and vocational problems (some of continuing into adulthood)
      • believed to be caused primarily by dysfunctions in the frontal lobes of the brain that are most likely genetically transmitted
    • The prevalence of ADHD in young children is not known with great accuracy. According to the Howard Florey Institute (Australia’s Brain Research Institute), is it estimated that… *Between 3% - 5% of Australian Primary school children are affected with ADHD. *Australia has about 50 000 children taking medication for ADHD (the third highest consumer in the world after the US & Canada). http://www.florey.edu.au/the-brain/brain-disorders/adhd/ According to a 2002 ABS report, *When considering the prevalence of ADHD in terms of the difference in the sexes; more boys (13%) had this condition than girls (3%) *While ADHD only represents a small number of children, it is a condition which has been diagnosed more frequently during the last decade. http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/94713ad445ff1425ca25682000192 af2/b96334a918f68329ca256b35001586da!OpenDocument
    • Attention symptoms Hyperactivity symptoms
      • Not following through on instructions and failure to finish tasks.
      • Avoiding, disliking or being reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort.
      • Easily distracted, have troubles sitting down, concentrating.
      • Fidgeting with hands or feet, squirming in seat.
      • Leaving seat when remaining sitting is expected.
      • Difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities and often on the go.
      • Interrupt conversations or other activities.
    • Being out of seat too frequently Not following instructions Calling out Being aggressive Short attention span Disruptive & distractive behaviours Day dreaming/ Disengagement Losing & forgetting equipment Handing in homework late/incomplete
    • Securing the child’s attention before giving directions Checking to ensure understanding Assigning preferential seating Reducing classroom distractions Providing peer- tutoring
    • Shortening activities/tasks and providing breaks Making activities/tasks more interesting and stimulating Providing reasonable choices Providing computer-assisted instruction Capitalising on strengths and avoiding weaknesses
      • Most common prescribed forms of medication are pychostimulants .
      • They make a person with ADHD more alert and more able to focus and sustain attention .
      • Medication is not the only way to manage ADHD behaviours, you must use behaviour management & interventions in conjunction with the medication for a child with ADHD to benefit from the medication.
      • Some medications commonly prescribed:
      • Ritalin
      • Adderal
      • Dexedrine
      • Cylert
    • http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/PublicHealth/Pharmaceutical/adhd/links.asp - NSW Gov. website that offers information on ADHD and an extensive list of links (Nationally & Globally) http://www.healthyplace.com/index.php?option=com_seyret&Itemid=78&catid=8 – provides a range of great videos based on ADHD. http://orsaminore.dreamhosters.com/handy/links/uk_various.html#adh – an extensive links page to other websites (global) with information on ADHD. http://www.adhdnews.com/ - provides detailed information about ADHD medication and other aspects of ADHD. http://www.addact.org.au/ - great “information handouts” on practical ways teachers can manage ADHD children in the classroom.