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

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Adhd laptop

  1. 1. The Facts. Straight forward. Here and now. A presentation by Lou, Sean, Brendan, Laurenne and Jana…
  2. 2. <ul><li>ADHD only effects children </li></ul><ul><li>Parents are to blame for their children’s condition </li></ul><ul><li>More boys than girls have ADHD </li></ul><ul><li>ADHD is over-diagnosed </li></ul><ul><li>ADHD can be cured with the correct discipline </li></ul><ul><li>A child who can concentrate sometimes, can’t have ADHD </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.healthyplace.com/adhd/wild-child/myths-about-adhd/menu-id-887/ </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>You shouldn’t have. </li></ul><ul><li>Those facts were all myths about ADHD. </li></ul><ul><li>We have done our research . </li></ul><ul><li>Here’s what we found out about ADHD … </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lets learn a little bit about what ADHD is and how it was discovered…
  5. 5. <ul><li>a medical diagnosis that effect humans behavioural and cognitive difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>a set of interrelated deficiencies in attention, activity level and impulse control </li></ul><ul><li>results in educational, social, parent-child and vocational problems (some of continuing into adulthood) </li></ul><ul><li>believed to be caused primarily by dysfunctions in the frontal lobes of the brain that are most likely genetically transmitted </li></ul>
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Attention symptoms Hyperactivity symptoms <ul><li>Not following through on instructions and failure to finish tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoiding, disliking or being reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort. </li></ul><ul><li>Easily distracted, have troubles sitting down, concentrating. </li></ul><ul><li>Fidgeting with hands or feet, squirming in seat. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaving seat when remaining sitting is expected. </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities and often on the go. </li></ul><ul><li>Interrupt conversations or other activities. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Securing the child’s attention before giving directions Checking to ensure understanding Assigning preferential seating Reducing classroom distractions Providing peer- tutoring
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. <ul><li>Most common prescribed forms of medication are pychostimulants . </li></ul><ul><li>They make a person with ADHD more alert and more able to focus and sustain attention . </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Some medications commonly prescribed: </li></ul><ul><li>Ritalin </li></ul><ul><li>Adderal </li></ul><ul><li>Dexedrine </li></ul><ul><li>Cylert </li></ul>
  12. 12. 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.

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