The Facts. Straight forward. Here and now.  A presentation by Lou, Sean, Brendan, Laurenne and Jana…
<ul><li>ADHD only effects children </li></ul><ul><li>Parents are to blame for their children’s condition </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>You  shouldn’t  have. </li></ul><ul><li>Those facts were all  myths  about ADHD.  </li></ul><ul><li>We  have  done...
Lets  learn  a little bit about what ADHD  is  and  how  it was discovered…
<ul><li>a medical diagnosis that effect humans behavioural and cognitive difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>a set of interrela...
The prevalence of ADHD in young children is not  known with great accuracy.  According to the Howard Florey Institute (Aus...
Attention symptoms Hyperactivity symptoms <ul><li>Not following through on instructions and failure to finish tasks. </li>...
Being out of seat too frequently  Not following instructions Calling out Being aggressive Short attention span  Disruptive...
Securing the child’s attention before giving directions Checking to ensure understanding Assigning preferential seating Re...
Shortening activities/tasks and providing breaks Making activities/tasks more interesting and stimulating Providing reason...
<ul><li>Most common prescribed forms of medication are  pychostimulants .  </li></ul><ul><li>They make a person with ADHD ...
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/PublicHealth/Pharmaceutical/adhd/links.asp  - NSW Gov. website that offers information on ADH...
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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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  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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