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Current Issues in Brain Development             ECE 275            Lynlee Lusk
(Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)According to Monastra, ADHD is “a psychiatric disorder that is characterized by ...
 Fidgeting/squirming                 Inappropriate running / Lack of attention to details /       climbing  Makes carel...
 ADHD is caused by changes in brain chemicals  called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters help send messages between  n...
 The ADHD brain lacks the development of the  prefrontal cortex. Without this development  the brain must processes incom...
 Monastra   explains the long-term outcome for  ADHD children when he says “ADHD (is)  indeed a health impairment that, w...
 The  perspective of the child should not be  forgotten. “The overall goal of this…approach  is for patients…to develop a...
 MeMoves was initially created to use in the special  needs classroom. Can be used as a transition tool, to calm a  dist...
   claritycgc.org   kidshealth.org   addinschool.com   smhc.org/family   thinkingmoves.com
 Felt, B., Lumeng, J., and Christner, J. 2009.  Multimodal Treatment of Attention Deficit/  Hyperactivity Disorder in Chi...
 Dennison, Gail E. & Paul E. Brain Gym. Hearts at  Play, Inc. 2010. Print. Monastra, Vincent J. Parenting Children with ...
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The adhd brain

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The adhd brain

  1. 1. Current Issues in Brain Development ECE 275 Lynlee Lusk
  2. 2. (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)According to Monastra, ADHD is “a psychiatric disorder that is characterized by symptoms of inattention…. These symptoms occur prior to 7 years of age. The condition does not disappear with age; it is likely to cause impairment throughout a person’s life” (Monastra 18).
  3. 3.  Fidgeting/squirming  Inappropriate running / Lack of attention to details / climbing Makes careless mistakes  Difficulty with quiet activities Poor listening skills  Often interrupts or intrudes Does not follow through on on others tasks  Excessive talking Difficulty with organization  Blurting answers Loses things  Cannot wait his / her turn Easily distracted  Avoids tasks requiring Forgetful sustained mental effort Leaving seathttp://pediatrics.about.com/cs /adhd/l/bl_adhd_quiz.htm
  4. 4.  ADHD is caused by changes in brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters help send messages between nerve cells in the brain. Dopamine is an example of a neurotransmitter and low amounts of dopamine will cause symptoms of ADHD to appear (Sweeney 88).
  5. 5.  The ADHD brain lacks the development of the prefrontal cortex. Without this development the brain must processes incoming information in other areas. Genetic or environmental? 3%-10% of Americans have ADHD. It is more common in boys than girls. The multi-media world may explain the increased number of children diagnosed with ADHD (Sweeney 88).
  6. 6.  Monastra explains the long-term outcome for ADHD children when he says “ADHD (is) indeed a health impairment that, when untreated, increased a person’s risk for failure at school, for involvement in substance abuse and criminal activities, and for the development of a variety of problems at work and in social relationships” (21). A child’s frequent, uncontrolled behavior not only affects the immediately family but has a profound impact in the child’s classroom.
  7. 7.  The perspective of the child should not be forgotten. “The overall goal of this…approach is for patients…to develop a good understanding of their personal profile and to increasingly become self-advocates” (Felt, Lumeng, Christner 640). The goal is based on behavioral modifications; education, practice, time and patience. This takes consistency on the part of the parents, teachers and caregivers.
  8. 8.  MeMoves was initially created to use in the special needs classroom. Can be used as a transition tool, to calm a distressed child, and as a way to increase attention. Appropriate for preschool through 3rd grade and all those with special needs. Cross crawl, Lazy 8s, The Double Doodle, Brain/Earth Buttons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLHt1Xk0hKA&f eature=related
  9. 9.  claritycgc.org kidshealth.org addinschool.com smhc.org/family thinkingmoves.com
  10. 10.  Felt, B., Lumeng, J., and Christner, J. 2009. Multimodal Treatment of Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder in Children. American Family Physician 79, no. 8, (April 15): 640, 642. Monastra, Vincent J. Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2006. Print. Rabiner, D., D. Murray, A. Skinner, and P. Malone. 2010. A Randomized Trial of Two Promising Computer-Based Interventions for Students with Attention Difficulties. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 38, no. 1. (January 1): 131-142.
  11. 11.  Dennison, Gail E. & Paul E. Brain Gym. Hearts at Play, Inc. 2010. Print. Monastra, Vincent J. Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2006. Print Sweeney, Michael S. BRAIN The Complete Mind. National Geographic Society, 2009. Print.

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