The research topic I chose is ADHD . I am interested in this topic because I know some kids with this disorder . This relates because Temple Grandin talks about this disorder in her “From the main streams to the margins” . My research question was “ What kinds of ways do they use for kids with the disorder like ADHD for them to do well in school, in public places, and at home¨. Teachers and families have ways that help kids with hyperactivity because they have an neurodiverse and atypical disorder.
Kids with ADHD have a hard time doing certain things. The things that they have a hard time doing is sitting still and they have a hard time concentrating or even staying still the whole day . They also can’t stay still for the whole day. They get fidgety and sometimes they don’t clean up after themselves and they start projects and forget to finish them. “ The very task these students find the most difficult is sitting still , listening quietly , concentrating- are the ones they are required to do all day long . Perhaps most frustrating of all is that most of these children want to be able to learn and behave like they’re unaffected people/ peers.” (Segal). ADHD is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Therefore some people use medication as a treatment but it doesn’t work for most and they should be closely monitored. Kids with ADHD have a choice to stay on the medication or not take it anymore .Many people treat ADHD with medication people should understand that medication doesn’t work for everyone . “When you think about treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) previously known as ADD , do you immediately jump to ritalin? Many people equate ADHD treatment with medication . BUt it’s important to understand that medication doesn’t work for everyone.” (Segal) .Everyone on medication should be watched closely also a chose to be on the medication or they could get off the medication for any reason . Doctors/ parents shouldn’t always put their child on medication because it doesn’t always work . Also children shouldn’t be calmed with medication they should be occupied with a tv show you think they might like , or that they might sit and watch; because the medicine doesn’t help at all for some kids and there side affects to the medication .
Furthermore ways that help kids with ADHD is to get involved in the daily things they do . Parents should also have meetings with the teacher at school to talk about there about your child’s disorder and you should create a goal for your child to meet in school and at home. “People say that kids with ADHD could behave better if they want . But ids with ADHD are often to do their best even though they can’t sit still ., be quiet they come off as disobedient but they don’t act impulsive on purpose.” (Robinson). Meaning that you just say that kids with this disorder act the way act on purpose when they actually don’t . Also that when they go out in public and they out to eat and they get the wrong order and they act out but there’s ways to help them calm down by taking them in a private place so that they could get calm, “While some kids can go to with the flow children with learning and attention issues unexpected – such as going to a restaurant and being given the wrong order.” Kids with ADHD have trouble but it’s better to have one on one conversations with your child so that you make scene in a public place . (Patino).
Teacher’s and families that have a child with a diverse disorder like ADHD have different ways to help their child . The way this project changed my perspective is by I realized that there different people in this world that need different thing in order to succeed in the real world. A question that I have is how does the neurotransmitters to tell the child what do like not clean up or forget they have homework or that have a project that they didn´t finish . How does ADHD affect how they control the way they act in public, home , or even school and what is the neuroscience behind ADHD?
Work Cited .
Robinson, Lawrence and Smith, Melinda. ADHD in children. Harvard Health, December 2016 , www.helpguide.org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-in-children.htm . Accessed 2 March 2017 .
Patino, Erica. ADHD family events and outings. Understood.org, 2014-2017, https://www.understood.org/en/family/events-outings/entertainment/6-ways-to-handle-behavior-issues-in-public-places#slide-7 . Accessed 6 March 17.
Segal, Jeanne and Smith, Melinda. ADHD and school. Harvard Health, December 2016, https://www.helpguide.org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-and-school.htm . Accessed 2 March 2017.
Segal, Robert and Smith, Melinda. ADHD treatment. Harvard Health, December 2016, https://www.helpguide.org/articles/add-adhd/adult-adhd-attention-deficit-disorder-treatment.htm. Accessed 2 March 2017.
Segal, Jeanne and Smith, Melinda. ADHD parenting tips. Harvard Health, December 2016, https://www.helpguide.org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-parenting-tips.htm Accessed 2 March 2017.