ADHD Awareness Week (October 14-20)

Bored studentIf your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), take the time to educate your family and friends about this neurobehavioral disorder for ADHD Awareness Week.

According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), the common symptoms of ADHD include the inability to pay attention, listen, and stay still for long periods of time.  And as of 2007, 5.4 million children (ages 4-17) in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD.

The Parents magazine article, “Attention for ADHD” (May 2012), lists nine key facts about ADHD:

  1. The brains of kids with ADHD are different.
  2. No one knows the exact causes of ADHD.
  3. ADHD often looks different in girls.
  4. ADHD can make learning difficult.
  5. ADHD is tricky to diagnose.
  6. There is no cure for ADHD, but there is effective treatment.
  7. Kids can be taught to cope with ADHD.
  8. Parents can also be taught to cope with ADHD.
  9. Kids with ADHD also have it as adults.

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