Essay about Impact of Adhd on a Child’s Schooling

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William Schrupp
Impact of ADHD on a Child’s Schooling
SS3150: Research Methods Steven Smith

Impact of ADHD on a Child’s Schooling
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurological disorder and is mainly diagnosed in childhood, although it can carry on into adulthood. ADHD often occurs in more in males than females. A child with ADHD might daydream, forget or lose things, fidget, talk too much, and having trouble socializing. School can be very challenging for a child with ADHD. A child with ADHD may have trouble concentrating in school, have difficulties reading and writing, and have trouble making friends and socializing.
A child with ADHD has a hard time concentrating on schoolwork and paying
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His teachers described him as disruptive and oppositional in class and stated that he had difficulty paying attention during structured and unstructured activities. The school administrators contacted his grandparents and suggested that he was likely suffering from an Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The grandparents and parents want to find alterative method instead of medicating their child, so were referred to A Center for Educational and Personal Development (CEPD) where they could find a balanced, non-pharmacologic treatment approach which used as its cornerstone brainwave-based biofeedback, also called Neurofeedback. Upon initial evaluation Barry Belt, Director of the Center, and a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Neurotherapist, found David so hyperactive that he could only sit still for a minute. When he measured David’s brain functioning, specifically his ability to attend to a task, he found that he had too much slow- wave activity and not enough fast wave activity. In other words, his brain wave activity revealed that his brain was daydreaming instead of paying attention far too much to allow him to learn effectively. (Belt) Perhaps most importantly, David began to use Belt, Neurofeedback which trained him to alter his brain functioning so that he daydreamed less and paid attention more through the use of special software and computer enhanced techniques which allowed