By Ruth D. Nass, Fern Leventhal
Thoroughly revised and up to date, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Your baby s ADHD: Preschool to varsity, moment variation is a entire, useful advisor for fogeys of kids with realization deficit hyperactivity illness (ADHD). Discussing either scientific and psycho-social elements of the , Dr. Nass and Dr. Leventhal offer an authoritative but compassionate rationalization of treating this situation and educating your baby innovations for dwelling -- and studying -- with ADHD. reviews from mom and dad of youngsters with ADHD convey a first-person standpoint to this helpful source. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Your baby s ADHD: Preschool to varsity, moment version deals mom and dad a aiding hand in dealing with the calls for of elevating a baby with ADHD, and atmosphere their childrens on a path for achievement of their improvement, schooling, and careers.
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Can a child with limited intellectual capabilities have ADHD symptoms? The major difficulty in deciding when someone with limited intellectual capabilities has ADHD trades on deciding whether to base the diagnosis on their chronological or their mental age. The criteria for ADHD per se are similar in the intellectually disabled and in children with typical development. As one would expect, the rate of diagnosis is higher when chronological age is used as the standard. Our expectations for attention, activity level, and impulse control naturally change as a child matures.
Scores on laboratory measures of attention, impulsivity, learning, information processing, short-term memory, A positive response to stimulants occurs in 70% to 80% of children with ADHD treated with these medications. QXP 5/21/10 10:52 AM Page 56 100 Q & A ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S ADHD: FROM PRESCHOOL TO COLLEGE and vigilance are all enhanced. Academic performance in both the short- and long-term improves as well. Stimulant medications are reported to be effective in patients of all ages, from preschool children to adults.
Any evaluation should look at different aspects of your child’s functioning. QXP 5/21/10 10:32 AM Page 34 100 Q & A ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S ADHD: FROM PRESCHOOL TO COLLEGE intellectual functioning and tests of academic achievement that cover the basics: reading, writing, and arithmetic. Other tests should measure your child’s capacity to process material and use memory, language, visualspatial, and sensory-motor skills. In addition, it is critical to have an examination of your child’s executive functioning abilities.