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ADHD:

I am a student in your classroom… ADHD

National Survey of Children’s Health: 2007 Percent of Youth 4-17 ever diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:

National Survey of Children’s Health: 2007 Percent of Youth 4-17 ever diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder State Diagnosed State Diagnosed State Diagnosed Alabama 14.3 Louisiana 14.2 Oklahoma 11.0 Alaska 9.2 Maine 9.6 Oregon 8.8 Arkansas 13.1 Maryland 11.9 Pennsylvania 10.2 Arizona 7.6 Massachusetts 9.8 Rhode Island 11.1 California 6.2 Michigan 9.9 South Carolina 12.0 Colorado 7.6 Minnesota 7.8 South Dakota 8.1 Connecticut 7.8 Mississippi 9.9 Tennessee 11.3 Delaware 14.1 Missouri 10.8 Texas 7.7 District of Columbia 7.7 Montana 8.5 Utah 6.7 Florida 11.6 Nebraska 9.0 Vermont 9.9 Georgia 9.2 Nevada 5.6 Virginia 10.2 Hawaii 6.3 New Hampshire 8.5 Washington 9.5 Idaho 8.3 New Jersey 9.0 West Virginia 13.3 Illinois 6.2 New Mexico 7.1 Wisconsin 9.9 Indiana 13.2 New York 9.2 Wyoming 9.1 Iowa 9.7 North Carolina 15.6 Kansas 10.0 North Dakota 10.0 Kentucky 12.4 Ohio 13.3 State Medicated State Medicated State Medicated US 4.3 Louisiana 6.3 Oklahoma 4.1 Alabama 6.5 Maine 4.5 Oregon 3.8 Alaska 4.0 Maryland 5.5 Pennsylvania 5.3 Arkansas 6.5 Massachusetts 5.4 Rhode Island 5.9 Arizona 3.0 Michigan 5.3 South Carolina 6.2 California 2.1 Minnesota 4.7 South Dakota 4.2 Colorado 2.8 Mississippi 5.4 Tennessee 4.8 Connecticut 3.3 Missouri 4.5 Texas 4.9 Delaware 6.0 Montana 4.4 Utah 3.1 Florida 4.8 Nebraska 4.3 Vermont 3.8 Georgia 5.6 Nevada 3.3 Virginia 5.5 Hawaii 2.7 New Hampshire 5.7 Washington 4.0 Idaho 3.7 New Jersey 3.1 Washington, DC 3.5 Illinois 3.3 New Mexico 3.5 West Virginia 5.8 Indiana 5.0 New York 3.4 Wisconsin 4.7 Iowa 5.5 North Carolina 6.1 Wyoming 4.0 Kansas 5.3 North Dakota 4.4 Kentucky 4.8 Ohio 5.0 National Survey of Children’s Health: 2007 Percent of Youth 4-17 ever diagnosed with Attention-D eficit /Hyperactivity Disorder: State-based Prevalence Data of ADHD Medication Treatment

My day begins like any other boy. I wake up, get dressed, eat breakfast, and then I am off to school. At school I enjoy being with my friends but then the bell rings and my teacher walks into my classroom. I can tell by the look on her face when she sees me how my day will end…..:

My day begins like any other boy. I wake up, get dressed, eat breakfast, and then I am off to school. At school I enjoy being with my friends but then the bell rings and my teacher walks into my classroom. I can tell by the look on her face when she sees me how my day will end…..

My teacher says I have “issues”:

My teacher says I have “issues” Her list of my issues: Issues??? I am just a normal boy except that I have a few things that I can’t control. have hard time paying attention does not seem to listen easily distracted from work does not follow through on instructions cannot stay seated squirms and fidgets talks too much acts and speaks without thinking cannot wait for things interrupts others

Did You Know ????:

Did You Know ???? ADHD students in the Classroom: *are more likely to have attendance problems *have a 30% slower emotional development *are three times more likely to have problems with expressive language Statistics show that: *50% have poor listening comprehension *25% have serious learning problems in areas including oral expression, listening skills, math and reading comprehension. *65 % have discipline problems with authority figures, and exhibit verbal hostility, defiance, temper tantrums and non-compliance *50% have trouble sleeping *Hyperactive percentages: 75% boys; 60% girls . ·

I know my teacher hates me…:

I know my teacher hates me… “My teacher called my parents in earlier today to talk to them about my behavior. I don’t know what was said but it couldn’t have been good because now I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow.”

The Dr.’s Appointment…:

T he Dr.’s Appointment… Last for more than 6 months How am I doing in school? Am I happy in school? Any problems with learning? Any problems completing class work? Am I concerned with behavior problems at school or at home when playing with friends? Inattention Hyperactive Impulsive Checklist ___________________________ Diagnosis : ADHD Treatment: Medication, Exercise

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* Number of children 3-17 years of age ever diagnosed with ADHD: 3 million * Percent of children 3-17 years of age ever diagnosed with ADHD: 8.6% Percent of boys 3-17 years of age ever diagnosed with ADHD: 12% Percent of girls 3-17 years of age ever diagnosed with ADHD 5.3%

By the end of my school year…:

By the end of my school year… Remember when I had all those “issues”? Well now they are all gone now. It took some time for the doctor to find the right amount of medication to give me but when he did WOW ! My grades are better, my class work is getting finished on time, and here’s the best part…. When the bell rings and my teacher walks into my classroom I can tell by the look on her face when she sees me how my day will end…..

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