Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that causes children to struggle with paying attention, being extremely active, and acting impulsively. ADHD can affect children behaviorally and academically because students struggle with daily activities, such as sitting still, focusing on instruction, staying organized, and waiting their turn. The best child ADHD program addresses the child’s specific type of ADHD through a natural, whole-child approach.
The right side of the brain regulates social behavior, impulsivity, and attention, so ADHD is caused by decreased right brain activity. For children with ADHD, decreased right brain activity causes inappropriate social behaviors, impulsive actions, and lack of attention.
ADHD emerges in 3 different types: hyperactive-impulsive type, inattentive type, and combined type. With hyperactive-impulsive category, children struggle with the constant need to be active and with the tendency to act without thinking while children who fall under the inattentive type struggle to focus on tasks and activities. Children who are classified as combined type struggle with inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.