Article on Attention Deficit Disorder

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Do you suspect your child might have a problem with attention?

Jason…Jason….JASON!

Do you suspect your child may have a problem with inattention?

A primer of first steps.

Do you want to see an argument break out at a cocktail party? Just bring up the subject of ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Toss in the topic of medication and it will be like throwing a gallon of gasoline onto the fire. Recently, concerned parents told me that their son’s second grade teacher suspected their child may have attention issues. The parents wanted to know, where do we go from here? They had heard many conflicting stories about teachers, the school district, special education, medication, etc., and had no idea where to start or what to believe.

Attention and ADHD are big subjects and this article is but a glimpse into them. Why are educators so focused on attention? (Pun intended.) Because attention is what allows the brain to take in information, organize it, attach meaning, and connect it to other things already learned. I rank attention above memory in importance, because if you can’t attend to what you are learning, memory doesn’t do you much good. If you suspect your child may have a problem with inattention, here are some suggestions

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