Children in England and especially girls are being under-treated, not over-medicated, for ADHD, new figures obtained by the Guardian suggest.
In June, Ofsted’s chief inspector of schools, Amanda Spielman, claimed too many children were being given Ritalin, the main drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She said reliance on drugs meant behavioural problems were not being addressed.
Poor, inconsistent sleep (and the meltdowns that so often follow) is one of ADHD’s most debilitating symptoms. There is no magic cure, but parents who follow these guidelines do report more restful hours and less stress.
Attention deficit disorder is multi-faceted, far-reaching, and largely hidden. What caregivers and educators see poking above the surface are just a fraction of its symptoms. This is critical to keep in mind, and to guide your daily teaching and learning tactics.
Inattentiveness that children with ADHD show in the classroom is related to underdeveloped working memory
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may fidget, tap and swivel around in a chair much more than normally developing children because it helps them to learn complex material, psychologists have found.
It’s one thing to read about learning and attention issues. It’s another thing to see them through your child’s eyes.
Experience firsthand how frustrating it is when your hand won’t write what your brain is telling it to.
Or how hard it is to complete a simple task when you have trouble focusing.
Use these unique simulations and videos to better understand your child’s world.
Do they have problems with Reading? Attention? Organisation? Maths? Writing?