Is ADHD a “learning disability”?
Attention deficit disorder (Attention Deficit Disorder – ADD) is a condition that becomes clear in some children in the preschool years and started going to school. It is hard for these children to control their behavior and/or attention. Estimated from 3-5% of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or approximately 2 million children in the United States. This means that in a classroom from 24 to 30 children, tt is likely at least will have a child with ADHD. These children might be likely to have learning disability.
DHD is not thought to a learning disability. It can be defined as a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), makes a student eligible for special education services. However, ADHD in the class of “other health impairment” and not under “specific learning disabilities“.
Many children with ADHD – approximately 20 to 30% also have specific learning disabilities.
The main characteristics of ADHD is attention deficit, hyperactivity and impulsivity. There are three types of ADHD recognized by professionals. This is the kind of hyperactive, mostly impulsive (not show lack of attention); The mostly ignored (doesn’t show significant hyperactive behavior, impulsivity) sometimes called ADD; and the match type (that displays both the symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactive, impulsive).
Other disorders that sometimes go with ADHD is Tourette Syndrome (affects avery small percentage of people with ADHD), bipolar disorder opposition challenge (affecting one-third to half of all children with ADHD), behavior disorders (about 20 to 40% of children with ADHD) anxiety and depression and bipolar disorder. (National Institute of Mental Health – United States, 2003).
ADHD is a disease quite popular, especially with children. However, the parents, the school and society need to care and share to help them treat this disease. Through this article, we see the importance of children’s physiology and takes measures to prevent and treat children who suffer from the disease.