Overcoming Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

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Last week’s article discussion was focused only on the inattentive type of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

It is important to note that inattentiveness in learners can also be accompanied by hyperactivity, hence Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This type of disorder is also not uncommon in schools, especially among boys. Learners need to know that there is great potential behind that inattentive and hyperactive behaviour, if only they could be proactive in managing the two disorders. Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity disorders simply indicate that there is something in the brain that influences behaviour, emotion and learning. Often people find it challenging to socialise and get along with people who have ADHD, due to their inattentive and hyperactive behaviour. Having awareness and being proactive can go a long way in avoiding the following challenges:

Many years of calls from school authorities as children are not able to meet expectations at school In some cases, many years of corporal punishment due to child’s disruptive behaviour Child struggling at school with low test results, not because the child is incapable, but because the child is extremely inattentive and usually procrastinates doing homework.

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