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Genetics Report Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD is related to but different than learning disabilities LD Some people only have learning disabilities Some have ADHD only Some have both A number of professionals believe that as many as 50-80 of those with ADHD will have LD There are three main categories that go with ADHD Hyperactivity The child exhibits an unusual degree of activity Most are fidgety something is always in motion fingers pencil feet They squirm in their seat etc Distractibility The child has difficulty blocking out unnecessary input from the environment Auditory Distractible Means paying attention to all sounds not just appropriate ones eg voices in the hall ringing of telephone Visually Distractible Means paying attention to all things see rather than appropriate one eg clouds rugs pictures Impulsivity The child does not think before acting or talking and does not consider the impact of hisher actions on others They do not learn from experience This child may be accident prone because of impulsive behavior combined with poor judgment Know one really knows how ADHD is caused But current research strongly suggests that ADHD is due to a deficiency in a specific neurotransmitter in the lower area of the brain Research should lead to a greater understanding of this disorder in the coming years Current information suggests about 50 of children with ADHD will no longer have it by puberty The remainder will continue into adolescence and possibly into adulthood ADHD can be treated many ways the behavioral way can be attempted to help the child to concentrate on sitting still staying on task or thinking before acting Another way of approaching this is medication The number one subscribed medication is Ritalin but there are a lot more than just one There also are some other diseases that usually accompany ADHD Dyslexia is one Dyslexia is literally difficulty in reading It
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