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Is Hyperactivity A True Disability?

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Is Hyperactivity A True Disability?

Hyperactivity is defined as excessive physical movements without a purpose and are usually at an increased speed. It is most commonly associated with those who have ADHD, otherwise known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is sometimes considered a disability depending upon how limiting it is for the person. In the technical and legal sense,…

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ADHD Diagnosis In Children: Accurate Or Out Of Control?

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ADHD Diagnosis In Children: Accurate Or Out Of Control?

Over the last ten years, the number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the United States has grown at an outrageous rate. Is this a result of more children legitimately suffering from the disease or an over-diagnoses from the medical industry? As reported in the New York Times, the Center for…

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Kids With ADHD Face Mental Health Woes

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Kids With ADHD Face Mental Health Woes

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is thought of a disorder that affects a kid’s ability to sit still and pay attention in school, but the truth is that ADHD can stay with the person who was diagnosed as a child. As William Barbaresi, associate child of developmental medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and author…

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5 Common Learning Disorders Every Parent Should Know About

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5 Common Learning Disorders Every Parent Should Know About

The key to developing a lifelong appreciation for learning is to find enjoyment in it. For some people, that may mean discovering a special talent; for others, it may mean falling in love with a novel. Unfortunately, some children are denied such an eye-opening, life changing experience because they have a learning disability that gets…

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