ADHD EFFECT ON LEARNERS
The brain of ADHD child develops at an average 30% behind schedule in the frontal lobe.
The frontal region of the brain regulates cognitive skills, emotions, memories, and problem-solving capabilities
It is responsible for how an individual utilizes they’ve learned and comprehended. ADHD predominately alters the rate of development and hence, gives the child a hard time to learn
In adults, it is slightly an advanced disorder.
As adults with ADHD risk developing psychiatric disorders
These disorders cause the individual to score lower on academic tests.
Dr. Daniel Amen performed research on the brain of a 30-year-old man.
He observed that he was struggling with inattention, disorganization, restlessness, and impulse control issues.
He did observe two scans; one when the individual was relaxed and another when the patient was concentrating
His frontal lobe function dropped with concentration. The harder he tried, the worse it got
More about the impact in his revised book www.changeyourbrainbook.com.
ADHD is an abbreviation for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
This condition affects the attention of an individual.
We all know that for every learner to effectively ingest anything new in his mind, attention must be crystal.
Yet some of the symptoms depict that attention is affected. The cognitive symptoms include
In the early childhood stages, children possess poor sleeping patterns; day time behavior is even worse with sleeping being severely affected. This, in turn, affects the child’s learning.
Severe symptoms of the ADHD related to learners
Adult scholars may find it frustrating to focus and prioritize resulting in missing deadlines, unattended meetings
This may result from poor planning
Most learners find it challenging to follow through and complete tasks
Frequent mood swings can interfere with their planning abilities.
They are easily overwhelmed by the emotions they experience.
They fail to possess a barrier that allows them to set aside uncomfortable emotions.
They end up getting drowned in them and thus unable to cope with stress
Therefore attention and safely administering medication are incredibly fundamental. The following ought to be adhered to when taking care of any ADHD patient:
Difficulty in learning music
From scientific reports 7, article number 11550 (2017)
Both children, along with adults with ADHD, found it challenging to stay in rhythm
They would fail simple tasks like telling whether two sounds have varying or similar durations.
In conclusion, children with ADHD could detect a deviation from the beat but couldn’t do so with music
All participants, regardless of age and group, depicted the worst rhythm tracking performance when music was playing at a fast tempo than a slow pace.
Difficulty in coping with school
The journal of attention disorders published online 2015 November 25th by Cuffe, S.P., Visser, S.N, Holbrook, J.R., Danielson, M.L., Greryk L.L., Wolraich, M.L., McKeown R.E. an ADHD and psychiatric comorbidity: Functional outcomes in a school-Based sample of children.
This study focused on children with ADHD who had other mental disorders and reported the impact that these disorders had on the affected individuals.
University of Oklahoma health sciences center, CDC, and the University of Florida-Jacksonville had a team of researchers
They found out that more than half of the children ADHD and other mental disorders were struggling with friendships and getting in trouble with the school or the police
The study could assist physicians understand the needs and inform the care of diagnosed children with ADHD
These were the findings:
Physicians could utilize this information to comprehend the need for children with ADHD.
The children and parents are enrolled in a population-based project for the screening of ADHD and related mental disorder
The objective is to study and follow children from elementary school age (5-13) through adolescence (up to 19)
The primary target is to learn more about children with ADHD, the cause, co-occurring conditions, factors that increase the risk of having ADHD and treatment at an early stage
CDC’s primary function is to improve the comprehension of ADHD and co-occurring conditions. It is possible through the following procedure
Although there have been several attempts to contain the condition, there is no known cure.
Medication diagnosis is, however, advised so that the patients’ behavioral patterns may not affect the individual.
Nonetheless, there is still a significant challenge of cost per individual and society, and the estimates in the US are $31.6 billion combined annually.
With regards to learners with the condition, extra attention is required if they are to keep the same pace with the healthy scholars.
It is noted that improving the health of individuals with ADHD results in substantial savings to the families and society.
Please note that the entire wellbeing of ADHD individuals’ lies in your hands be it a colleague or a family member, make it a bit comfortable for them it is already hard for them to cope.