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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 ADHD 9.5% of children ages 4 to 17 are estimated to have ADHD A 16 year-old new driver with ADHD,is using the decision making skillsof an 11 year-old 30% According to Russell Barkley, children with ADHD are 30%slower in emotional developmentthan their neurotypical peers. 1 to 3 children out of 30 in a classroom has ADHD. 83% are boys This means... Emotional Development It may explain why... Girls with ADHD in Hinshaw's study (2002)were universally rejected by their peers and girls with the inattentive subtype were found to socially isolate themselves. 65% of children with ADHD have problemswith defiance, complying with expectations,and difficulties with authority figures. 65% Brain Function An under or overactivefrontal lobe can make emotional control challenging. For non-medication approaches check out social skills groups, neurofeedback, and meditation. Sources: Taking Charge of ADHD (2000) by Russell Barkley.Hinshaw, S. (2002) Preadolescent girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: I. Background characteristics, comorbidity, cognitive and social functioning, and parenting practices. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.70(5). pp. ADHD usually means problems in the frontal lobe. Medication and counseling are usually the first options recommended by professionals. Medication? Nikki Schwartz, MA, NCC Need Alternatives?
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