Additional Context Post 2

For my second additional context post I am going to talk about the differences between learning disabilities and the medication used to treat them

Definitions

Dyslexia: A reading disorder characterized by difficulty recognizing letters, learning letter sounds, and identifying rhyming words. Young children with the disorder may also experience delayed language development and have trouble learning to spell and write as they reach school age.

Dysgraphia: Characterized by distorted and incorrect handwriting as well as issues with fine-motor skills. This is often misdiagnosed as dyslexia or dyscalculia due to little being known about this.

Dyscalculia: Characterized by problems with learning fundamentals such as basic numerical skills. Children who have this disability have trouble processing formulas or basic addition and subtraction.

Dyspraxia: Characterized by a significant difficulty in carrying out routine tasks involving balance, fine-motor control, and kinesthetic coordination.

ADHD: A chornic condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and sometimes impulsivity.

ADD: ADD is very similar to ADHD but without the H. In ADD the symptom of hyperactivity is absent . ADD is often not diagnosed because of the absence of hyperactivity. Due to this absence, many people assume the child is imply shy, quiet, or slow, when in fact they have trouble paying attention and focusing.

Medication

The most common type of medication used for treating ADHD is called a stimulant. Stimulants have a calming effect on children with ADHD. ADHD medications reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity and imporve their ability to focus and learn.

The various different medications used to treat ADHD are Adderall, Concerta, Focalin, Ritalin, and Vyvanse.

 

Treatment of ADHD

http://www.drhallowell.com/add-adhd/top10questions/

http://www.brainbalancecenters.com/who-we-can-help/learning-disorders/

 

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