Strategies for Success. Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by Rodney Orders, LCSW-C FASAP Clinician 443-287-7000 [email protected] Origins of the Disorder. First described by Dr. Heinrich Hoffman in 1845 The Story of Fidgety Philip
Let me see if Philip canBe a little gentleman;Let me see, if he is ableTo sit still for once at the table:Thus Papa bade Philip behave;And Mamma look'd very grave.But fidgety Phil,Won't sit still;He wrigglesand giggles,And then, I declare,Swings backwards and forwardsAnd tilts up his chair,Just Like any rocking horse; --"Philip! I am getting cross!"
See the naughty restless childGrowing still more rude and wild,Till his chair falls over quite.Philip screams with all his might.Catches at the cloth, but thenThat makes matters worse again.Down upon the ground they fall.Glasses, plates, knives, forks and all.How Mamma did fret and frown.When she saw them tumbling down!And Papa made such a face!Philip is in sad disgrace.
Where is Philip, where is he?Fairly cover'd up you see!Cloth and all are lying on him;He has pull'd down all upon him.What a terrible to-do!Dishes, glasses, snapt in two!Here a knife, and there a fork!Philip, this is cruel work.Table all so bare, and ah!Poor Papa, and poor MammaLook quite cross, and wonder howThey shall make their dinner now.
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