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Attention Deficit Disorder. By: Morgan Barnes . History of ADD. Known as the history of the 90’s It was not until 1980 that ADD was named Before that it was called “Morbid Defect of Moral Control ” 1902 Then in 1922 “Post-encephalitic Behavior Disorders ”.

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Attention deficit disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder

By: Morgan Barnes

History of add

History of ADD

  • Known as the history of the 90’s

  • It was not until 1980 that ADD was named

    • Before that it was called “Morbid Defect of Moral Control” 1902

    • Then in 1922 “Post-encephalitic Behavior Disorders”.

    • Then it was called “Minimal Brain Dysfunction” in 1960

    • “Hyperkinetic Reaction” in 1968

What is add

What is ADD?

  • A disorder associated with low attention spans and hyperactivity.

Characteristics of add

Characteristics of ADD

  • Inattention

    • Difficulty organizing task

    • Inability of staying on task

    • Lacks the ability to transition

    • Misplacing things

    • Hard time remembering tasks

Characteristics of add continued

Characteristics of ADDContinued

  • Hyperactivity

    • Fidgety

    • Can not stay seated

    • Girls tend to talk a lot

    • Boys tend to be more aggressive

    • Difficulties listing to others

    • Gets distracted when reading a lot

Characteristics of add continued1

Characteristics of ADDContinued

  • Impulsiveness

    • Speaks out

    • Doesn’t like to take turns

    • Need to do high stimulus activity

Treatment for add

Treatment for ADD

  • Not curable

  • Medicine

  • Counseling

  • Behavior modification




  • Affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.

  • Main drug used

  • Other medications are also used but the same results are accomplished.



  • Counseling used for the main reason of children feel like they are a hassle to their peers.

  • Are treated with respect

  • Positive points are pointed out

  • Feel like they can talk and express

  • Feel safe in the environment

  • Learn about their behaviors

    • Some they are not in control over

Behavior modification

Behavior Modification

  • Make it work for that particular student

  • Find the students strengths

Normal vs add

Normal vs. ADD

How do you get add

How do you get ADD?

  • Genetic

  • Problems at birth

Symptoms of add

Symptoms of ADD

  • Cognitive disorders

  • Mental disorders due to a medical condition

  • Disorders related to substance abuse

  • Schizophrenia

  • Mood disorders

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Dissociative disorders

  • Sleep disorders

  • Adjustment disorders

  • Personality disorders

Add children in sport

ADD Children in Sport

  • Doesn’t help them

  • Sometimes makes it worse

  • Sport at young age

    Swimming, Diving,

    or lifesaving.

Parenting an add child

Parenting an ADD Child

  • Keep things in perspective, Believe and support your child, and pay attention to the siblings.

    • Don’t sweat the small stuff

    • Educate the siblings

    • Rules for everyone

    • Encourage

    • Focus on the positive and not the negative

Famous people with add adhd

Famous People with ADD/ADHD

  • Walt Disney-a newspaper editor fired him because he had "No good ideas“.

  • Thomas Edison- his teachers told him he was stupid and couldn’t learn anything.

  • Elbert Einstein- Was four years old before he would talk and seven before he could read.

  • Terry Bradshaw- NFL Quarterback

  • Jason Kid- Current NBA player.




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