This article discusses five common assumptions on ADHD. In the introduction of the article it states that 5-7% of all school-aged children have ADHD, which makes ADHD the most prevalent childhood psychiatric disorder. The first assumption is that ADHD causes deviant behavior. This assumption is false because ADHD is not a disease that explains why a child behaves a certain way, it is a description of behavior of inattentive and impulsivity. The second assumption is that ADHD is a disease. This is a common assumption for ADHD in children, but ADHD is a man-made classification and does not meet the requirements to be a disease. It is not a disease because a clinician is the one making a diagnosis and there are not any exact causes for ADHD.
In 2016, when the name Mayo Clinic is used in conversation between medical professionals and patients alike, it is more than likely used in a way that reflects complete medical confidence or satisfaction regardless of the interaction. The Mayo Clinic was conceived through honorable roots and with the best intentions in 1889 when a faithful servant of God approached a humble doctor with the idea to construct a hospital. (Peters, Casale, Halyard, Keith, Frey, Bunkers, & Caubet, 2014.) What grew from this mutual idea has blossomed into one of the most robust and identifiable medical institutions on the planet. The success can be largely attributed to its business model which is understood to be the reason so many doctors or other medical professionals
The CDC website introduces ADHD as a neurobehavioral or deficit disorder that affects children’s in all ages and sometimes it can have incurred into adulthood. ADHD has no cure, but there is help and treatment out there to control it. ADHD also has three different types. Predominately inattentive presentation, Hyperactive impulse presentation and combined presentation. Some of the causes for this condition can be brain injury or causes within the early stage of life. To diagnose it a several step process needs to be followed. Even though the condition has no cure, treatment is available. CDC site is informing about ADHD, which is a condition often diagnosing among children. The CDC effectively disputes that parents need to learn more in regards
They acknowledge that Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a real disorder that is affecting many people's lives, daily. And in some way, everyone is connected to this issue, whether it is someone’s child, a close family friend, everyone has seen the emotional effects this disorder has one people. The CDC goes so much into its use of pathos that it even talks about why people end up being diagnosed with ADHD. These facts are used to grab the reader by their heart strings. Not only does the CDC give facts about the diagnosis, it provides its reader with different ways to support or become more comfortable with what ADHD
An effective argument is nothing if it’s not convincing to the audience; regardless of how much groundbreaking evidence an author has, they won’t sell a single book if it isn’t persuasive enough for people to pay attention. Marilyn Wedge is no stranger to these devices, as she uses numerous appeals throughout her book A Disease Called Childhood. Written in the height of what Wedge refers to as “an ADHD epidemic,” this book attempts to detail various causes and solutions to ADHD. In chapter six of A Disease Called Childhood, Marilyn Wedge appeals to ethos, logos, and pathos through a variety of rhetorical strategies and devices to convince the audience that the American education system is contributing to the ADHD epidemic.
First, they listed the Signs and Symptoms of ADHD in the text. Listing the signs and symptoms is an effective way of expressing the information clearly and logically. Additionally, in the section Managing Symptoms: Staying Healthy they give examples and ideas of strategies that can be used to help alleviate or cope with some of the symptoms. Again, the writer is presenting factual information that appeals to the logical/reasonable side of the audience.
Information found on the web is not always reliable and this forces the reader to make a judgement as to whether the material she is reading is, in fact, scholarly. Anyone, anywhere can write biased data or twist the truth to benefit himself. To rebut this, readers have come to understand that analyzing the reading material is a necessity and examining the rhetorical devices in the text can prove whether it is beneficial or not. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a perfect example of a topic that ought to be wisely evaluated as medical issues are a serious matter unlike a favorite football team. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrote the skillful and trustworthy article “Facts About ADHD” by establishing a concrete purpose, utilizing visual rhetoric and word choice, and successfully involving all three rhetorical devices.
Cognitive development is the process that leads to the emergence of the ability to think and understand (Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg, & Saffran, 2014). This process involves the “development of thinking and reasoning” (Siegler et al., 2014, p.15) throughout childhood, including the growth of capabilities such as “perception, attention, language, problem solving, reasoning, memory, conceptual understanding, and intelligence” (Siegler et al., 2014, p. 131). Children contribute to their development through self-initiated activity even before they are born, by practicing breathing and digestive processes and exercising
Fuller and Strath (2001) conducted a quantitative research study that examined local populations of early education organizations based on the 1990 household census data to report features of the early childhood workforce nationwide. Multiple economic and regulatory forces shaped the population of early education organizations that operated within states and local communities. The median center-based teacher was 34 years of age, reported having completed some college, and was married. The median family childcare home provider had a high school diploma. Fifteen percent of all preschool teachers in urban areas were African American and 8% were Latina. The researchers analyzed data from 1994 on basic indicators of the early education organizations within neighborhood conducted every four years that included all preschool and childcare organizations. The bureau reported raw counts childcare workers and estimated median values for a variety of economic and demographic attributes for every zip code nationwide. Statistical data were analyzed using
Many children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), and the amount of those children being prescribed a medication for their disorder has grown largely in the last couple of years. This caused concern to arise in doctors; some of them went as far to say that most children diagnosed and treated for ADHD are really just immature and undisciplined (Koplewicz). Even if this is untrue, they say that the children would do better if treated with alternative options. Children diagnosed with ADHD are in serious distress, but not because of bad teaching or parenting. It is because their brains work differently than others, and they need to be treated properly. Doctors should continue to treat ADHD with medications such as amphetamines and methylphenidate. One reason for this is that stimulants and medications are more successful in controlling the symptoms of ADHD than any alternative methods; also, no serious side effects have been reported by someone using these medications. Lastly, misdiagnosis will likely not occur in the care of a well trained pediatrician.
Attention Psychiatric Association says that up to 11% of children in the U.S have been diagnosed with ADHD. This is a concerning percentage considering the possibility for misdiagnosis. Many children have been misdiagnosed with ADHD due to parents being overwhelmed by their high energy children, Schools not questioning a misdiagnosis because they get more funding for a child with a mental handicap, and because doctors choose the easy way out when treating a child with high energy.
Early childhood is an essential stage of life in terms of a child 's physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. Growth of mental and physical abilities progress at an amazing rate and a very high proportion of learning takes place from birth to age six. It is a time when children particularly need high quality personal care and learning experiences. Approximately 60 to 70 percent of preschool-age children in the USA attend an early childhood program or child care program out of the home, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Children learn language skills by interacting with the immediate environment and training or simple structural changes can improve language skills of children (Bouchard & Gilles, 2011). The early education given in early childhood shapes foundation of the life and helps mental and academic development of child. Throughout the play and education, children learn social skills along with how to deal with others and develop their own values (Webster-Stratton & Reid, 2010). Therefore, this paper, with the purpose of developing the children’s future, discusses why it is very essential to recognize the importance of early childhood education, how it effects to person 's life and how it can be developed.
Being a pre-service training educator, specific goals and objectives should be set to achieve educator’s own educational philosophy. The Educational philosophy is an individual statement of educators’ guiding principles about the education-related issues, which helps to guide when drawing up curricula and structuring classroom discussions for children. Every educator should have their unique set of principles and ideas to affect students’ performance. I strongly believe that early childhood education is to help children to achieve whole person development which including cognitive, physical, mental and social aspects. Children’s programs should be based on children’s needs and interests as they are going to grow, develop and mature in educators’