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  • ADD and ADHD information
    There is an abundance of information on the web about ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Since this was one of the things the Psychologist suggested my Dervish would develop I investigated. In most cases the best place to look for information of this type is a reputable source that is not trying to sell you something. In this case I found all I needed at the Canadian Mental Health Association but since you're here, and I'm here, I am re-publishing what I found there for your information - the link is at the bottom. Dervish has never fit the ADD/ADHD profile - he is extremely focused, and I could only hope that he would zone out sometimes as opposed to hanging on every word that anyone says... he gets good grades at school and his teacher, upon questioning, looked at me like I had 10 heads when I asked if she had any difficulty with him in class. So, what is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? Reprinted with permission from the National Network for Child Care - NNCC. (http://www.cmha.ca/bins/content_page.asp?cid=3-99&lang=1) Attention Deficit Disorder (also known as ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are terms used to describe patterns of behaviour that appear most often in school-aged children. Children with these disorders are inattentive, overly impulsive and, in the case of ADHD, hyperactive. They have difficulty sitting still, attending to one thing for a long period of time, and may seem overactive. What are ADD and ADHD? Attention Deficit
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