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ADHD Informative Speech

***** Speech on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

***** of the Speech: To inform the audience about what ADHD is (and is not), its symptoms, ***** different forms of *****, how it is diagnosed, ***** the treatment ***** ADHD.

Thesis: ***** is a serious condition, but it doesn't me*****n that it has to ruin person's life.

***** Follows:

***** off the walls!

***** with a child has said this phrase, as ***** child runs around, refusing to pay attention or listen. And everyone h***** had a day or two when they just can't focus. But for someone with Attention ***** Hyperactivity *****, otherwise known as ADHD, every ***** is like that. It's like the difference between having the blues and major depression. Everyone feels sad, but not *****one is incapacitated by depression. ***** h***** a d*****y or two when ***** just ***** get it to*****her. But that doesn't mean they have ADHD.

So what ***** ADHD? Acc*****ding to the National Institute of Mental Health, the ***** of ADHD are chronic inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. While all *****ren show *****se traits to some degree, at ***** times, when a child suffers from ADHD, hyperactivity, distractibility, poor concentration, or impulsivity begin to affect the ********** performance in school, social relationships with other children, ***** behavior at home ("***** Deficit ***** Disorder." NIMH, 2006).

Children who ***** ********** have a h*****rd time keeping their minds on any *****e task and may get bored after only a few minutes. Hyper*****ctive ***** are easy to spot in a cl*****ssroom. They are always running around, talking, ***** squirming in their seat. Sitting still is nearly impossible. Impulsive children have trouble thinking before they act and appreciating the consequences ***** their actions, making it hard for them to wait for things ***** want or to take their turn in games.

ADHD *****s approximately 3 percent to 5 percent of all children. Acc*****ding ***** the most recent version of ***** Diagnostic and Statistical Manual ***** ***** Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), there are three patterns of ***** that indicate ADHD. There is the predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type, the child ***** is bouncing off the walls and can't sit still, but ***** ***** really inattentive, the predominantly inattentive type, or ***** dreamy ***** who might not be hyperactive, but says "huh" almost every time a teacher tries to give him or her directions, and the combined type ***** displays both inattentive ***** ***** and impulsive symptoms. The diagnostic guidelines also contain specific require*****ts ***** determining when a child's symptoms indicate *****. The child's behaviors must appear early in life, before age seven, and continue for at least six months. ***** ***** must cre*****e a re*****l handicap in at least two areas of the sufferer's life such as in school at home, or socially—or ***** work ("Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." NIMH, *****).

***** work, you say? What *****-year-old goes to work? Well, ADHD isn't ***** someth*****g people outgrow. Several ***** studies ***** between 30 ***** and 70 percent ***** children with


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