Monitoring behaviour in children with ADHD: The Web Health Application for ADHD Monitoring
Gabriel is eight years old and has been diagnosed with ADHD, one of the most common childhood neurodevelopment disorders characterised by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivityimpulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. He attends the third grade of elementary school and his parents are of a middle class socio-economic background. He often fails to pay attention to details and makes errors due to a lack of attention to schoolwork and other activities. He often has difficulty organising tasks and activities and is easily distracted by external stimuli. He is continuously moving, interrupting conversations or games. Teachers do not expect too much from Gabriel; they consider him a difficult child to manage because his behaviour often interferes with daily educational activities. For this reason his parents are often blamed for his lack of progress in his education. Nevertheless, Gabriel does not have access to an educational plan that suits his needs.
ADHD in practice 2016; 8(3): 52–56
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