Re: What does "ADD" mean ?
Jon Spencer (spencerj@DG-RTP.DG.COM)
Fri, 3 Mar 1995 13:09:29 EST
> Attention Deficit Disorder: The inability to concentrate on one thing for
> an appropriate amount of time. Sometimes associated with hyperactivity, but
> not necessarily. A good friend of mine had a son who was ADD and went
> absolutely bonkers when he was told by the boys teacher. After it was
> treated, the change in the kid was just tremendous. A complete reversal
> and now a regular member of the honor roll, etc. at school. I wonder how
> many kids in areas that do not have adequate screening in schools or
> knowledgeable teachers/counselors are shunted into lifelong pigeon holes that
> are not NECESSARY if treated properly.
An addendum to my son's ADD progress. He is currently receiving 6
hours/week of remedial assistance, primarily in reading. His LD teacher
told us yesterday that in the year after next he will be in AG (academically
With early detection and treatment, there is a high probablity of success.
Without this early treatment, the problem can become worse and worse,
leaving the adult with ADD with many behavioral difficulties to overcome
(as is my case).
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