Stories about: Michael Neessen

More than meds: a multifaceted approach to ADHD

ADHD often interferes with a child’s ability to follow directions. This can be perceived as misbehavior or “not paying attention” and lead to problems at school.

Billy is sitting in a chair in his third grade classroom, but can’t seem to find a comfortable position. He fidgets and adjusts, creating enough noise in the process to distract the other children around him. Sensing the disruption his teacher asks him read out loud, but after several attempts, Billy admits he isn’t sure what page the rest of the class was reading from. Some of the other students laugh as his teacher points out their place in the story, visibly annoyed at his inability to remain focused…

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