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What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Is a developmental neuropsychiatric disorder in which there are significant problems with executive functions that cause attention deficits, hyperactivity, or impulsiveness which is not appropriate for a person's age.
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Clinical Use of Video Games
Ben Tran (Alliant International University, USA)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch284
In the United, despite the extreme popularity of video games among adolescents, however, researchers in the fields of developmental and social psychology examining video game have focused mainly on the association between video game use and negative outcomes, while research on positive outcomes is more limited. Video game, and the usage of video games, in (adolescent) therapy and (adolescent) psychotherapy is any but ubiquitous. The research and clinical potential for combining video games and the communicative possibilities of the internet are immense. Hence, the purpose of this chapter is on video game and their usages in (adolescent) therapy and psychotherapy. This chapter will cover the history of video games, video games in psychotherapy, and the different types of video games and their usages in psychotherapy.
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Overview of Conduct Disorder: Implications for School Rehabilitation Professionals
Is a complex disorder, which can be seen as a disorder of life time, developing in preschool years and manifesting symptoms (full and/or partial) throughout adulthood; therefore, it is not surprising that there are no simple solutions. ADHD has been given a variety of names over the years, including the still commonly used attention-deficit disorder (ADD) (APA, 2020; Singh et al., 202015; Singh & Squires, 2014).
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Educational Opportunities of Virtual Game-Based Initiatives for Students With Disabilities
Is a prevalent learning disability defined as a prevalent neurobehavioral disorder commonly diagnosed in a large number of children and adolescents under the age of 18.
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Seeing (Speaking) Through Her Eyes (Brain): Louisa's Journey
A chronic neurodevelopmental condition characterized by inability to focus, restlessness, impulsive behavior, trouble staying organized, lack of motivation to complete tasks, and social difficulty. Some people with ADHD also experience executive dysfunction (variety of issues related to the frontal lobe of the brain; examples include difficulty with task initiation, emotion regulation, and memory) and sensory issues (see “sensory needs” below).
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Ethical Aspects of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Is a mental condition affecting children and adults and is typified by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Hundreds of scientists and medical professionals in both North America and Europe claim that there is no clear evidence to support the existence of ADHD and contend that most cases fall within the normal range of variation in human behaviour.
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Transforming the World Language Classroom Through Instructor Self-Assessment and Reflection
This disorder is characterized by an early and ongoing pattern of difficulty with attention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity. The experience of ADHD can be mild to severe and cause impairment in school, home, social, and work performance in people of all age groups.
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Assistive Technology for Children With ADHD: Between Reality and the Desired
Is considered one of the most prevalent and serious pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders that often remain into adulthood having a prevalence across cultures was about 5% according to the American Psychiatric Association (APA,2013).
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Are You Okay?: Examining the Role of Student Mental Health in the Online Classroom
A mental health disorder characterized by impulsivity, attention difficulty, and hyperactivity. Commonly diagnosed in childhood but lasts into adulthood.
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