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TOPIC: Spinal Column: A New Look At Help For ADHD

Spinal Column: A New Look At Help For ADHD 30 Sep 2013 21:46 #280

Spinal Column: A New Look At Help For ADHD
Posted September 30, 2013 by Dr. Jim Schaffer

There are so many children today being labelled with ADHD. It seems to be a catch-all name given to kids who don’t fit into the definition of how a child “should” behave. The criteria used to make this diagnosis fits almost every child encountered in my practice. Let’s look at the criteria that would label a child as having ADHD:

1. Fidgets and squirms.
2. Difficulty remaining seated
3. Easily distracted.
4. Blurts out answers to questions before they have been completed.
5. Difficulty waiting for turn during games.
6. Difficulty following instructions.
7. Jumps from one thing to another.
8. Often talks excessively.
9. Interrupts others.
10. Loses things.
11. Does not seem to listen.
12. Difficulty playing quietly.

If your child displays at least 8 of these criteria, he is a candidate for the ADHD diagnosis. These criteria sound like a normal, healthy, exuberant, bored, child.

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