Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is currently defined as a neurological disorder (brain disorder). ADHD affects both children and adults. It is characterized by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and sometimes, hyperactivity. Often accompanying inattention are such problems as frequent distractibility, difficultly being organized, keeping track of things, making careless mistakes, and failing to complete tasks, etc.
The label, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is a misnomer of sorts. People with the disorder do not have a deficit or lack of attention, but they do have diffused attention; attention that is fleeting and can be sustained only for short periods before moving on.
Conservative estimates indicate that ADHD affects between 5 to 7 percent of school age children, and about 5 percent of adults. The ratio of ADHD boys to girls treated in clinical settings is typically 4:1. Girls are often overlooked as they do not frequently display hyperactivity or behavioral problems.
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Play Attention: Play Attention’s primary purpose is to help children and adults in developing and understanding their potential in controlling attention and behavior. It uses the same technology which NASA and the U.S. Air Force use to train their pilots to stay attentive in the cockpit.
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