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Attension Deficit Disorder,(ADD), is a disease that causes major difficulty in paying attention. Although this is a disease that affects many adults, it is most comon in school children. About 20% of kids going to grade school have ADD. Not much is known about this disease: it continues to remain uncertain and ill-defined.

What is known however that about 30% of children in school also have a specific learning disability. People with ADD have trouble sorting out information, thus special classes are required to go at a slower pase. A lot of cases are helped with medication, however that is not always the answer. It can be possible to mainstream a child with a combination of home/school communication and possible medication. Some children grow out of ADD once they get past their teens. Other continue to have it on into adulthood.

Attention deficit disorder is often misdiagnosed because so many of the symptoms are related to child development. Children can be normal at one age and then not at another, but telling the difference between what is normal and what is not is the tricky part.

Some of the most common symptoms include habitual faliure to pay attension, which leads to difficulty with school work. Excessive distractibility goes along with it also and that can be hard to depict from a normal second grader to a second grader with ADD. However excessive it may be, though, is what needs to be monitored. Hyperactivity such as fidigeting and running around as well as abundant talking and frequent interrupting can be a sign.

The only way you can tell if your child has ADD for sure is by taking your child to a medical examiner. In most cases a teacher will be the first to spot the problem and suggest treatment. Now since in all the cases it is not so true that ADD is the case, going to the doctor or peditrician is the best way to know for sure and begin treating the problem.