First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Isabela ScaglioneFollow

Mentor/s

Prof. Mark Jareb Prof. Amanda Moras

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Often prescribed stimulant medication, children with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder suffer a wide variety of side effects at a very young age. Even though the use of pharmacotherapy can be beneficial to a number of children, there are serious risks that must be taken into consideration. In addition to the numerous physical side effects experienced by children, early exposure to ADHD medication can also lead to a future dependence on other antipsychotic medications. New concerns are also surfacing regarding the efficacy of drug trials that approve these medications for therapeutic use in young children. Today there are countless alternative approaches parents, teachers, and medical professionals can explore to aide and support these children. The research behind this claim includes exploration of natural and behavior-based methods to help students better manage their ADHD and perform successfully in the classroom. Because of rapid innovation in recent times, technology is being considered as an option to support children with learning and attention disorders. This is proving to be incredibly useful because of the widespread impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic. With the institution of distant learning across all classrooms, children with ADHD are especially suffering. As teachers and parents adjust to this new learning environment, they must pay close attention to their neuro-divergent children. Therefore, adopting natural and alternative approaches of management can prove to be vital to the behavioral and academic success of children with attention disorders.

College and Major available

Interdisciplinary Studies BA/BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300 Prof. Jareb and Prof. Moras

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Isabela Scaglione

STEM Major

Honors

2021

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

The Efficacy and Ethical Issues of ADHD Medication in Young Children

Digital Commons

Often prescribed stimulant medication, children with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder suffer a wide variety of side effects at a very young age. Even though the use of pharmacotherapy can be beneficial to a number of children, there are serious risks that must be taken into consideration. In addition to the numerous physical side effects experienced by children, early exposure to ADHD medication can also lead to a future dependence on other antipsychotic medications. New concerns are also surfacing regarding the efficacy of drug trials that approve these medications for therapeutic use in young children. Today there are countless alternative approaches parents, teachers, and medical professionals can explore to aide and support these children. The research behind this claim includes exploration of natural and behavior-based methods to help students better manage their ADHD and perform successfully in the classroom. Because of rapid innovation in recent times, technology is being considered as an option to support children with learning and attention disorders. This is proving to be incredibly useful because of the widespread impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic. With the institution of distant learning across all classrooms, children with ADHD are especially suffering. As teachers and parents adjust to this new learning environment, they must pay close attention to their neuro-divergent children. Therefore, adopting natural and alternative approaches of management can prove to be vital to the behavioral and academic success of children with attention disorders.

 

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