Children with sensory processing disorder (SPD) may feel things intensely — or not at all. They may be hypersensitive to noise, fluorescent lighting, cafeteria smells, and new movement. Or they may feel their senses are muted and physically seek out stimulation — playing rough, bouncing boundlessly, or touching everything and everyone all the time.
There has been concerns in the medical community and lay community at large that Covid 19 on College Campuses is growing exponentially. It is a hazard to the adults especially the elderly. There is a concern that young adults have not quite grasped the significant and serious hazards of the condition. Child psychiatrists and adult psychiatrists alike feel that college is a transitional age with young people at varying maturity.
In order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have made several life-impacting changes. Most Americans are staying at home aside from going out for essentials and emergencies. Schools have closed and shifted to online versions. Many employees are working from home. People are encouraged to maintain six feet between each other for social distancing.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders diagnosed in children. The CDC estimates that over 6 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD, which translates into about 9.4% of children aged 4-17.
Have you been considering having your child tested for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Perhaps you’ve noticed behaviors that your child has that are different from his or her peers. Or maybe your child’s teacher has reported his behaviors are preventing him from doing as well as he could in his schoolwork.