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Hyperkinetic syndrome and strategies for special education of hyperactive children

Maria Daniela BOCA

Şcoala Generală „Ioan Vlăduţiu” Luduş

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            Hyperkinetic syndrome is officially defined as „distinct behavioral syndrome in children who exhibit supernormal levels of activity”. Hyperactivity is one of the symptoms of this disorder but they are used synonymously. The disorder is more frequent in males than females. Onset is in childhood. Symptoms often attenuate during late adolescence although a minority experiences the full complement of symptoms into mid-adulthood. Some of the hyperactive kid’s symptoms are: always excited, on extremes either impulsive and hyper or lost and hypo, lack of attention, learning disabilities, problem with interpreting messages, easily get distracted, difficulty in maintaining relationships with other children.

            All though some amount of breakthrough has been seen in research on hyperactivity but there is a long way to go in finding the common cause and cure.

           Children affected by hyperkinesia have problems at school and home. It’s difficult for them to change and adhere to systems. But its not end of the world for such children. All these hyperactive children could be put together for specialized training programs to bring them on par with the rest. This way the medication could be kept at the minimum and emphasis could be on reteaching. The parents and teacher also require guidance on handling the kids.


           Key words: hyperkinetic syndrome, hyperactivity, lack of attention

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