The effect of the relative birth date in school year on occurrence of ADHD and ADD.Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), formerly called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction, a chronic, neurologically based syndrome characterized by any or all of three types of behavior: hyperactivity, distractibility, and impulsivity. (ADHD Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Definition
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder characterized by distractibility, hyperactivity, impulsive behaviors, and the inability to remain focused on tasks or ) and attention deficit disorder attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder (ADD or ADHD)
Behavioral syndrome in children, whose major symptoms are inattention and distractibility, restlessness, inability to sit still, and difficulty concentrating on one thing for any (ADD) are psychiatric psy·chi·at·ric
Of or relating to psychiatry.
psychiatric adjective Pertaining to psychiatry, mental disorders disorders that effect many people throughout the world. They are known to detrimentally affect a persons learning ability. The purpose of this study was to discover if the relative birth date of children in the school year had an effect on the occurrence of ADHD and ADD in the children. It was hypothesized that the older children would have a lesser occurrence of ADHD and ADD due to their increased development compared to their peers. The data for this study was collected through the accommodation forms required by section 504 of the Rehabilitation rehabilitation: see physical therapy. Act of 1973 on file at Spring Valley High School while maintaining confidentiality. The data was then processed into months starting at October; due to the fact that October is the cutoff date of addition for students to get into the current school year. A Pearson Product Moment Correlation test was then preformed on the data. Results from the test show that r < t (10, 0.05) in which r = 0.430 and t (10, 0.05) = 0.576. A weak positive, but not significant, correlation was found between relative birth date of children and occurrence of ADHD and ADD.