The Brain

http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/brain.html

I love this website, I think it would be a great resource for introducing the brain to students.

It did not answer all my questions. But it did answer, how the brain functions, the different parts of the brain and why they are important to remember things like going to school or how to get dressed. It has great picture graphics, videos, and an activity or two that would be useful in a classroom.

https://www.aacap.org/aacap/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/ADHD_and_the_Brain.aspx

Another great website but about ADHD instead.

“ADHD is a brain disorder. Scientists have shown that there are differences in the brains of children with ADHD and that some of these differences change as a child ages and matures”

“The front of the brain behind the forehead is the frontal lobe. The frontal lobe is the part of the brain that helps people to organize, plan, pay attention, and make decisions. Parts of the frontal lobe may mature a few years later in people with ADHD”

The frontal lobe is the area of the brain responsible for:

  • Problem Solving
  • Memory
  • Language
  • Motivation
  • Judgment
  • Impulse control
  • Social behavior
  • Planning
  • Decision-making
  • Attention
  • Ability to delay gratification
  • Time perception

While scientists have shown that there are differences in the brain size, networks, neurotransmitters, and brain development of children with ADHD, they do not fully understand how these differences lead to the cause and the symptoms of ADHD. 

The difference between an average brain and an ADHD has not been fully researched but they do not that they are differences. They have done scans that have shown the differences in certain parts of the brain but that overall development is not affected, the biggest concern and what is considered to be are the issues with the frontal lobe.

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