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 ...for Children with Specific Learning Difficulties

Special Attention Project (SAP) is a Ghanaian Non-Governmental Organization that improves the lives of children with Specific Learning Difficulties by spreading information to the public, advocating for learning support for pupils with learning difficulties in mainstream schools, doing research and training on Specific Learning Difficulties as well as providing practical support to out-of-school children with learning difficulties in the streets of Accra.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a ‘Persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of development’’ (APA, 1994, P.78).

Symptoms include:

  •    Difficulty in completing tasks which affects their grades adversely;
  •    Short attention span;
  •    Need to have questions and directions repeated;
  •    Difficulty delaying gratification;
  •    Fidgeting ;
  •   Rushes through chores or tasks;
  •   Difficulty remaining on a task.