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Title: Trastorno por déficit de atención/hiperactividad y diagnóstico secundario de trastorno específico del aprendizaje
Author: Hidalgo León, Susana
Tutor: Muriel Molano, Vega
Abstract: Case presentation. 8-year-old boy in third grade of primary education. His parents come to the practice, alerted by the school, to check the attentional and academic difficulties of the child. Pathology. The attention deficit and hiperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by symptoms of inattention and/or hiperactivity/impulsivity, usually accompanied by deficits in executive functions. It affects approximately 5-8% of spanish children and from 2.2% to 7.2% of children and adolescentes worldwide. The comorbidity with a specific learning disorder in reading (39%), writing (60%) and/or mathematics (26%) is frecuent. The causes of ADHD aren´t clear and conducted studies indicate the influence of genetic and environmental factors. Assessment. Attentional and executive functioning deficits that interfere in his daily life activities have been objectified, as well as significant writing and mathematic difficulties. The global intellectual performance is normative. Results are compatible with an ADHD and a specific learning disorder. Intervention goal: To improve the child adaptation in the family and school context by reducing the observed difficulties. Intervention description. A program of 51 sessions distributed in 6 months, with 2 weekly sessions of 1 hour, is proposed. It includes sessions with the parents and the teacher, tutorships and a second assessment. The child treatment focuses on neurocognitive training, the use of self-instructions and the improvement of basic writing and mathematic skills.
Keywords: ADHD
executive functions
neurocognitive training
specific learning disorder
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
Issue Date: 23-Jan-2023
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