Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has received a lot of media coverage in the past ten years. One of the things most misunderstood about the disorder is the treatment. Children (and adults) afflicted with ADHD are often treated with stimulant drugs. Parents are often hesitant about giving their children these stimulant medications. Treating hyperactivity with a drug that increases activity appears paradoxical.
Use online library resources, find at least two peer-reviewed journal articles that explain the effect of stimulant drugs (such as Adderall or Ritalin—amphetamine or methylphenidate) on the brains of those with ADHD.
Create a brochure that explains the benefits of using stimulant medications and addresses the concerns of parents of children with ADHD. Be sure to use language appropriate for the audience. Include the following in your brochure:
- Summarize the findings of the two articles.
- Explain the effect that these drugs have in the brain.
- Explain the concerns of using stimulant drugs to treat ADHD.
Develop a 2-3-page brochure in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
|Explained the benefits of using stimulant medication to treat ADHD, based on two journal articles.|
|Addressed the concerns of using stimulant medication to treat ADHD, based on two journal articles.|
|Presented information in a logical structure using language appropriate to the audience and supported conclusions citing scholarly research.|
|Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.|
In this assignment you will be creating a BROCHURE. Do Not Submit a Regular Paper! This must be in BROCHURE format! The brochure should be targeted toward parents of children with ADHD, presenting a brief summary of each of the two articles that you chose, the effects of the drugs on an ADHD brain, and addressing the concerns that may be present regarding using drug treatments for ADHD in children.
Need a template for your brochure? Check out these Word document templates offered by Microsoft Office: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/results.aspx?qu=brochure&queryid=888f68a1-619d-4815-bd09-487254491d35&avg=zwd
Your brochure should be no less than 2 pages long (not 2 panels, 2 pages; if you choose a 3 panel brochure template, you should have at least 6 panels).Brochures of more than 3 pages are acceptable. Brochures of less than 2 pages are not acceptable.