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Fostering a Child with ADHD

Fostering a Child with ADHD – What You Need to Know

by: Gemma Brown

According to the CDC, the statistics of children with ADHD are going up year by year. In 2011 11% of 4-17 year olds were thought to be living with the neurological condition that affects behavior – often leading to hyperactivity, issues with concentration and a lack of social awareness that may result in behavioral problems. For some foster parents this may be somewhat of a turn off, but kids with ADHD still need loving homes and although there is no known cure the condition, a combination of medication, therapy and good routine can reduce symptoms. For prospective foster parents of children with ADHD there will be a wealth of support and information, but here are just a few of the things that you can do in your day-to-day life to help a child with ADHD transition well into your home.

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