Neither is disobedient, nor is he in the clouds ... he is a hypoactive child!
You hear a lot about hyperactive children, they are nervous, impulsive and restless children who have a hard time paying attention and thinking about what they have to do. On the other hand, little is said about the hypoactive child and, nevertheless, it is more common than it seems and this disorde
You hear a lot about hyperactive children, they are nervous, impulsive and restless children who have a hard time paying attention and thinking about what they have to do.
On the other hand, little is said about the hypoactive child and, nevertheless, it is more common than it seems and this disorder is of the spectrum of ADHD. Their way of being can generate anger, irritability and loss of patience for parents. They are those children who are always self-absorbed, seem disobedient and go in slow motion.
How to recognize the hypoactive child?
There is probably an overdiagnosis of hyperactive children, based on the fact that many parents and mothers when their child is nervous already label him as hyperactive. The matter reaches such a point that in Guiainfantil.com we have hundreds (and I say hundreds) of inquiries from mothers who say that their 2-year-old son is hyperactive. Yes, certainly chilling.
The child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is relatively easy to diagnose, since their behavior makes the parents suspicious and they quickly go to the pediatrician's office. But, within this spectrum is also the hypoactive child, the child of slow cognitive type, what are its symptoms?
- They have attention deficit and difficulty concentrating.
- They seem self-absorbed como, as if what happens around them does not go with them.- They go in slow motion, they process the information very slowly.
- It is difficult for them to relate to others because their classmates have a different rhythm to theirs.
- They are children who do not give many problems, and even among the brothers can go unnoticed,
they do not attract attention. - They may present school failure, since their diagnosis goes unnoticed and the necessary measures are not taken to help them on time.
- They tend to have
low self-esteem due to the constant reprimands and labels that parents put on them: "is that you do not know", "you are a disaster", "you are deaf", "you are a slow one", "you will be confused" ! " The hypoactive child is not a left or disobedient child
You recognize a hypoactive child when you deal with him, and I say this from experience. They are children who seem to go in slow motion constantly. When you ask them something they look at you as if you had spoken to them in Chinese, when you are beginning to raise their voices, they keep looking at you as if you were speaking in Chinese and, when you ask them what you have asked them, they probably can not explain it.
They wear the shirt inside out, they lose things, they do not know what duties they have sent or what the names of all the children in the class are. It is very common for these children to be subject to constant anger, screaming and punishment from parents. His way of being desperate and irritates us. And it is that, for those who do not know what a hypoactive child is like, it can seem like a child left, disobedient, passive, indolent and terribly clueless. Come on, children who do not pay any attention to us. 10. "You're always in the clouds," is usually one of the phrases repeated by the parents of these children, accompanied by "you do not know anything," " but how awkward. "
They usually receive constant reprimands for their tardiness at the time of doing things and their poor communication with others
. That is why they end up having self-esteem problems and saying "is that as I am stupid". If you suspect that your child is hypoactive you should know that the treatment for these children passes first and fundamentally by a diagnosis by the neurologist or the psychologist and after that, the same steps are followed as with a hyperactive child:- Behavioral treatment for him and the parents, that is, learning to live with a hypoactive child and how to get him to improve his attention.
- School support in case you need it, and is that they tend to have literacy problems.
- Pharmacological treatment if the neurologist recommends it.
And, above all, a lot of patience, a lot of love and less labels for the children.