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    High school lesson plan topics - ADHD

    Focus On This: The Biology of ADHD (PDF)
    This lesson is for a standard level high school biology course and is meant to review and strengthen the concepts of neuron physiology and neurotransmission, and connect these concepts to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In order to complete these activities students should have prior knowledge of nervous system terminology and function.

    ADHD - A Focus on the Brain (PDF)
    This lesson is designed to be a supplemental activity for brain anatomy for a mid-level high school biology class. It allows students to apply their knowledge of the brain in understanding how neurochemical imbalances are thought to affect behavior and how different medications are used to treat the symptoms of ADHD. At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to discuss differences in brain anatomy and resulting behavior among youth with ADHD, and the different treatment options available for individuals with ADHD.

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