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Angela D Middleton
ENG – 105
February 11, 2015
Jennifer Chinn

Rhetorical Analysis of the CDC Website
Attention – Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

If a child fidgets, day dreams, forgets where they placed things, talks excessively, or has trouble getting along with other children then they are labeled as disruptive and hyper. This is what leads to children being diagnosed with ADHD or Attention – Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. “ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood” (CDC, 2014). Knowing what ADHD is, the credibility of the site that is providing the information, and the audience that the web page targets are key to finding information on the disease that is credible, factual, and easy to understand. ADHD is usually diagnosed in children and can last up into adulthood. “It is normal for children to have trouble focusing and behaving at one time or another” (CDC, 2014). Children that struggle with ADHD have symptoms that cause difficulty at school, home, and in friendships. According to the CDC, signs of ADHD include daydreaming, losing things and forgetting things, squirming, talkative, take risks, make unnecessary mistakes, struggle with resisting temptation, struggle with taking turns, and find difficulty in getting along with others. “ADHD is diagnosed much more often in boys than in girls” (Berger, 2014). ADHD is broken down into three types that categorize those suffering by which symptom is more powerful then others. The three categories are Predominantly Inattentive Presentation, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation, and Combined Presentation. “Medicine combined with behavioral treatment often works best” (Berger, 2014). According to the CDC, scientists are studying causes and risk factors in an effort to find better ways to manage and...

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