Hyperactive (ADHD/ADD/ADHD) Child
Children can be hyperactive for many reasons. There is imbalance of electrical activity between diff areas of brain, especially the left and right hemisphere. So the functions that depend on the higher functioning areas are found to be good or even unusually better. However the skills that depend on the under active area or that depend on diff areas of brain to function as one are bad. The problem seems to come because one side of brain is maturing at a faster rate than other. As the child develops, this imbalance becomes more significant and the two hemispheres can never fully function as one. We need to do activities that will get the immature side of the brain to catch up to the other side, and then the symptoms go away. So does the ADHD disorder.
Children who can’t feel their own body movements cannot intuit the connection between movement and feelings. They can’t interpret facial expressions or the tones in a voice that tell them what another person is thinking. Where others express emotions, they may remain stone faced. This leads to social and emotional disconnection from others, making it very hard or even impossible to develop friendship or relationships with others.
In order for human brain to function as a whole, the left and right hemispheres must be in constant communication. In order to communicate effectively, the two sides must keep up with each other. They must stay synchronized. They must be in perfect rhythm, perfect harmony and perfect timing, just like a couple on dancing with the stars. In addition to being in sync, the brain’s timing mechanism must also be fast enough to keep up with the flow of information. The more brain develops, the faster the speed gets. The brain must be fast enough to make split second decisions, like jumping out of the way of a speeding car or ducking to avoid a fly ball. The brain can’t perform at such speed, if it is not synchronized. Good news is that brain can change and become well.