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for suspect. See page 12.
» Honoring Syme
Beth El fetes its rabbi's 40th
anniversary of ordination. See page 22.
DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
health & wellness
» Opera Man FJA and Harvard grad Michael
Yashinsky directs MOT Children's Chorus in The Happy
Prince. See page 73.
» cover story
Ronelle Grier I Contributing Writer
hen Brenda Mann started teaching kindergar-
ten in West Bloomfield more than 20 years ago,
she noticed that a distinct group of children
had trouble following simple directions and adapting to the
daily routines, while the majority of kids seemed to adjust
quickly and easily.
"There were a lot of self-control issues, and most of these
kids came from lovely families; many had siblings who did
not have these problems," she said.
Mann started doing her own research
and realized many of these students fit
40 the description of a condition called
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD is a common condition that
affects the "executive functions" of the
brain, which include organization, time
management, focus,and the ability to
prioritize tasks and activities.
Children with the disorder are often seen as disobedient,
disruptive, restless and forgetful. While the ADHD child
is usually at least as smart or smarter than his peers, his
grades are often lower because he is unable to focus in class
and often forgets to turn in homework or study for a test.
A 2011 study by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) found 5.2 million, or 8.4 percent of chil-
dren ages 3-17 in the U.S., had been diagnosed with ADHD
— 12 percent of all boys and 4.7 percent of all girls.
Helpful therapies vary, but diagnosis is key.
There's No Place
A new Shalom Street exhibit takes visitors
on an unforgettable trip to Israel.
Elizabeth Applebaum I Special to the Jewish News
CONTINUED ON PAGE 61
ake certain your seatbelt is fastened.
Is everything safely secured under the seat
in front of you or in the overhead bin?
Now take a look out the window.
There on your left is the Mediterranean Sea, and then
comes a thin, white ribbon of land that forms the shore,
and then a cluster of buildings — Tel Aviv — and then
the long runway, and then you hear the loud, heavy
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