A study of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) , Chicago, revealed that children who suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), are more at risk of being run over on the streets.
The problem is that they do not process the necessary information to cross the street even though they follow proper behavior on the sidewalk, turning to the right and left before crossing it. They also choose environments risky pedestrian , increasing the possibility of accidents.
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder where there is an absence and insufficiency of the activities of orientation , selection and maintenance of attention . According to the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-IV) people with attention deficit are characterized by:
Injuries caused by car accidents are the main cause of pediatric mortality ; In case the minor suffers a type of disorder it is necessary that as parents we teach him to cross the street and that he knows how to choose where to do it.