Sam’s Grade 5 Speech on ADHD

Here is my grade 5 speech about ADHD that I am giving to my class this week…

What is ADHD?

Hi my name is Samuel Cameron, most of you don’t know this but I have ADHD. It is a mental disease that stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a very hard disease to live with it makes school one of the hardest thing for me. ADHD affects 1 in 5 and 1 in 5 kids with ADHD get the bad kind. I was the 1 in 5 twice, it makes everything hard.

There is a website that I’m a member of, it is called It is a website by kids, for kids with ADHD that tells me what ADHD is about and that no one’s brain is perfect, and if you have a mental disability like me, remember that. People like me have social disabilities, so that’s why I only have 4 friends. When some people see me biting myself, it’s because I feel that if I take my anger out on myself, I won’t hurt anybody else. ADHD also makes it difficult to pay attention, but I try to make it through every day. Once I found this out, I have been trying harder at school because just recently I found out that I am 1 in 15 million people in North America alone, that have ADHD so that helps me feel better.

ADHD also affects my mood, it sometimes makes me very angry and it sometimes makes me very happy. The cause of ADHD is unknown, some people believe that a baby is born without some nerves. When I finally got diagnosed at age 5 my parents found out what was affecting me.

People with ADHD have the highest dropout rate in the world, but people who have ADHD or ADD have some of the highest IQ’s in the world too. For example, Albert Einstein had ADD, for those who don’t know, ADD stands for attention deficit disorder. It is like ADHD but they don’t have hyper activity. People with ADHD have trouble in class: for example, we fidget and squirm in our seats, we talk nonstop, have trouble sitting, we are very impatient, blurt out inappropriate comments, get easily distracted from noises.

Once in kindergarten I got laughed at because I did 1+2=6 and I ran out of the building to try and get home, but my principle, who is now my football coach, got me and took me inside and I was kept from going outside for 3 weeks. I am probably not going to get picked for this and if I do, I will be surprised because I’m just a goofy kid with ADHD.

Anyways ADHD causes my brain to function differently, one time my life seemed so bad I actually hurting myself, it was that short moment in my life were I really hated my life but I got past that. I am always messing around talking to my few friends and I like to spend most of my alone time with a really good book. I also like to spend some time watching pewdiepie, markiplier, and jacksepticeye. Pewdiepie is really funny when my life sometimes feels like a living nightmare these guys are here for me ☺☺.

I made a youtube account but I know I’ll never be good at youtube on the internet. When I’m watching pewdiepie videos for that 10 minutes of video, I feel normal for the first time. ADHD is something bad and something that you don’t want to have, but I hope this little project has helped you understand what ADHD really is, it is a hard thing to have and I hope you guys understand what people with ADHD feel. It is a hard thing to live with but maybe someday in the future people will find a cure for ADHD and every other mental illness.

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