Symptoms of ADHD –
Children who have symptoms of inattention may:
– Be easily distracted, miss details, forget things, and frequently switch from one activity to another.
– Have difficulty focusing on one thing.
– Become bored with a task after only a few minutes, unless they are doing something enjoyable.
– Have difficulty focusing attention on organizing and completing a task or learning something new.
– Have trouble completing or turning in homework assignments, often losing things (e.g., pencils, toys, assignments) needed to complete tasks or activities.
– Not seem to listen when spoken to.
– Daydream, become easily confused, and move slowly.
– Have difficulty processing information as quickly and accurately as others.
– Struggle to follow instructions.
Children who have symptoms of hyperactivity may:
– Fidget and squirm in their seats.
– Talk nonstop.
– Dash around, touching or playing with anything and everything in sight.
– Have trouble sitting still during dinner, school, and story time.
– Be constantly in motion.
– Have difficulty doing quiet tasks or activities.
Children who have symptoms of impulsivity may:
– Blurt out inappropriate comments, show their emotions without restraint, and act without regard for consequences.
– Have difficulty waiting for things they want or waiting their turns in games.
– Often interrupt conversations or others’ activities.
– Be impatient.