Characteristics of ADHD
Characteristics of ADHD Details
Unlike the normally high activity level of most children, hyperactivity is haphazard, poorly organized and not goal-directed.
- Difficulty organizing work and giving the impression they haven’t heard instructions
- Easily distracted
- Sloppy work and careless, impulsive errors
- Frequently calling out in class
- Difficulty waiting their turn in group situations
- Fail to follow through on their parents’ requests
- Unable to play games for the same length of time as other kids the same age
- Excessive running or climbing in young children
- Extreme restlessness and fidgety behavior in older children
The symptoms usually begin by age six to 12, are present for more than six months, and cause problems in at least two settings (i.e. school, home, recreational activities). If a person’s symptoms are primarily related to inattention, the disorder is just called Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
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