Does Your Child Have ADHD?

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

There are three sets of behaviors that define ADHD: hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. Here are some key signs that a child might be hyperactive and impulsive:

  • He fidgets and squirms a lot
  • He often gets up out of his seat
  • He run or climbs excessively
  • He has trouble playing quietly
  • He always seems to be on the go or driven by a motor
  • He talks excessively
  • He blurts out answers
  • He has trouble waiting for his turn
  • He interrupts or intrudes often

Symptoms of the third set of behaviors -- inattention -- include:

  • She makes careless mistakes
  • She has trouble paying attention to a task
  • She doesn't seem to be listening when spoken to directly
  • She doesn't follow instructions
  • She has trouble organizing
  • She avoids or dislikes sustained effort
  • She's always losing things
  • She's easily distracted
  • She's forgetful

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