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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children

ADHD, which typically appears before the age of seven, makes it difficult for children to inhibit their spontaneous responses to everything from movement to speech to attentiveness. Because it’s normal for children to occasionally be inattentive, impulsive and hyperactive, it can be difficult to recognize ADHD. Also, because different ADHD characteristics predominate in each child, it can be overlooked. If a child exhibits a number of the following emotions and/or behaviours in all settings, from home to school to the playground, this may indicate an ADHD disorder. 

  • Has trouble staying focused on a task
  • Easily distracted from a task
  • Gets bored with a task easily
  • Doesn’t appear to listen when spoken to
  • Has trouble remembering things
  • Has trouble following instructions
  • Not detail-oriented
  • Makes careless mistakes
  • Can’t stay organized
  • Can’t plan ahead
  • Can’t finish projects
  • Loses and misplaces things
  • Always fidgeting and squirming
  • Can’t sit still or play quietly or relax
  • Constantly on the move
  • Runs and climbs impulsively
  • Speaks non-stop
  • Loses patience quickly
  • Acts impulsively
  • Doesn’t think things through
  • Blurts out responses
  • Interrupts conversations and speaks inappropriately
  • Intrudes on the activities of others
  • Can’t control emotions
  • Loses temper

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